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Russian state media are calling for Trump — or 'Trumpusha' — to get asylum in their country when he leaves the White House so he can save himself from prosecution
  • Russian state-media outlets are calling on President Donald Trump to seek asylum in Moscow to dodge potential prosecution in the US when he leaves office, The Daily Beast reported.
  • Trump and his businesses are facing multiple investigations by prosecutors in New York and Washington, DC, and he has vocalized his concern at the prospect of being indicted.
  • Olga Skabeeva, the host on the state-owned Russia 1 network, said on December 3 that asylum could solve Trump's problems.
  • Igor Korotchenko, a member of the Defense Ministry's public council, added: "But let him not simply arrive to Rostov or elsewhere, but also transfer his capital here and finally build his famous Trump City somewhere in our New Moscow."
  • Dmitry Kiselyov, one of Russia's most prominent Kremlin-aligned TV hosts, said Sunday that the only way Trump can save himself is with a self-pardon.
Olga Skabeeva, who hosts the "60 Minutes" show on the state-owned Russia-1 network, said on December 3 that Trump's predicament was "very serious" and therefore he should consider asylum in Russia.

Igor Korotchenko, a Russian military expert who sits on the Defense Ministry's public council, said on the same show: "Russia can offer political asylum to the persecuted former president of the United States, Donald Trump."

"But let him not simply arrive to Rostov or elsewhere, but also transfer his capital here and finally build his famous Trump City somewhere in our New Moscow," he added.

Trump is popular in Russia and is often referred to by state media as "our Donald," "Trumpusha," and "Comrade Trump," according to The Daily Beast.

To that end, several prominent state-media outlets have sympathized with the president's plight, and even blamed Democrats for it.

The impending lawsuits are the Democratic Party's way of "spitting at Trump on his way out," the state-run RIA Novosti news agency said on December 5.

Dmitry Kiselyov, one of Russia's most prominent Kremlin-aligned TV hosts, said Sunday that to survive Trump must pardon himself.

A lawyer who pushed a 'birther' conspiracy about Kamala Harris has joined Trump's election fight
  • A lawyer who pushed a "birther" conspiracy theory about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is representing President Donald Trump in his latest election fight.
  • John Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University, sparked national criticism for writing a controversial op-ed about Harris in August.
  • In the column, Eastman promoted a racist lie that Harris may be ineligible to become vice president because her parents are immigrants.
  • Harris was born in California and indisputably a US citizen.
  • Eastman has been cited as Trump's counsel of record in a motion to join a Texas lawsuit seeking to invalidate ballots in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Georgia.

George Conway writes op-ed calling Trump's effort to overturn the election the true 'big fraud' of 2020
  • Conservative attorney George Conway in a new op-ed ripped into President Donald Trump and his Republican allies over their efforts to invalidate millions of votes and overturn the election.
  • "History will record that the scam didn't succeed," Conway wrote, describing the latest suit out of Texas as an "embarrassment to the legal profession."
  • Trump and his GOP allies have won zero out of the at least 38 election-related lawsuits they've filed.
  • The president has repeatedly pushed the baseless assertion that President-elect Joe Biden won due to mass voter fraud.
Conway, a conservative lawyer and husband to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, described the overwhelmingly failed legal battle to challenge the election results as "the biggest farce of all."

"The big fraud of 2020 didn't take place in any voting booth, drop box or tabulation center. It happened after the election, at the presidential lectern, at news conferences and in legal briefs orchestrated to support the fiction that Donald Trump won," Conway wrote, adding, "History will record that the scam didn't succeed."

Trump has baselessly claimed the election was "rigged" against him and that President-elect Joe Biden won due to mass voter fraud. No evidence has emerged to support Trump's assertions.

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.