Donald Trump Launches 2024 Presidential Campaign
Days after announcing his 2024 presidential campaign, Donald Trump addressed the influential Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, one of the first major GOP events following the midterm elections.
The event marks an early test for the twice-indicted former president’s influence and political standing in a party fractured by its volatility, investigations and the persistent lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
He told a crowd that he sees “no reason” to rejoin Twitter while enjoying his own social network, echoing his widely condemned claims that American Jews are not sufficiently supportive of his Israel policies.
His comments via video came a day after US Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a former Hague war crimes prosecutor as special counsel to consider whether the former president should face criminal charges.
The former president criticized the measure as the “worst politicization of justice” and refused to “participate” in the investigation.
The anti-abortion group that helped overturn Roe v Wade sues the FDA to revoke the abortion drug’s approval
A right-wing group that has supported anti-abortion litigation in the US, including the landmark Supreme Court case it overturned Roe vs. Wadeis suing the Food and Drug Administration to revoke its approval of a commonly used abortion medication.
Mifepristone is used in medical abortion, a procedure that accounts for the majority of abortions in the US. It is also commonly used to treat miscarriages.
Alex Woodward20 November 2022 00:00
Trump’s racist rhetoric was blamed for a 145% increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Now he’s at it again’
The former president’s attacks on his former transportation secretary and the Virginia governor are reminiscent of the kind of racist language he used during the Covid-19 pandemic, the independentJohn Bowden writes:
Alex Woodward19 November 2022 23:00
Trump Repeats Widely Condemned Claim That American Jewish People ‘Do Not Appreciate’ His Israel Policies
Six years after its president ridiculed Trump as a “bigot, misogynist, fraud” and a “thug,” the former president appeared at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Las Vegas event on Saturday, where he was greeted with a standing ovation. .
He told the crowd that “the Jews don’t appreciate Israel as they should,” echoing comments he made last month in which he said that “our wonderful evangelicals appreciate” his administration’s policies toward Israel much more “than the people of Israel.” the Jewish faith, especially those who live in the United States.”
Critics have accused the former president of peddling anti-Semitic tropes by suggesting that American Jews are not deferential enough to their alliance with Israel, conflating support for the Israeli state with Judasim.
Alex Woodward19 November 2022 22:17
Trump doesn’t seem ready to return to Twitter, where the ‘problems are unbelievable’
Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition event in Las Vegas, Donald Trump said he “always liked” Elon Musk when asked about his thoughts on Twitter’s new owner.
“He’s a character and I tend to like characters, but he’s smart,” he said.
But it doesn’t seem like he’s ready to return to the platform, where the “problems are unbelievable,” he said.
“I don’t see any reason for it,” he said.
He prefers his Truth Social, where he gets better “engagement”.
Alex Woodward19 November 2022 21:16
What We Know About E Jean Carroll’s Rape Allegations Against Donald Trump
E Jean Carroll has spent years trying to sue Donald Trump for defamation after he publicly accused her of lying about allegations that he raped her in the 1990s.
Ms. Carroll filed a new lawsuit against the former president under a New York law that allows survivors of sexual assaults the opportunity to file civil lawsuits after the statute of limitations on the alleged crimes has expired. The new case charges him with assault, and also adds a new defamation claim based on recent posts in which she called her a “scam.”
Alex Woodward19 November 2022 20:30
So what is investigated?
Who is Jack Smith? Why did you name it Merrick Garland? And what does he investigate?
Your questions about the federal investigations into Donald Trump, answered by the independentWashington bureau chief Eric Garcia:
Alex Woodward19 November 2022 20:00
Trump and DeSantis scheduled to address a high-profile Republican summit in a major post-midterm election test
Following his reelection to the Florida governor’s office, Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 candidate, is scheduled to address the influential Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday, one of the first major Republican events in the wake of last week’s midterm elections. .
The same will be true of Donald Trump, days after he made his own entry in the 2024 race, after a wave of his endorsed candidates in the midterm races failed in critical battleground races.
The event, and attempts to court big donors as the 2024 race begins, mark an early test for Trump’s influence and political standing in a party fractured by its volatility, investigations and the persistent lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
He is scheduled to appear via video conference Saturday night.
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, who was also re-elected last week, told The Associated Press the party is unlikely to unite around the former president as he faces a federal investigation.
“Those are their problems to solve,” he said. “Everyone is going to sit down and watch the show. And it’s not just their supporters, it’s their money, they’re donors, they’re fundraisers.”
Alex Woodward19 November 2022 19:30
Republican governor criticizes Trump and party leadership after ‘red wave’ fails to materialize
Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan criticized Trump and other Republican leaders in his remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition, saying that “excuses, lies and toxic politics will not win elections or restore America.”
He said Republicans only shifted to capture a “ripple” after party members and analysts expected a “huge red wave,” according to The Hill.
“Undecided voters took a look at some of our less-than-stellar nominees and decided it wasn’t what they were looking for,” he said.
Alex Woodward19 November 2022 19:00
Former anti-abortion activist claims Supreme Court judge leaked landmark 2014 decision to influential donors
A former anti-abortion activist from an influential lobby group claims he was told the outcome of a landmark US Supreme Court case before it was published in 2014.
In his letter obtained by The New York Times to Chief Justice John Roberts, the former activist suggests that Samuel Alito, author of the leaked opinion that struck down Roe vs. Wade – had disputed the court’s decision in a Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby weeks before it was publicly revealed.
Alex Woodward19 November 2022 18:30
Who is Jack Smith?
Jack Smith, the seasoned war crimes prosecutor who returns to the United States to oversee investigations into the former president, is no stranger to high-profile investigations of public figures.
If his office pursues and obtains indictments against him, it would be the first time that a former president, one who is a declared candidate in the upcoming presidential election, will face criminal charges. But he wouldn’t be the first public figure Mr. Smith has put in the dock.
Alex Woodward19 November 2022 18:00