2/16/2024

ABORTION/JOE BIDEN: “President Joe Biden’s campaign and abortion rights advocates ripped into former President Donald Trump on abortion Friday following a report that he has given private signals in favor of a national ban on abortions after 16 weeks of pregnancy that would include exceptions in cases of rape, incest and when the woman’s life is in danger.

During his presidential campaign, Trump has steered clear of taking a public position on a prospective national ban — which would require congressional approval — but The New York Times reported Friday that he has indicated behind closed doors that he likes the idea of prohibiting abortion after 16 weeks in most cases.”

-Natasha Korecki, Jonathan Allen and Kristen Welker, “Trump campaign scrambles over abortion ban report as Democrats seize the moment,” nbcnews.com, February 16, 2024

2/16/2024

IMMUNITY/LEGAL/SUPREME COURT: “Lawsuits seeking to hold Donald Trump personally accountable for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol can move forward after the former president chose not to take his broad immunity claim to the Supreme Court.

Trump had a Thursday deadline to file a petition at the Supreme Court contesting an appeals court decision from December that rejected his immunity arguments, but he did not do so.”

-Lawrence Hurley, “Trump opts against Supreme Court appeal on civil immunity claim over Jan. 6 lawsuits,” nbcnews.com, February 16, 2024

2/16/2024

LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “A New York judge on Friday handed Donald J. Trump a crushing defeat in his civil fraud case, finding the former president liable for conspiring to manipulate his net worth and ordering him to pay a penalty of $355 million that could wipe out his entire stockpile of cash.

Justice Engoron barred Mr. Trump for three years from serving in top roles at any New York company, including his own Trump Organization. He also imposed a two-year ban on the former president’s adult sons and ordered that they pay more than $4 million each. One of them, Eric Trump, is the company’s de facto chief executive, and the ruling throws into doubt whether any member of the family can run the business in the near term…

‘Their complete lack of contrition and remorse borders on pathological,’ [the judge] said.”

-Jonah E. Bromwich and Ben Protess, “Trump Ordered to Pay $355 Million and Barred From New York Business,” nytimes.com, February 16, 2024

2/15/2024

MEDIA/TRUMP BUSINESS: “US regulators have finally given the green light to a controversial merger between Truth Social owner Trump Media & Technology Group and a blank-check company. The blessing from the Securities and Exchange Commission removes the last major obstacle holding back the deal.

The merger, if approved by shareholders, would pave the way for Trump Media to become a publicly-traded company — one where Trump will own a dominant stake that could be worth billions.”

-Matt Egan, “Donald Trump just got the green light to return to Wall Street,” finance.yahoo.com, February 15, 2024

2/8/2024

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/JOE BIDEN: “Special counsel Robert Hur noted the differences between investigations into President Joe Biden’s and former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents in a section of his report on Thursday…

‘Most notably, after being given multiple chances to return classified documents and avoid prosecution, Mr. Trump allegedly did the opposite,’ the report said. ‘According to the indictment, he not only refused to return the documents for months, but he also obstructed justice by enlisting others to destroy evidence and then to lie about it.’ […]

Trump wrote on Thursday that the Hur report is indicative of ‘a two-tiered system of justice and selective prosecution.'”

-Alec Hernández and Megan Lebowitz, “What’s the difference between the Trump and Biden classified documents investigations?,” nbcnews.com, February 8, 2024

2/8/2024

2024 ELECTION/NANCY PELOSI/SUPREME COURT: “The Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday pertaining to whether states can throw Donald Trump off the 2024 presidential ballots if they determine he violated the 14th Amendment…

Trump lawyer Jonathan Mitchell rejected the notion that the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, qualified as an insurrection.

‘This was a riot,’ he said. ‘It was not an insurrection.’ […]

Trump disagrees, apparently.

‘They kept saying about what I said right after the insurrection,’ he said outside Mar-a-Lago after arguments concluded in Washington, D.C. ‘I think it was an insurrection caused by Nancy Pelosi.'”

-Ryan Bort, “Trump Says Jan. 6 Was an Insurrection,” rollingstone.com, February 8, 2024

2/6/2024

2024 ELECTION/IVANKA/PAC/TRUMP FAMILY: “A political fundraising group controlled by Donald Trump has spent millions of dollars on law firms representing his adult children for their personal legal problems.

The group, called Save America PAC, spent a combined $2.3 million in 2023 for two law firms that represented Ivanka Trump, his eldest daughter, according to a Business Insider review of Federal Election Commission records.

The PAC spent an additional $5.3 million on the law firm Robert & Robert, which represented his three eldest children — Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Donald Trump, Jr. — as well as the Trump Organization in an array of lawsuits that have no apparent relation to Trump’s campaign to retake the presidency in the 2024 election.”

-Jacob Shamsian, “Donald Trump paid more than $2.3 million in donor money to law firms helping Ivanka Trump with her legal problems last year,” businessinsider.com, February 6, 2024

 

2/6/2024

2020 ELECTION/IMMUNITY: “Donald Trump does not have presidential immunity and can be prosecuted on charges of plotting to overturn the 2020 election, a US court has ruled.

Mr Trump had claimed in the landmark legal case that he was immune from criminal charges for acts he said fell within his duties as president.

But Tuesday’s unanimous ruling in Washington DC struck down that claim.

It is a setback for Mr Trump who has for years cited presidential immunity while battling multiple cases.

‘We cannot accept former President Trump’s claim that a president has unbounded authority to commit crimes that would neutralise the most fundamental check on executive power – the recognition and implementation of election results,’ the three-judge appeals court panel wrote in its opinion.”

-Sam Cabral, “Donald Trump does not have presidential immunity, US court rules,” bbc.com, February 6, 2024

2/4/2024

2024 ELECTION/COLORADO/SUPREME COURT: “On Thursday, the nation’s highest court is scheduled to hear arguments over whether Trump can remain on the ballot in Colorado, where the state’s Supreme Court ruled that he violated Section 3.

It’s the first time in history that the nation’s highest court has heard a case on Section 3, which was used to keep former Confederates from holding government offices after the amendment’s 1868 adoption. It fell into disuse after Congress granted an amnesty to most ex-rebels in 1872…

After Jan. 6, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, also known as CREW, in Washington was focused on Trump’s impeachment and other possible legal penalties against those who participated in the Capitol attack before exploring other remedies.”

-Nicholas Riccardi, “Here’s how 2 sentences in the Constitution rose from obscurity to ensnare Donald Trump,” abcnews.go.com, February 4, 2024

1/26/2024

LAWSUIT: “A Manhattan federal jury said Friday that Donald Trump has to pay $83.3 million for defaming E. Jean Carroll.

The breakdown of the award is $65 million in punitive damages and $18.3 million in compensatory damages.

This was Carroll’s second trial against the former president, after a jury last year found him civilly liable for sexually assaulting the writer and for defaming her. That jury awarded $5 million in damages.”

-Jordan Rubin, “E. Jean Carroll jury decides Trump must pay $83.3 million,” MSNBC.com, January 26, 2024

1/23/2024

2024 ELECTION/NATIONAL SECURITY: “After breezing through his usual lines about wanting to build a border wall and to ‘drill baby, drill’ for oil, former President Donald Trump has been adding a new refrain to his speeches — a promise to build something like Israel’s Iron Dome, but better and over the entire U.S.

