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Donald Trump doubles down on anti-immigrant rhetoric after Supreme Court resolution

Nikki Haley has stated she would pardon former President Donald Trump if he’s convicted of crimes if she’s elected president.

The former South Carolina Governor and UN Ambassador argued it will be “in the best interest of the country”.

“I would pardon Trump,” she stated, responding to a query from a nine-year-old boy in New Hampshire, in accordance with NBC News.

Meanwhile, Maine’s prime elections official has eliminated Mr Trump from 2024 main election ballots, marking the second state to disqualify the previous president in his bid for the White House for his involvement within the January 6 Capitol riots.

Shenna Bellows, the Maine Secretary of State, stated in a submitting on Thursday that the previous president contributed to riots on the Capitol by utilizing false claims of election fraud after which directing supporters there when Congress was set to certify the 2020 election outcomes.

Mr Trump responded to the information in a marketing campaign fundraising message to supporters, calling it a “tyrannical assault” on voting rights and labelling Ms Bellows a “dictator”.


PREMIUM: Donald Trump should be defeated by the American folks on the poll field

PREMIUM: Donald Trump should be defeated by the American folks on the poll field

The resolution by Shenna Bellows, secretary of state of Maine, to rule Donald Trump ineligible as a presidential candidate was a mistake. That her resolution was adopted in just a few hours by a opposite resolution by Shirley Weber, secretary of state of California, confirms how mistaken it was.

Two officers, probably the most senior accountable for elections of their states, reaching reverse conclusions on the identical info means that the case towards Mr Trump is way from watertight.

On precept, if there’s any affordable doubt about Mr Trump’s eligibility, he ought to be allowed to face. In a democracy, it’s for the folks to determine who’s and who will not be an acceptable individual to carry workplace.

But there’s an equally sturdy argument that, in observe, the makes an attempt to dam Mr Trump’s candidacy solely assist him.

EDITORIAL30 December 2023 13:30


What do Trump’s 2024 GOP rivals take into consideration Maine eradicating him from poll?

Following the Colorado ruling, all 4 of Mr Trump’s rival GOP candidates placed on one thing of a united entrance and spoke out to slam the transfer.

On Thursday, all of them as soon as once more criticised the choice popping out of Maine.

Rachel Sharp has the main points.

Oliver O’Connell30 December 2023 12:30


Where does Trump face 14th Amendment challenges?

Section Three of the modification prohibits those that participate in insurrections or assist enemies of the US authorities from taking workplace.

To date, such challenges have been introduced in each federal district and state courts throughout at the very least 16 states.

While Mr Trump says he plans to attraction the Colorado resolution, possible taking the case as much as the US Supreme Court, he’s additionally getting ready for challenges, appeals and choices in different states.

Oliver O’Connell30 December 2023 10:30


‘Armpits, ketchup and butt’, oh my…

Former GOP lawmaker Adam Kinzinger has revealed new particulars about Donald Trump’s alleged dangerous odour, claiming that he reeks of a mixture of a number of unsavoury scents together with “armpits, ketchup, a butt”.

Speaking on The MeidasTouch Network on Thursday, Mr Kinzinger reignited the claims across the former president’s “not good” scent and launched right into a prolonged description of it.

“It’s not good. The best way to describe it… take armpits, ketchup, a butt and makeup and put that all in a blender and bottle that as a cologne,” he stated.

“That’s kind of that. I’ve been amazed that everybody is just kind of learning about this now,” he added.

Oliver O’Connell30 December 2023 08:30


California received’t block Trump from 2024 poll

Secretary of State Dr Shirley Weber licensed the listing of candidates on Thursday evening and despatched it to county election officers, forward of the 5 March presidential main election.

Rachel Sharp has the story.

Oliver O’Connell30 December 2023 06:30


Report: Trump staff flew pretend elector ballots to DC forward of Jan 6

Donald Trump’s marketing campaign staff bodily flew “fake elector” ballots throughout the nation to Washington DC in a last-ditch effort to overturn the 2020 election, a brand new report claims.

According to CNN, leaked witness testimony from a Michigan state investigation reveals how Mr Trump’s aides scrambled to ship the allegedly fraudulent paperwork to vp Mike Pence earlier than he might certify the election outcomes.

The so-called “fake electors” plot hinged on the truth that American presidents usually are not immediately elected by the folks, however moderately by 538 “electors” who’re chosen by their states based mostly on the end result of the vote.

Mr Trump’s staff allegedly pressured state legislators to disregard the vote and select their electors by fiat. When that didn’t work, they assembled their very own group of electors with no authorized standing and pushed vp Mike Pence to simply accept it as an alternative of the true ones.

Now, audio clips from Mr Chesebro’s testimony launched by CNN seem to indicate that Mr Trump’s staff went to the difficulty of flying the pretend electors’ paperwork throughout the nation with the intention to get them in entrance of Mr Pence earlier than the election outcome was licensed.

Oliver O’Connell30 December 2023 04:30


Recap: Maine blocks Trump from state’s 2024 main poll

Maine has change into the second state to disqualify Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential main poll, claiming the previous president is ineligible to run because of his involvement within the January 6 assault on the US Capitol.

Shenna Bellows, the Maine Secretary of State, stated in a submitting on Thursday that the previous president contributed to riots on the Capitol by utilizing false claims of election fraud after which directing supporters there when Congress was set to certify the 2020 election outcomes.

She added that Mr Trump was “aware of the likelihood for violence“ and “at least initially supported its use given he both encouraged it with incendiary rhetoric and took no timely action to stop it.”

Ariana Baio filed this report on Thursday evening.

Oliver O’Connell30 December 2023 03:30


Colorado GOP asks SCOTUS to overturn Trump’s poll removing

The request from the Colorado State Central Republican Committee to the nation’s highest courtroom on Wednesday follows an historic ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court that finds the previous president is constitutionally ineligible from holding workplace over his position in partaking within the January 6 assault on the US Capitol.

Alex Woodward has the main points.

Oliver O’Connell30 December 2023 02:30


ICYMI: Biden reacts to Trump’s festive ‘rot in hell’ Christmas message

President Joe Biden has reacted to Donald Trump’s offended Christmas Truth Social submit through which the previous president expressed a want that his opponents “rot in hell”.

In the midst of ostensibly wishing a Merry Christmas to all, the previous president ranted about “Crooked Joe Biden”, “Deranged Jack Smith”, “World leaders, both good and bad”, and the “sick…THUGS” throughout the nation who’re wanting “destroy our once great USA”.

In response to reporting on the submit, President Biden — a working towards Catholic and common church-goer — took the chance to spotlight the deep contrasts in character between him and his anticipated 2024 opponent.

Oliver O’Connell30 December 2023 01:30


Suit filed to take away Trump from Louisiana poll

Louisiana has joined a prolonged listing of states the place voters are searching for to disqualify Donald Trump from main ballots after a girl filed a lawsuit claiming he was ineligible from workplace for inciting the January 6 riots.

Ashley Reeb, from Chalmette, filed the motion on 22 December in East Baton Rouge Parish, asking a decide to dam the Republican frontrunner from March’s main for his efforts to forestall the peaceable switch of energy after his 2020 election loss.

“Both Trump’s actions (engaging in insurrection) as well as his inaction (giving aid and comfort to insurrectionists) on [6 January 2021]disqualify him from holding any office of/under the United States,” Ms Reeb said within the swimsuit.

Oliver O’Connell30 December 2023 00:30