Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites
Trump attacked Mitch McConnell for accepting Biden's win, saying it's still 'too soon to give up' on his flailing attempt to reverse the election
  • President Donald Trump tweeted his anger at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell early Wednesday morning.
  • McConnell angered Trump by congratulating President-elect Joe Biden after the Electoral College confirmed his election victory.
  • "Too soon to give up," Trump tweeted at McConnell. "Republican party must finally learn to fight. People are angry!"
  • Trump's claims that he won the election have no basis in fact, and repeated attempts to challenge the results in court have failed.

The US government changed the rules to allow more powerful showers after Trump complained about not getting enough water to wash his hair
  • The US Energy Department on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era restriction on how much water can be pumped through a shower head.
  • It came after President Trump complained in July about showers not providing enough water to wash his hair.
  • A regulation put in place in 1992 restricts the amount of water a shower head can put out to 2.5 gallons a minute.
  • For years there was a loophole for people who had multiple shower heads, which Obama ended.
  • The new rule passed on Tuesday rolls back the Obama change, so people can again achieve greater water flow via multiple showerheads.
  • "Changing the rules to address one of President Trump's pet peeves is simply silly," one activist said of the move.

The city of Detroit is trying to get Sidney Powell banned from court for her conspiracy theory election lawsuits
  • The City of Detroit is trying to get Sidney Powell sanctioned in court and banned from practicing law in Michigan, according to a motion obtained by Law & Crime.
  • Powell is behind several failed, conspiracy theorizing lawsuits trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
  • Legal ethics experts previously told Insider that Powell's lawsuits were "playing with fire."
The City of Detroit is trying to get Sidney Powell banned from practicing law in the state of Michigan, saying her falsehood-filled lawsuits seeking to overturn the election undermined "people's faith in the democratic process and their trust in government."

"Plaintiffs and their counsel understood that the mere filing of a suit (no matter how frivolous) could, without any evidence, raise doubts in the minds of millions of Americans about the legitimacy of the 2020 election," city attorneys wrote in a motion obtained by Law & Crime.

The motion, which has not yet been filed, could trigger a sanctions process for Powell. It asks the judge to ban her from practicing law in the state and to refer her to the state bar for grievance proceedings, which could result in future sanctions, including disbarment.

In a statement provided to Insider, Powell dismissed the action, saying, "we will continue to seek the truth and expose the fraud."

Powell was kicked off President Donald Trump's legal team in late November and has since then filed four lawsuits on her own trying to overturn the election results and disqualify millions of votes.

Her lawsuits, filed in Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona, were premised on a conspiracy theory that voting software tied to the now-dead Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was used to switch votes from President-elect Joe Biden to Trump.

They cited a range of affidavits, including an anonymous "military intelligence analyst" called "Spider" (or sometimes "Spyder") who later revealed to the Washington Post that he didn't have the experience he claimed. Other "experts" cited election results in counties that did not exist and mixed up data in Michigan and Minnesota.

... "Filing a lawsuit that has no basis in law and in fact is not permissible," Jan Jacobowitz, the director of the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program at the University of Miami School of Law, previously told Insider. "Being dishonest is not permissible. Misrepresenting is not permissible. Filing on behalf of a client who didn't consent is actionable."

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.