‘We’ll build an Iron Dome over our country, a state-of-the-art missile defense shield, and it’s all made in the USA,’ Trump said Sunday at a rally in New Hampshire. ‘I think it’s time that we have one.'”

-Alex Seitz-Wald, “Trump has long promised a ‘beautiful’ wall. Now he’s pledging ‘the greatest dome ever.’,” nbcnews.com, January 23, 2024

1/23/2024

2024 ELECTION/NEW HAMPSHIRE/NIKKI HALEY: “Donald Trump extended his commanding lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination by winning the New Hampshire primary, but failed to knock rival Nikki Haley out of the White House contest. 

Trump had just over 53 per cent of the votes counted at 9:30pm Eastern Standard Time, while Haley held just under 46 per cent. With votes still to be counted the exact margin of his victory will only be known later in the evening…

Despite Trump’s back-to-back victories, Haley was defiant on Tuesday night, insisting the race was ‘not over’ and touting the next contest in South Carolina, where she served two terms as governor — though she still trails the former president by double digits in recent polls. “

-Lauren Fedor and James Politi, “Donald Trump wins New Hampshire primary but Nikki Haley vows to fight on,” ft.com, January 23, 2024

1/23/2024

2024 ELECTION/NEW HAMPSHIRE: “Donald Trump has won the New Hampshire primary, likely cementing his place as the Republican presidential nominee.

The win over Nikki Haley, who had briefly threatened to rein in the former president, suggests there will be a smooth path to the GOP nomination for Trump, who also won easily in the Iowa caucuses last week.”

Adam Gabbatt and Joan E Grevein, “Donald Trump wins Republican primary in New Hampshire,” theguardian.com, January 23, 2024

1/22/2024

2024 ELECTION/NIKKI HALEY: “As the last major challenger in Donald Trump‘s way to the Republican nomination, Nikki Haley is hoping New Hampshire voters feel so strongly about keeping the former president away from the White House that they turn out to support her in large numbers.

‘America does not do coronations,’ Haley said at a VFW hall in Franklin, joined by her daughter and son-in-law. ‘Let’s show all of the media class and the political class that we’ve got a different plan in mind, and let’s show the country what we can do.'”

-Steve Peoples, Holly Ramer, Mitchell L. Price, and Jill Colvin, “Haley hopes to stop Trump’s march to nomination in New Hampshire: ‘America does not do coronations’,” apnews.com, January 22, 2024

1/19/2024

2024 ELECTION/NEW HAMPSHIRE/NIKKI HALEY: “A few days away from next week’s critical New Hampshire primary, Nikki Haley is intensifying her criticism of former President Donald Trump and drawing a contrast between their approaches to governing. 

The former ambassador to the United Nations is characterizing the nomination contest as a two-person race, and she and her campaign are focused on targeting Trump. 

‘Trump says things. Americans aren’t stupid to just believe what he says,’ Haley told reporters Thursday during a campaign stop in Hollis, New Hampshire. ‘The reality is — who lost the House for us? Who lost the Senate? Who lost The White House? Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Donald Trump.'” 

-Nidia Cavazos, “Nikki Haley goes on offense against Trump days before New Hampshire primary,” January 19, 2024

1/19/2024

2024 ELECTION/NIKKI HALEY: “Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina endorsed Donald Trump Friday ahead of next week’s New Hampshire primary, the latest sign the Republican party is rallying around the former president’s candidacy after his historic Iowa win.

The decision marks a major blow to Scott’s fellow South Carolinian Nikki Haley, the former U.N. ambassador who is banking on a strong showing in New Hampshire to keep her presidential hopes alive…

‘We need a president who sees Americans as one American family, and that’s why I came to the very warm state of New Hampshire to endorse the next president of the United States, President Donald Trump,’ Scott said.”

-Meg Kinnard, Jill Colvin, and Jonathan J. Cooper, “Tim Scott endorses Donald Trump ahead of New Hampshire Republican primary,” apnews.com, January 19, 2024

1/18/2024

2024 ELECTION/COLORADO: “Former President Donald Trump on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to reverse a decision from Colorado’s top court that found he is disqualified from holding the presidency under a Civil War-era provision of the Constitution, calling on the justices to ‘put a swift and decisive end’ to efforts to keep him off the ballot.”

-Melissa Quinn, “Trump urges Supreme Court to reject efforts to keep him off ballot, warning of ‘chaos’ in new filing,” cbsnews.com, January 18, 2024

1/16/2024

2024 ELECTION: “Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy suspended his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on Monday and endorsed former President Donald Trump after finishing a distant fourth in Iowa’s leadoff caucuses.

Ramaswamy said he made the decision after determining there was no path forward for him in the race, ‘absent things that we don’t want to see happen in this country.’…

Ramaswamy told supporters gathered at a Des Moines hotel that Trump ‘will have my full endorsement for the presidency.'”

-Bill Barrow, “Vivek Ramaswamy suspends his 2024 Republican presidential bid and endorses rival Donald Trump,” apnews.com, January 16, 2024

1/16/2024

2024 ELECTION/IOWA: “Former President Donald Trump scored a record-setting win in the Iowa caucuses on Monday with his rivals languishing far behind, a victory that affirmed his grip on the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

In what was the lowest-turnout caucus in a quarter-century, participants endured life-threatening cold and dangerous driving conditions to meet in hundreds of schools, churches and community centers across the state. But those who ventured out delivered a roughly 30-point win for Trump that smashed the record for a contested Iowa Republican caucus with a margin of victory exceeding Bob Dole’s nearly 13-percentage-point victory in 1988.”
-Steve Peoples, Thomas Beaumont and Hannah Fingerhut, “Trump notches a commanding win in the Iowa caucuses as DeSantis edges Haley for second place,” apnews.com, January 16, 2024

1/16/2024

LEGAL: “Donald Trump shook his head in disgust Tuesday as the judge in his New York defamation trial told would-be jurors that an earlier jury had already decided the former president sexually abused columnist E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s.

Trump left court before opening statements, jetting to a New Hampshire political rally as Carroll’s lawyer accused the Republican presidential front-runner of using ‘the world’s biggest microphone’ to destroy her reputation and turn his supporters against her. Trump’s lawyer contended that Carroll has never been more famous and that she is blaming him for ‘a few mean tweets from Twitter trolls.'”

– Larry Neumiester, Michael R. Sisak and Jake Offenhartz, “Trump glowers and gestures in court, then leaves to campaign as sex abuse defamation trial opens,” apnews.com, January 16, 2024

1/15/2024

2024 ELECTION/IOWA: “In some ways, Iowa’s Republican caucuses were practically over before they began, with Donald Trump cultivating a deep network of support over three presidential runs. 

