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Facing the first loss of their voting lives, young Republicans are surprisingly hopeful, but want the GOP to work for Gen Z
  • For many members of Generation Z, President's Donald Trump defeat in the 2020 election was the first loss in their voting lives.
  • Business Insider recently spoke to the senior members of five college Republican groups across the country for their reaction.
  • They were all largely optimistic about the GOP's future, with the party poised to keep control of the Senate and whittling down the Democrats' House majority in the 2020 election.
  • But they also said the GOP needs to reassess its image and platform to win over their fellow Gen Zers, including getting serious about tackling climate change and making the economy fairer.
  • While they said they were pleased with some of Trump's accomplishments in office, they were largely critical of his personality and had mixed feelings about Trump's future in the GOP.
Perhaps the biggest blow a US political party can suffer is having a one-term president — so you may think young Republicans these days are downbeat about the future. But that doesn't seem to be the case.

Generation Z, who currently range in age from 8 to 23, and their immediate elders, the millennials — who are currently aged between 24 and 39 — have so far proven to be solidly Democratic voting blocs.

Sixty-one percent of voters aged 18 to 29 voted for Biden this year, and just 36% voted for Trump, according to an analysis by Tufts University. A similar trend played out in 2016, when 55% of the same demographic voted Democrat and 37% Republican, Tufts reported.

Trump reportedly wants to hold a 2024 campaign event during Biden's inauguration
  • Donald Trump is considering hosting a campaign event for a 2024 presidential bid in January, the Daily Beast reported.
  • The event might fall on the same day as President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20.
  • The Daily Beast, citing sources close to the president, reported that Trump is attempting to stay relevant even as the world prepares for a Biden administration.
  • The discussions of a 2024 campaign event mark the latest move in Trump's attempt to derail the start of Biden's presidency.

GOP congressman calls party's refusal to acknowledge Biden's win a 'massive grift' and says Trump 'forgot he was serving people and not himself'
  • GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman slammed President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans in a recent interview with Forbes, saying that the party's refusal to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden's win is a "massive grift."
  • "They're worried about committee assignments, they're worried about the team," Riggleman said of Republicans who are standing with the president.
  • Riggleman, a first-term lawmaker representing Virginia's 5th Congressional district, was defeated in his June renomination bid and will leave Congress in January 2021.

Trumpism
or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by US President Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

Trumpisms are Bushisms on steroids.