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A museum has removed a wax statue of Trump because people kept punching it
Waxwork of Donald Trump
  • A museum removed a waxwork of Donald Trump because people kept punching it, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
  • "When it's a highly political figure, attacks can be a problem," said a representative for the museum.
  • Trump's likeness had been displayed between wax statues of Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-Un.
Clay Stewart, regional manager for Ripley Entertainment, told the outlet: "When it's a highly political figure, attacks can be a problem," adding that visitors' attacks on Trump increased last summer as the 2020 presidential campaign gathered pace.

... Stewart said the museum is unlikely to put back the display of Trump until the museum has taken delivery of a waxwork of Biden which is currently under construction.
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13 members of the pro-Trump House Freedom Caucus refused to condemn Myanmar's generals who violently overthrew elected leaders
  • A House resolution censuring those who carried out the Myanmar coup passed by a 398-14 vote on Friday.
  • Over a dozen GOP Reps., mostly from the pro-Trump Freedom Caucus, opposed the motion.
  • Some of those who voted against the measure tied it to immigration or the results of the US election.
The vote condemned the military generals who orchestrated the coup and called for the Biden administration to place sanctions on them.

... Those who voted no were, 13 of whom are part of the Freedom Caucus:
  • Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona
  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia
  • Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado
  • Rep. Chip Roy of Texas
  • Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania
  • Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland
  • Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina
  • Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois
  • Rep. Alex Mooney of West Virginia
  • Rep. Barry Moore of Alabama
  • Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia
  • Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida
Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, a member of the caucus, voted present.

One Republican, who is not a part of the Freedom Caucus, also voted against the resolution: Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

... After the vote on Friday, Democratic Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia tweeted that, "The House QAnon Caucus refuses to condemn the military coup in Burma."
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AT&T, Cigna abandon promises to stop financing Republicans who voted to overturn the election
  • AT&T and Cigna have resumed funding GOP election objectors, Popular Information reported Friday.
  • Some companies paused PAC contributions after GOP efforts to overturn Biden's victory led to violence.
  • Here's how much each S&P 500 corporate PAC had given — and if they've paused or resumed contributions.
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Ted Cruz falsely claimed Democrats want to give 'illegal aliens' and 'child molesters' the right to vote during a leaked invite-only call with GOP state lawmakers
  • Sen. Ted Cruz falsely said Democrats want to let "illegal aliens" and "child molesters" vote.
  • He was speaking on a call with GOP state lawmakers about the ongoing battle over voting rights.
  • GOP lawmakers in key states have introduced laws to restrict voting, as Democrats seek to expand it.
On an invitation-only call with GOP state lawmakers last week, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz falsely claimed Democrats are working to give "illegal aliens" and "child molesters" the right to vote, according to a recording of the call obtained by the Associated Press.

The call, which occurred amid an ongoing battle over voting rights, was organized by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative group that recommends legislation to lawmakers.

Cruz criticized H.R. 1, a campaign finance reform and voting rights package that House Democrats passed earlier this month. The bill would require more transparency in campaign finance, strengthen regulations for lobbyists, and seek to expand voting access through a number of measures.

Republicans have denounced the bill, calling it a major federal overreach into the way state and local governments conduct their elections.

"H.R. 1′s only objective is to ensure that Democrats can never again lose another election, that they will win and maintain control of the House of Representatives and the Senate and of the state legislatures for the next century," Cruz said on the call, according to AP.

The legislation is unlikely to pass in the Senate, though the debate over voting rights is playing out in state legislatures across the country.

As of February, 250 measures that would restrict voting were introduced across 43 states, according to an analysis from the Brennan Center for Justice. Insider's Grace Panetta reported Republicans in key states are working to advance legislation that would restrict voting.

Many of these efforts claim to be aimed at improving election integrity, citing the unsubstantiated claims that widespread voter and election fraud occurred in the 2020 election.
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or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by 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.

Trump, whom many observers consider an anomaly, left the White House by saying, “We will be back in some form.” His legacy is “Trumpism” – a wave of white nationalism.

Trumpisms are Bushisms on steroids.