About 7 in 10 Iowans who caucused for Trump on Monday night said they have known all along that they would support a man who has remade the Republican Party through his ‘Make America Great Again’ political movement. Trump was carried to victory by the majority of caucusgoers who say they back it, a sign of his growing influence in a state that denied him a victory eight years ago.”
-Josh Boak, “Most Trump supporters in Iowa caucuses say they knew they’d support him all along, AP VoteCast shows,” pbs.org, January 15, 2024

1/14/2024

2024 ELECTION/IOWA: “Former President Donald Trump made a final plea for supporters Sunday afternoon to show up in the frigid cold to caucus for him, revisiting familiar lines of attack against his political opponents while tempering expectations of his predicted margin of victory.

‘You can’t sit home,’ Trump said. ‘If you’re sick as a dog … even if you vote and then pass away, it’s worth it.'”

-Galen Bacharier and Anthony Robledo, “‘It’s worth it’: Donald Trump urges voters to caucus for him amid punishing cold,” usatoday.com, January 14, 2024

1/12/2024

2024 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN: “Weather continues to impact the schedule of presidential candidates heading into the Iowa caucuses as former President Donald Trump has now canceled three out of his four in-person commit to caucus rallies.

Instead, Trump will hold a series of telerallies and is still expected to go forward with his in-person appearance at his commit to caucus rally in Indianola, Iowa.

‘I’ll get there sometime around Saturday night or something, one way or the other I’m getting there. You have the worst weather I guess in recorded history, but maybe that’s good because our people are more committed than anyone else,’ Trump said in a video message posted on X shortly after his campaign announced the schedule adjustments.”

-Lalee Ibssa and Soo Rin Kim, “Former President Donald Trump cancels 3 of his 4 weekend campaign events,” abcnews.com, January 12, 2024

1/11/2024

LEGAL: “Donald Trump returned to Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday for the last day of his fraud trial, lashing out at the judge and the attorney general who brought the case.

A judge has already determined that Trump family members and executives fraudulently inflated assets to secure favourable loans.

But the trial will determine damages.

New York Judge Arthur Engoron has said he will issue a final written ruling in the case by the end of the month.

The outcome could be stiff penalties that may challenge the famous family’s legacy after it built its fortune in New York real estate.”

-Madaline Halpert, “Donald Trump’s New York fraud trial wraps up, with millions of dollars on the line,” bbc.com, January 11, 2024

1/11/2024

LEGAL: “Barred from giving a formal closing argument, Donald Trump wrested an opportunity to speak in court at the conclusion of his New York civil fraud trial Thursday, unleashing a barrage of attacks in a six-minute diatribe before being cut off by the judge.

In an extraordinary move for any defendant, Trump not only sought to make his own summation but then brushed past a question from the judge about whether he would follow rules requiring him to keep his remarks focused on matters related to the trial.

‘I am an innocent man,’ Trump protested. ‘I’m being persecuted by someone running for office, and I think you have to go outside the bounds.'”

-Michael R. Sisak and Jennifer Peltz, “Donald Trump defies judge, gives courtroom speech on tense final day of New York civil fraud trial,” apnews.com, January 11, 2024

1/10/2024

LEGAL: “The judge overseeing Donald Trump’s civil fraud case will not allow the former president to speak during closing arguments in the trial on Thursday after Trump refused to say that he’d stick to the facts of the case and not engage in any attacks.

Trump had requested to deliver part of the arguments himself, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. But Judge Arthur Engoron denied the request Wednesday after a contentious back and forth with Trump’s lawyers about certain preconditions the judge wanted him to meet.”
-Adam Reiss and Dareh Gregorian, “Judge in New York fraud trial will not allow Trump to deliver part of closing arguments himself,” nbcnews.com, January 10, 2024

1/9/2024

2024 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN: “President Biden’s reelection campaign bashed former President Trump on Tuesday after he said he hoped the U.S. economy would crash in the next 12 months, arguing he doesn’t care about people.

‘Donald Trump should just say he doesn’t give a damn about people, because that’s exactly what he’s telling the American people when he says he hopes the economy crashes. In his relentless pursuit of power and retribution, Donald Trump is rooting for a reality where millions of Americans lose their jobs and live with the crushing anxiety of figuring out how to afford basic needs,’ campaign manager Julie Chávez Rodríguez said.”

-Alex Gangitano, “‘He doesn’t give a damn about people:’ Biden campaign hits Trump comments on economy crashing,” thehill.com, January 9, 2024

1/9/2024

LEGAL: “A federal appeals court panel strongly suggested Tuesday that it would reject Donald Trump’s claims of immunity from criminal charges related to his effort to subvert the 2020 election.

With Trump looking on, the three judges expressed deep skepticism of his contention that a president could not be prosecuted — even for assassinating a rival or selling military secrets — if he were not first impeached and convicted by Congress.

‘I think it’s paradoxical to say that his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed allows him to violate criminal law,’ said Judge Karen Henderson, a George H.W. Bush appointee.”
-Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein, “Trump’s immunity claim gets frosty reception at appeals court,” politico.com, January 9, 2024

1/8/2024

2024 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN: “Former President Donald Trump on Monday suggested that if he is re-elected he would have President Joe Biden indicted, a day before an appeals court hears arguments on his claim that presidential immunity protects him from prosecution for his role in the Jan. 6 attack.

In a post to his Truth Social platform early Monday, Trump said he plans to attend oral arguments on his presidential immunity claim before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday, and claimed that it was his obligation as president to find voter fraud.

‘Of course I was entitled, as President of the United States and Commander in Chief, to Immunity. I wasn’t campaigning, the Election was long over,’ he wrote. ‘I was looking for voter fraud, and finding it, which is my obligation to do, and otherwise running running our Country.'”

-Summer Concepcion, “Trump suggests that, if re-elected, he would have Biden indicted,” nbcnews.com, January 8, 2024

1/7/2024

2024 ELECTION/ILLINOIS/JANUARY 6/JOE BIDEN: “Joe Biden’s 2024 election campaign has lambasted former president and most likely Republican opponent Donald Trump for failing to sign a loyalty oath in the state of Illinois, in which candidates pledge against advocating an overthrow of the government.

The Biden campaign was responding to an investigation by the Illinois news outlets WBEZ and the Chicago Sun-Times, which reported that Trump sidestepped signing the McCarthy-era voluntary pledge that is part of the midwestern state’s package of ballot-access paperwork submitted by 2024 electoral candidates last week.

That omission came days before the third anniversary of the January 6 insurrection, for which Trump has been indicted for his alleged role in efforts to overturn Biden’s 2020 election victory. It is a departure from 2016 and 2020, when Trump signed the voluntary oath.”

-Betsy Reed, “Donald Trump did not sign Illinois pledge not to overthrow government,” theguardian.com, January 7, 2024

1/7/2024

LEGAL: “A judge late Saturday said former President Donald Trump’s lawyers can’t present legal arguments to a jury assessing damages at a defamation trial on a jury’s conclusion last year that he didn’t rape a columnist in the mid-1990s.

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan made the determination in an order in advance of a Jan. 16 trial to determine defamation damages against Trump after a jury concluded Trump sexually abused columnist E. Jean Carroll but did not find evidence was sufficient to conclude that he raped her.

Trump, speaking in Iowa on Saturday as the Republican frontrunning presidential candidate in advance of a Jan. 15 primary, criticized the judge as a ‘radical Democrat’ and mocked E. Jean Carroll for not screaming when she was attacked. ‘It was all made up,’ he said.”

