Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites
Trump was convinced he was going to win on election night in a repeat of 2016, and was 'shouting at everyone' when Fox News called Arizona for Biden
  • President Donald Trump and top aides were convinced on election night that as in 2016, Trump would upset the odds and clinch victory, reported The Washington Post.
  • But when the usually loyal Fox News network projected that Joe Biden had flipped the key swing state of Arizona, the president was "yelling at everyone," a senior administration official told the Post.
  • Since losing the election more than two weeks ago, Trump has made baseless claims of election fraud and refused to concede defeat.

Trump tells viewers to watch 'anything else' but Fox News ahead of his 1st interview since Election Day
  • President Donald Trump on Saturday once again slammed Fox News, calling it "unwatchable" and urging his followers to watch "anything else."
  • Trump is scheduled to appear in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo later Sunday in his first interview since the presidential election.
  • His tweet underscored the growing tension between him and Fox News after the network called President-elect Joe Biden's election victory.

Trump wanted to file 'one big, beautiful lawsuit' claiming election fraud, but says his lawyers told him he didn't have legal standing
  • President Donald Trump in an interview with Fox Business on Sunday continued to make unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in the latest instance of his refusal to accept his loss in the 2020 presidential election.
  • Trump said he had asked his lawyers to file "one nice, big, beautiful lawsuit" encompassing his claims of voter fraud, but said his legal team told him he didn't have the standing to do so.
  • Instead, the Trump campaign has filed a number of legal challenges in states across the country that have so far not netted the president any sort of victory capable of overturning the election results.
  • "You mean as president of the United States, I don't have standing?" Trump asked. "What kind of court system is this?"

Trump refuses to give a 'drop dead date' to prove his case about election fraud: 'I'm not going to say a date'
  • President Donald Trump on Sunday declined to give a date specifying when he'll drop the lawsuits alleging election fraud.
  • "I don't want to give you an actual date," he told Fox News when asked when he plans to shut down the multiple lawsuits he has across the country.
  • For weeks, Trump has been trying to cast doubt on the election results, pushing nearly two dozen legal attacks and demanding vote recounts.
  • There is no evidence that fraud occurred this election, and Trump has not yet won a single lawsuit.

Trump, without evidence, calls the 2020 presidential election results 'the greatest fraud in the history of our country from an electoral standpoint'
  • President Donald Trump on Sunday called the 2020 presidential election results "the greatest fraud in the history of our country from an electoral standpoint."
  • During a call-in interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures," Trump remained defiant in his insistence of mass voter fraud, despite there being no evidence backing up his claims.
  • While Trump and his allies continue to pursue litigation against the election results, Biden is filling out his Cabinet.

Trump said world leaders complained to him about the election results — but most of them have already congratulated Biden
  • President Donald Trump said on Fox Business that several world leaders have supported his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud.
  • Neither Trump nor the White House offered any evidence of such conversations.
  • Numerous world leaders have congratulated and recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect, almost immediately after the race was called for him.
  • Even world leaders who have previously allied with Trump — including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson — have acknowledged Biden's victory.
President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested that several world leaders are backing up his unsubstantiated claim of election fraud, despite several of them having already congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on the victory weeks ago.

"You have leaders of countries that call me and say, 'That's the most messed up election we've ever seen,'" he said, speaking to Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo.

No world leader has publicly endorsed or supported Trump's claims of election fraud. During the interview, Trump did not offer evidence to back up his claim that leaders called him and expressed their support. Additionally, the White House has not released any transcripts of these conversations Trump said he had.

Immediately after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential race, several world leaders either made contact with or congratulated him on his victory.

... Russian President Vladimir Putin is one leader who's avoided congratulating Biden. In an interview given just a few days ago, Putin called Biden a "candidate" despite clear election results indicating he's the winner.

Trump over the course of his four-year term has made erratic and unprecedented decisions like pulling out of the Paris climate accord and authorizing the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Biden, on the other hand, boasts a lengthy track record of political involvement with world leaders, having served in the Senate for more than three decades and as vice president from 2009 to 2017.

Throughout his term, Trump has received low ratings from international observers. In January of this year, a Pew Research poll found that 64% of respondents across 32 countries "do not have confidence in Trump to do the right thing in world affairs."

More recently, Trump received low confidence ratings from respondents in 13 countries on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

That lack of confidence appears to have permeated his relations with world leaders, who acknowledged Biden as the victor much earlier than Trump.

Trump says he is ashamed that he supported Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp
  • President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed regret for supporting GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a statement that could potentially create major discord only weeks before two critical US Senate runoff elections in the state.
  • In a call-in interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, Trump harshly criticized both Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger for utilizing Dominion voting machines in the state.
  • "The governor has done nothing," Trump said. "I'm ashamed that I endorsed him.

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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.

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