-Associated Press, “Judge blocks Trump lawyers from arguing about columnist’s rape claim at upcoming defamation trial,” apnews.com, January 7, 2024

1/6/2024

WAR: “Former president Donald Trump suggested Saturday at a campaign event here that the U.S. Civil War ‘could have been negotiated,’ a remark that drew criticism from historians as well as political opponents.

‘The Civil War was so fascinating, so horrible,’ Trump said. ‘So many mistakes were made. See, there was something I think could have been negotiated, to be honest with you. I think you could have negotiated that. All the people died, so many people died. You know, that was the disaster.'”

-Marianne LeVine, “Trump says Civil War ‘could have been negotiated.’ Historians disagree,” washingtonpost.com, January 6, 2024

1/5/2024

2024 ELECTION/WYOMING: “A Wyoming district court judge dismissed a lawsuit aiming to remove former President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Cynthia Lummis from [2024] election ballots, sparking celebration from Wyoming Republican Secretary of State Chuck Gray…

Retired lawyer Tim Newcomb filed a lawsuit in November, Newcomb v. Chuck Gray, with the Albany County District Court to remove Trump and Lummis from future ballots, arguing that they are ‘traitors’ under a clause in the 14th Amendment in relation to Jan. 6, 2021, when Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol.”

-Emma Colton, “Wyoming judge dismisses effort to bar Trump from ballot,” foxnews.com, January 5, 2024

1/5/2024

2024 ELECTION/COLORADO/SUPREME COURT: “The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a politically explosive decision from Colorado’s top court that found former President Donald Trump ineligible for the presidency and would leave him off the state’s primary ballot, stepping into a high-stakes legal showdown that could have major ramifications for the 2024 presidential election…

At the center of the dispute is the Constitution’s so-called insurrection clause, a Civil War-era provision that bars a person who has sworn an oath to defend the Constitution and then engages in insurrection from holding public office.”

-Melissa Quinn, “Supreme Court agrees to hear Colorado case over Trump’s 2024 ballot eligibility,” cbsnews.com, January 5, 2024

1/5/2024

2024 ELECTION/IOWA: “Former President Donald Trump urged his supporters Friday evening not to be complacent in the face of a commanding polling lead as he kicked off the sprint to the Iowa caucuses with his first events of the election year.

‘Ten days from now, the people of this state are going to cast the most important vote of your entire lives,’ Trump told several hundred supporters gathered in Sioux Center. He implored them to turn out on caucus night, warning, ‘Bad things happen when you sit back.'”

-Hannah Fingerhut, Jill Colvin, and Steve Peoples, “Trump returns to Iowa 10 days before the caucuses with a commanding lead over the Republican field,” apnews.com, January 5, 2024

1/5/2024

2024 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN: “The value Americans place on democracy is the ‘most urgent question of our time,’ President Joe Biden said during a speech kicking off his 2024 campaign in Pennsylvania on the eve of the third anniversary of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol – launching an impassioned political attack on his likely opponent Donald Trump that painted a sharp distinction between how the nation’s first and 45th presidents ended their terms.

‘Donald Trump’s campaign is about him, not America. Not you. Donald Trump’s campaign is obsessed with the past, not the future. He’s willing to sacrifice our democracy, put himself in power,” Biden said.'”

-Michael WIlliams, “Biden makes impassioned argument Trump could destroy American democracy as he opens 2024 campaign,” cnn.com, January 5, 2024

1/5/2024

2024 ELECTION/JANUARY 6TH/JOE BIDEN: “President Joe Biden will place the defense of democracy at the center of his reelection bid on Friday in what will resemble an unofficial campaign kickoff.

Using the anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection to frame the stakes of the 2024 campaign, the president will draw upon the history of the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, setting Friday to argue that his likely rematch with Donald Trump will be a seismic test of the republic’s foundation, according to senior Biden advisers who offered a preview of the speech.

‘Democracy is not a sideline issue: It is a sacred cause,’ said one of the advisers, granted anonymity as part of the ground rules during a call with reporters. ‘When major events occur, people render the judgments in national elections. Voters won’t forget Jan. 6.'”

-Jonathan Lemire, “Biden aims for a Donald Trump-George Washington contrast,” politico.com, January 5, 2024

1/5/2024

2024 ELECTION/COLORADO/SUPREME COURT: “The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether former President Donald Trump can be kept off the ballot because of his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss, inserting the court squarely in the 2024 presidential campaign.

The justices acknowledged the need to reach a decision quickly, as voters will soon begin casting presidential primary ballots across the country. The court agreed to take up Trump’s appeal of a case from Colorado stemming from his role in the events that culminated in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Underscoring the urgency, arguments will be held on Feb. 8, during what is normally a nearly monthlong winter break for the justices. The compressed timeframe could allow the court to produce a decision before Super Tuesday on March 5, when the largest number of delegates are up for grabs in a single day, including in Colorado.”
-Mark Sherman and Nicholas Riccardi, “The Supreme Court will decide if Donald Trump can be kept off 2024 presidential ballots,” apnews.com, January 5, 2024

1/5/2024

2020 ELECTION/JANUARY 6TH/LEGAL: “Donald Trump and his legal team are attempting an ‘overreach’ in their latest legal filings trying to have Special Counsel Jack Smith held in contempt ahead of the federal election trial, according to an attorney.

 

Joyce Vance, a former federal prosecutor and legal analyst, was reacting to the former president’s lawyers asking a judge to hold Smith and his team of federal prosecutors in contempt for moving forward with the election case despite it currently being suspended pending appeal.

 

Trump has pleaded not guilty to four charges as part of Smith’s investigation into alleged criminal attempts to overturn the 2020 election results and the events that led to the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. Trump is attempting to have the case dismissed while arguing he is immune from prosecution because the allegations against him took place while he was in office.”

-Ewan Palmer, “Donald Trump Has ‘Overplayed His Hand’—Attorney,” newsweek.com, January 5, 2024

1/4/2024

CORRUPTION/FOREIGN AFFAIRS: “Former President Donald Trump unconstitutionally profited from the presidency during his tenure in the White House, reaping millions of dollars for his business empire from foreign governments, House Democrats allege in an extensive report.

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee released a 156-page report Thursday morning accusing Trump of exploiting the presidency to financially benefit himself and members of his family. Trump’s businesses, according to the report, received at least $7.8 million from corrupt and authoritarian governments including China, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The report is the culmination of a nearly seven-year investigation. It says records and documents obtained by House Oversight Democrats reveal ‘a stunning web of millions of dollars in payments made by foreign governments and their agents directly to Trump-owned businesses, while President Trump was in the White House.’ “

-Ken Tran, “Trump received millions of dollars from foreign governments while president, House Democrats allege,” usatoday.com, January 4, 2024

1/4/2024

2024 ELECTION/ILLINOIS: “A group of Illinois voters wants former President Donald J. Trump removed from the Illinois Primary election in March.

CBS 2’s Andrew Ramos reports a petition filed this week asks for a hearing with the Illinois State Board of Elections to keep the former president off the ballot on March 19.

The group – Steven Daniel Anderson, Charles J. Holley, Jack L Hickman, Ralph E Cintron, and Darryl P. Baker – says Mr. Trump is not qualified to hold office because he violated Section 3 of the Constitution’s 14th amendment, known as the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause. The five men are being represented by a voting rights organization called Free Speech for People. “
-Andrew Ramos, “Voters seek to have Donald Trump removed from Illinois Primary ballot,” cbsnews.com, January 4, 2024

1/3/2024

2024 ELECTION/COLORADO/MAINE: “Former President Donald Trump sued Maine’s secretary of state Tuesday for disqualifying him from the state’s [2024 election] primary ballot because of his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, opening another legal front in the saga over whether voters in some states will be barred from selecting the Republican front-runner.

Election officials and courts in several states are considering whether Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 disqualified him under a Reconstruction-era provision of the 14th Amendment known as the insurrection clause. Only two states − Maine and Colorado − have decided Trump should be removed from this year’s primary ballots.”

-John Fritze and David Jackson, “Donald Trump sues after he was disqualified from Maine ballot, opening new front in insurrection fight,” usatoday.com, January 3, 2024

1/3/2024

2024 ELECTION/COLORADO/MAINE: “Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday appealed a decision made by Colorado’s Supreme Court to remove him from the state’s [2024 election] presidential primary ballot because of his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The filing comes one day after the former president appealed a decision made by Maine’s secretary of state that also bars him from appearing on that state’s primary ballot. Both rulings said his conduct violates a so-called insurrection clause in the U.S. Constitution.

The Colorado and Maine decisions only apply to these states.”

-Kate Murphy, “Trump appeals Colorado and Maine decisions to boot him from ballot. What that means and what’s next.,” news.yahoo.com, January 3, 2024

12/29/2023

2024 ELECTION/MAINE: “Maine’s top election official has ruled that Donald Trump cannot run for president next year in the state, citing a constitutional insurrection clause.

Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said Mr Trump was not eligible because of his actions leading up to the US Capitol riot in 2021.

Maine now joins Colorado as the two states to ban Mr Trump from the ballot.

The decisions increase pressure on the US Supreme Court to weigh in.

Colorado votes reliably Democratic, however Maine is more politically competitive and would be more significant for Mr Trump – the Republican frontrunner – to lose.”

-Max Matza, “Donald Trump blocked from Maine presidential ballot in 2024,” bbc.com, December 29, 2023

12/28/2023

2024 ELECTION/CALIFORNIA: “California’s secretary of state declined to remove Donald Trump from the presidential primary ballot despite a call for her to do so from the state’s lieutenant governor. 

Dr. Shirley Weber did not immediately issue a comment on her decision to include Trump after her office released the list of certified candidates on Thursday night. 

Last week, Weber issued a tepid response to an open letter from Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis. At the time, Weber did not indicate if she would fulfill Kounalakis’s request and said her decision would be guided by her office’s ‘commitment to and respect for the rule of law.’

‘Removing a candidate from the ballot under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment is not something my office takes lightly and is not as simple as the requirement that a person be at least 35 years old to be president,’ Weber wrote.”

-Matthew Rodriguez, “California secretary of state leaves Donald Trump on presidential primary ballot,” cbsnews.com, December 28, 2023

12/26/2023

2024 ELECTION/IOWA: “Even as he wages an unprecedented primary battle as a former incumbent facing 91 criminal charges, Trump remains the Republican frontrunner in Iowa, steadily increasing support in polling over the last year. In the latest Iowa Poll, conducted earlier this month, he leads by 32 percentage points.”
-Galen Bacharier, “How Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign quietly built a grassroots juggernaut for the Iowa Caucuses,” usatoday.com, December 26, 2023

12/24/2023

JANUARY 6TH/ELECTION: “I wasn’t campaigning, the Election was over. I was doing my duty as President to expose and further investigate a Rigged and Stolen Election. It was my obligation to do so, and the proof found is voluminous and irrefutable. Therefore, among other reasons, of course I am entitled to IMMUNITY. ADDITIONALLY, I DID NOTHING WRONG. Stop the Witch Hunt NOW!”

Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 24, 2023

12/24/2023

LEGAL: Lawyers for former President Donald Trump have asked a federal appeals court to throw out a case alleging interference in the 2020 election, arguing that he is immune from prosecution.

“Under our system of separated powers, the Judicial Branch cannot sit in judgment over a President’s official acts,” they wrote in a brief filed Saturday night with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.”
-Jennifer Ludden, “Trump asks appeals court to toss election interference case, arguing that he’s immune,” npr.org, December 24, 2023

12/24/2023

2020 ELECTION/LEGAL: “Donald Trump urged a federal appeals court to throw out the federal election subversion criminal case in Washington, DC, again arguing in a filing late Saturday that he is protected under presidential immunity.

Trump wants the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a lower-court ruling rejecting his claims of immunity in special counsel Jack Smith’s election subversion case. The appeals panel is weighing Trump’s request, which the Supreme Court on Friday refused to take up on an expedited basis, as Smith requested.”

-Hannah Rabinowitz, “Donald Trump urges federal appeals court to grant him immunity from criminal prosecution in election subversion case,” cnn.com, December 24, 2023

12/22/2023

2024 ELECTION: “Legendary presidential historian Jon Meacham spoke with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle on Friday evening about 2023 in retrospective — and the significance of former President Donald Trump’s continued hold over the Republican Party…

‘It’s against my usual standard to say something is unprecedented,’ said Meacham. ‘As you were saying, so much of this was. And to stand on that for ceremony’s sake isn’t wise at all. You have to follow the evidence, and the evidence leads us to a former President of the United States under serial criminal indictment, an unfolding crisis in trust in democratic institutions, lowercase d. And that former president using rhetoric that comes straight from the Third Reich as he mounts a campaign to be re-elected. Most polls show him to be firmly in control of one of the two major parties in the United States.’”
-Matthew Chapman, “Trump winning GOP nod would tell us all we need to know about Republican voters: historian,” rawstory.com, December 22, 2023

12/22/2023

2020 ELECTION/2024 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN: “If reelected president in 2024, Donald Trump vowed Friday that he would turn over power peacefully to the next president after him.

In a wide-ranging interview on Friday with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Trump said he would peacefully transfer power to the next president if reelected, despite insisting in the same interview that he peacefully turned over power to President Joe Biden after the 2020 election.”
-Kierra Frazier, “Trump vows a peaceful transfer of power if reelected,” politico.com, December 22, 2023

12/21/2023

ERIC TRUMP/FOREIGN AFFAIRS/NORTH KOREA:At an Awaken America event, the former First Son told the crowd of Trump supporters, ‘My father’s personality kept us out of wars.’

‘All these world leaders — what’s amazing is all the tough guys were the guys who respected him,” he continued. “Kim Jong-un, he respected my father. Putin respected my father. The tough guys respected my father.'”

-Joshua Wilburn, “Eric Trump Says Dictators Respect Donald Trump,” okmagazine.com, December 21, 2023

12/20/2023

ELECTION/JOE BIDEN/LEGAL: BIDEN SHOULD DROP ALL OF THESE FAKE POLITICAL INDICTMENTS AGAINST ME, BOTH CRIMINAL & CIVIL. EVERY CASE I AM FIGHTING IS THE WORK OF THE DOJ & WHITE HOUSE. NO SUCH THING HAS EVER HAPPENED IN OUR COUNTRY BEFORE. BANANA REPUBLIC??? ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!!”
Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 20, 2023

12/20/2023

JOE BIDEN/MIDDLE EAST/UKRAINE: Crooked Joe Biden is the Insurrectionist because he let millions of unknown people come recklessly and unchecked through our insane “Open” Border, let a war begin in the Middle East and Ukraine, Weaponized our DOJ & FBI, SURRENDERED in Afghanistan when we could have left with dignity and strength – the most embarrassing event in the history of our Country, and is destroying America with the GREEN NEW SCAM!!!”
Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 20, 2023

12/20/2023

2024 ELECTION/COLORADO/JANUARY 6TH/SUPREME COURT: “The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday barred former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s ballots for next year’s election due to his inciting the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot — but paused the decision from taking effect until Jan. 4.

The delay allows Trump to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 4-3 ruling — which he plans to do — and in doing so indefinitely extend the hold on the Colorado decision from taking effect.

The Colorado Supreme Court in that decision said there was significant evidence that showed ‘that President Trump engaged in insurrection,’ disqualifying him from serving as president under a provision in the U.S. Constitution.”

-Dan Mangan, “Colorado Supreme Court disqualifies Trump from 2024 ballot, pauses ruling to allow appeal,” cnbc.com, December 20, 2023

12/19/2023

JOE BIDEN/LEGAL:It’s a sad day for America when a lowlife Prosecutor like Deranged Jack Smith, who was put into the position of Special Prosecutor by Lisa Monaco and the other Thugs that surround our incompetent President, Crooked Joe Biden, to sully my reputation for the purpose of Election Interference and ideally, put me in jail. In that regard, they are doing poorly, so they snuck a “wired” D.C. SWAMP Lawyer, Michael Dreeben, who I’ve beaten three times, into their midst, hoping that he can turn things around because of his Judicial “connections.” Dreeben, Monaco, Smith, Weissmann, and all the rest suffer massively from Trump Derangement Syndrome, TDS—In other words, and for reasons unknown, they hate me!”
Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 19, 2023

12/19/2023

BORDER/IMMIGRATION: “The League of United Latin American Citizens and the Anti-Defamation League accused former President Donald Trump of pandering to ‘the lowest and most sinister human emotions’ after he told supporters migrants are ‘poisoning the blood of our country’ at a campaign rally over the weekend.

‘Donald Trump’s remarks in recent days accusing immigrants of ‘poisoning the blood of America’ are reminiscent of the language of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime,’ Domingo Garcia, national president of LULAC said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. ‘Trump’s words very intentionally create hatred of the other and are nothing more than fear-mongering. They play to the lowest and most sinister human emotions to incite hatred and cause harm or worse to innocent men, women, and children.'”

-Kelly Garrity, “Civil rights groups say Trump’s comments are ‘reminiscent’ of Hitler,” politico.com, December 19, 2023

12/18/2023

2024 ELECTION/RON DESANTIS: The Ron DeSanctimonious “team” of misfits and grifters has largely quit his campaign to go on to greener pastures. It has been a terrible experience for them as they have watched their candidate fall violently from the sky like a wounded bird. Jeff Roe, his “chief strategist” and head of his PAC, “Always Back Down,” after having done major surgery on Ron’s wallet, couldn’t get out of town fast enough. Now Jeff can spend full time in Texas working with Ted Cruz, formerly known as Lyin’ Ted, who is working hard to get back the magic they had together in 2016!”
Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 18, 2023

12/18/2023

ELECTION/TEXAS:Has any smart and energetic Republican in the Great State of Texas decided to run in the Primary against RINO Congressman Chip Roy. For the right person, he is very beatable. If interested, let me know!!!”
Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 18, 2023

12/16/2023

BORDER/ELECTION: ILLEGAL  IMMIGRATION IS POISONING THE BLOOD OF OUR NATION. THEY’RE COMING FROM PRISONS, FROM MENTAL INSTITUTIONS — FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. WITHOUT BORDERS & FAIR ELECTIONS, YOU DON’T HAVE A COUNTRY. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 16, 2023

12/14/2023

IMPEACHMENT/JOE BIDEN/LEGAL: I got Impeached TWICE, was found NOT GUILTY, TWICE, but the Democrats never gave me the benefit or luxury of an Impeachment INQUIRY. Had they done so I never would have been Impeached They went straight to a Trial, before knowing anything about my complete and total innocence. WITCH HUNT! It was disgraceful. Biden is lucky to only have an Inquiry, and he’s GUILTY AS HELL!”
Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 14, 2023

12/13/2023

2024 ELECTION/LEGAL/JOE BIDEN: So Deranged Jack Smith, the Biden appointed “nut job” prosecutor with a big record of loses because he goes too far, wants to RUSH,RUSH,RUSH to the Supreme Court on the important matter of  Presidential Immunity, something which is so basic to America that it should be automatic. He doesn’t want to go to our Highest Court with a loss, or negative opinion, but what he does want to do is INTERFERE WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2024, hoping to damage Biden’s POLITICAL OPPONENT. In other words he want to CHEAT, because if they really wanted SPEED, they would have brought this ridiculous lawsuit 3 years ago, and it would be long ago over. But no, they Waited, and Waited, and Waited, and brought it right in the middle of my Presidential Campaign – THE DEFINITION OF ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!!”
Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 13, 2023

12/13/2023

FAKE NEWS/NORTH KOREA: “A Fake News article in Politico, through anonymous sources (as usual!), states that my views on Nuclear Weapons in North Korea have softened. This is a made up story, DISINFORMATION, put out by Democrat Operatives in order to mislead and confuse. The only thing accurate in the story is that I do get along well with Kim Jong Un!”

Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 13, 2023

12/13/2023

2024 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN/NIKKI HALEY/RON DESANTIS: I AM LEADIN CROOKED JOE BIDEN IN VIRTUALLY EVERY POLL. I AM LEADING NIKKI BY 50 POINTS, AND MORE! SUNUNU RAN, WITHOUT ANNOUNCING, BUT POLLED BADLY, AND DROPPED OUT!”
Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 13, 2023

12/12/2023

2024 ELECTION/NIKKI HALEY/RON DESANTIS: “Where’s the surge? Nikki and Ron are losing ground, not gaining ground. I’m beating them by record numbers, 50 and 60 points. The only surge is that she is inching up on him for second place. But I gained 8 points on each. FAKE NEWS!”
-Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 12, 2023

12/12/2023

LEGAL: I wanted to testify on Monday, despite the fact that I already testified successfully, answering all questions having to do with the Fake, No Victims, No Jury lawsuit, thrown at me by the Corrupt Racist A.G., Letitia James, and presided over by a Trump hating judge who suffers from a massive case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, and is a puppet for the CROOKED A.G. Anyway, the Judge, Arthur Engoron, put a GAG ORDER on me, even when I testify, totally taking away my constitutional right to defend myself. We are appealing, but how would you like to be a witness and not be allowed free snd honest speech. THE TRIAL IS RIGGED. I DID NOTHING WRONG!!!”
-Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 12, 2023

12/11/2023

BORDER/FAKE NEWS:Fake News writer Peter “Obama” Baker of the Failing New York Times (READERSHIP & SUBSCRIPTIONS WAY DOWN FROM THE GOOD OL’ TRUMP YEARS!), whose claim to fame is that, “he will never write anything good about the GREAT job President Trump did,” just wrote, in a major, front page story, that I want to be a Dictator, but doesn’t mention it was said in a joking manner, and completed with “but only for a day, because I’m going to close the Border, and DRILL, DRILL, DRILL,” a much different attitude and meaning!”
-Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 11, 2023

12/10/2023

LEGAL: “‘President Trump has already testified,’ Trump attorney Chris Kise said in a statement Sunday following Trump’s announcement on his social media platform that he would not testify. ‘There is really nothing more to say to a Judge who has imposed an unconstitutional gag order and thus far appears to have ignored President Trump’s testimony and that of everyone else involved in the complex financial transactions at issue in the case.'”
-Jeremy Herb, “What to know about Trump’s decision to not testify again in New York civil fraud trial,” cnn.com, December 10, 2023

12/10/2023

2024 ELECTION: “‘Yes. In the Republican Party? Yes,’ McCarthy replied. ‘And if Biden stays as the nominee for the Democrats, I believe Donald Trump will win, I believe that Republicans will gain more seats in the House, and the Republicans will win the Senate.’

‘Can he count on your support?’

‘Yes.’

‘That’s an endorsement?’

‘I will support the pres — I will support President Trump,’ McCarthy replied.”
-Robert Costa, “Kevin McCarthy on Trump: America doesn’t want “retribution”,” cbsnews.com, December 10, 2023

12/10/2023

2024 ELECTION: “Sen. Mitt Romney stopped by ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday to examine the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, the Kate Cox abortion case in Texas and, of course, leading 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump. Of the latter, the 2012 presidential candidate told Kristen Welker, ‘Donald Trump is kind of a human gumball machine, which is a thought or a notion comes in, and it comes out of his mouth. There’s not a lot of filter that goes on.’

‘There’s not a lot of, ‘What’s the implication?’ No, no,’ Romney continued. ‘He just says whatever. I don’t attach an enormous amount of impact to the particular words that come out and trying to evaluate each one of them.'”
-Stephanie Kaloi, “Mitt Romney Calls Donald Trump a ‘Human Gumball Machine’ Because a Thought ‘Comes in, and it Comes Out of His Mouth’ | Video,” thewrap.com, December 10, 2023

12/9/2023

2024 ELECTION: “‘If this race is about policy and performance, then Donald Trump has a significant advantage,’ Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio, who works for a Trump super PAC, told the Wall Street Journal. ‘If this race is about temperament and character, things like that, then Biden has an advantage.'”
-Sudiksha Kochi, “Trump leads Biden in new 2024 poll; gets higher marks on economy, border security and crime,” usatoday.com, December 9, 2023

12/8/2023

LEGAL: “‘Mr Trump is a former president and current candidate for the presidency’ the appeals court wrote in a 68-page opinion. ‘But Mr Trump is also an indicted criminal defendant, and he must stand trial in a courtroom under the same procedures that govern all other criminal defendants.'”

-Hugo Lowell, “Appeals court largely upholds Trump gag order in election interference case,” theguardian.com, December 8, 2023

12/6/2023

2024 ELECTION/CHRIS CHRISTIE:Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued to pound former President Donald Trump throughout the fourth Republican presidential primary debate. And he had hard words for his fellow candidates for not doing the same. 

Pointing to the clock early in the debate, Christie noted that 17 minutes had passed without mention of Trump, the undisputed GOP frontrunner. 

‘We’ve had these three acting as if the race is between the four of us,’ he told the NewsNation moderators. ‘The fifth guy who doesn’t have the guts to show up and stand here, he’s the one who is … way ahead in the polls.’
Savannah Kuchar, “Christie continues attack on Trump, bashes other candidates for not following suit,” usatoday.com, December 6, 2023

12/4/2023

JOE BIDEN: “The perverts and losers at the failed and once disbanded Lincoln Project, and others, are using A.I.(Artificial Intelligence) in their Fake television commercials in order to make me look as bad and pathetic as Crooked Joe Biden, not an easy thing to do. FoxNews shouldn’t run these ads, just as low ratings CNN & MSDNC will not, under any circumstances, run negative ads on Biden or the Democrats. They are, after all, in-kind campaign contributors to the Dems!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 4, 2023

12/4/2023

ELECTION/JOE BIDEN: “As my Poll Numbers go higher and higher, in some places setting records, Crooked Joe Biden’s Weaponization Strategy against his Political Opponent grows more and more radical and unhinged. The whole World is watching as the USA turns into a Banana Republic. Biden should repudiate and stop this plan before it is too late. ELECTION INTERFERENCE!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 4, 2023

12/4/2023

CHINA/ENERGY/JOE BIDEN: “Crooked Joe Biden and the Democrats, despite the lessons recently learned in Germany and numerous other places, want to shut down all U.S. COAL PLANTS. This, as China is building one giant coal plant a week. A USA DEATH WISH!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 4, 2023

12/3/2023

CELEBS: “Robert De Niro, whose acting talents have greatly diminished, with his reputation now shot, must even use a teleprompter for his foul and disgusting language, so disrespectful to our Country. He has become unwatchable both in movies, and with the FOOLS that destroyed the Academy Awards, bringing them from one of the top shows in the Country to a Low Rated afterthought. De Niro should focus on his life, which is a mess, rather than the lives of others. He has become a total loser, as the World watches, waits, and laughs!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 3, 2023

12/2/2023

ECONOMY: “Under the Trump administration, we built the greatest economy in the history of the world—with soaring incomes, rising wages, and household net worth hitting the highest level EVER recorded!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 2, 2023

12/2/2023

RON DESANTIS: “The Ron DeSanctimonious campaign people are dropping like flies. Kristin Davidson of Always Back Down PAC is out. Many others have recently quit, or been fired, in a very unceremonious way. JEFF ROE, who heads “Always,” and is known for spending Top Dollars on failing campaigns (doing massive surgery on a candidate’s wallet!), will, I predict, soon follow. I beat him when he ran the Ted Cruz 2016 campaign – It was great fun!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 2, 2023

12/2/2023

CORRUPTION: “We are a nation that is consumed by the Radical left’s Green New Deal, yet everyone knows that the Green New Deal is FAKE, and will lead to our destruction.”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 2, 2023

12/2/2023

CONGRESS/TEXAS: “It is my great honor to ENDORSE Brandon Gill for U.S. Congress in Texas-26. He is the clear “America First” candidate, and is as loyal and tough as they come. He’s a Cowboy, Businessman, Husband and Father, but also, a True Patriot. Brandon is Strong on SECURING OUR BORDER, STOPPING CRIME, FIGHTING INFLATION, & PROTECTING OUR SECOND AMENDMENT. He also comes with the love and respect of his father-in-law, a true warrior, Dinesh D’Souza. Brandon will not let you down. Onward to VICTORY!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 2, 2023

12/1/2023

SUPREME COURT: “Melania and I are saddened by the loss of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She was a great friend of my Sister, the amazing Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who left us just a few weeks ago. My wonderful Sister and Justice O’Connor had deep respect and admiration for one another’s intellect and fairness, with Maryanne receiving the Sandra Day O’Connor Medal of Honor. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the entire O’Connor family.”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 1, 2023

12/1/2023

LEGAL: “Judge Engoron’s Wife deleted her account yesterday, because what she said, in any other Court in the Nation, would call for an immediate Mistrial with sanctions against the Judge and the Attorney General. We demand to see her account before it was deleted, and all other Family Members likewise. Judge Engoron is a Trump Hater and Puppet for Letitia James, all wrapped up in one!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 1, 2023

11/29/2023

ISRAEL: “There would NEVER have been an attack on Israel if I were President, and what is going on now is unthinkable!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 29, 2023

11/29/2023

LEGAL/NEW YORK: “Judge Engoron’s Trump Hating wife, together with his very disturbed and angry law clerk, have taken over control of the New York State Witch Hunt Trial aimed at me, my family, and the Republican Party. This is such an embarrassment to all within the New York State Judicial System, as murder and violent crime rage like never before!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 29, 2023

11/29/2023

2020 ELECTION: “They’re really worried,” Mr. McCarthy said by her account. “Trump’s not eating, so they asked me to come see him.”

-Peter Baker, “McCarthy Claimed Trump Was ‘Not Eating’ After Leaving Office, Cheney Says,” nytimes.com, November 29, 2023

11/28/2023

FLORIDA/RON DESANTIS: “Ron DeSanctimonious has become an Absentee Governor of Florida, never there, not working. The same thing happened to Sloppy Chris Christie. He failed in New Jersey, and left with an 8% approval rating, lowest ever for a governor. Get back to Florida, Ron, and do what you campaigned on, which was NOT running for President. Fix the highest in the Nation Insurance problem. Oh, and you’re 54 Points down!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 28, 2023

11/28/2023

ACA/HEALTHCARE: “I don’t want to terminate Obamacare, I want to REPLACE IT with MUCH BETTER HEALTHCARE. Obamacare Sucks!!!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 28, 2023

11/28/2023

ACA/HEALTHCARE: “Getting much better Healthcare than Obamacare for the American people will be a priority of the Trump Administration. It is not a matter of cost, it is a matter of HEALTH. America will have one of the best Healthcare Plans anywhere in the world. Right now it has one of the WORST!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 28, 2023

11/28/2023

ELECTION: “MSNBC (MSDNC) uses FREE government approved airwaves, and yet it is nothing but a 24 hour hit job on Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party for purposes of ELECTION INTERFERENCE. Brian Roberts, its Chairman and CEO, is a slimeball who has been able to get away with these constant attacks for years. It is the world’s biggest political contribution to the Radical Left Democrats who, by the way, are destroying our Country. Our so-called “government” should come down hard on them and make them pay for their illegal political activity. Much more to come, watch!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 28, 2023

11/28/2023

LAWSUIT/LEGAL: “All of these Fake Lawsuits against me are the work of the Radical Left Democrat Party. They could have been brought years ago, but they waited and waited, and brought them right in the middle of my very successful campaign for President – Strictly Third World Country “Stuff.” The good news is that the PEOPLE get what is going on and want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN – AND WILL!!!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 28, 2023

11/25/2023

 ISRAEL: “Hamas now wants a better deal for hostages. This is not going to end well!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 25, 2023

11/25/2023

ISRAEL: “Has anybody noticed that Hamas has returned people from other Countries but, so far, has not returned one American Hostage? There is only one reason for that, NO RESPECT FOR OUR COUNTRY OR OUR LEADERSHIP. This is a very sad and dark period of America!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 25, 2023

11/25/2023

ACA/HEALTHCARE/OBAMA: “The cost of Obamacare is out of control, plus, it’s not good Healthcare. I’m seriously looking at alternatives. We had a couple of Republican Senators who campaigned for 6 years against it, and then raised their hands not to terminate it. It was a low point for the Republican Party, but we should never give up!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 25, 2023

11/19/2023

JOE BIDEN/RON DESANTIS: “FoxNews worked hard today, and were able to find 3 representative voters to go on the show. One was for Crooked Joe, where the person found nothing mentally wrong with him. Another was for Birdbrain, and the 3rd for Ron DeSanctimonious. Considering that I’m leading Biden by 11 Points (WAPO), and leading the Republicans by over 50 Points, FoxNews must have worked very hard not to find a TRUMPER?”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 19, 2023

11/19/2023

BILL MAHER/CNN/HILLARY CLINTON: “Ratings challenged Bill Maher who failed miserably on his short lived attempt with CNN, had to start talking TRUTH because his credibility was being seriously eroded—the problem is he brought on Donna Brazil, a person fired from CNN for giving the debate questions to the very Beautiful Hillary Clinton!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 19, 2023

11/19/2023

RON DESANTIS: “Kim Reynolds of Iowa has gone from a popular Governor to the MOST UNPOPULAR GOVERNOR IN THE UNITED STATES, not an easy feat. Her Endorsement of Ron DeSanctimonious, who is 50 Points down to me in the Polls, has given him exactly ZERO “Bounce.” He is a wounded bird falling violently from the sky. I wonder what position Kim was promised in order to back someone who is sooo far down? I got Iowa “First in the Nation,” Ethanol security, and 28 Billion Dollars for our Great Farmers. I also protected Social Security and MediCare. DeSanctimonious and Birdbrain did NOTHING. MAGA!!!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 19, 2023

 

11/19/2023

JIMMY CARTER: “Melania and I join all Americans in mourning the loss of Rosalynn Carter. She was a devoted First Lady, a great humanitarian, a champion for mental health, and a beloved wife to her husband for 77 years, President Carter.

Over a life spanning nearly a century, Rosalynn Carter earned the admiration and gratitude of our entire nation. From her days as a U.S. Navy spouse, to the Georgia Governor’s Mansion, to her tenure as First Lady of the United States, and her later work at the Carter Center and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, she leaves behind a legacy of extraordinary accomplishment and national service.

Our prayers are with the former president, the Carter family, and the entire community of Plains, Georgia, that she loved so much!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 19, 2023

11/18/2023

LEGAL: “Judge Arthur Engoron, the most overturned and stayed Judge in the State, and the Racist New York State Attorney General, the most corrupt & incompetent A.G. in the Country (Violent Crime Is Raging!), have FRAUDULENTLY Undervalued my properties, by many times, in order to make me look bad, and make the Judge’s original ridiculous finding of Fraud pass the “smell test,” which it does not. This Judicial and Prosecutorial corruption and misconduct took place BEFORE THE TRIAL EVEN STARTED, & WITHOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THE CASE. Judge Engoron just did what the highly partisan A.G. told him to do. He is her complete and total puppet!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 18, 2023

11/18/2023

LEGAL: “This Rigged Case should be ended immediately. Proof has been conclusive. Businesses will never come back to New York—They’re all watching this Hoax! The Judge and Attorney General should be sanctioned. POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”

 -Donald Trump, Truth Social, November 18, 2023