Trump news – live: Ex-president finally settles inauguration hotel lawsuit, complains about Roe v Wade leak
Biden roasts Trump’s ‘plague’ at White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Donald Trump has settled a long-running lawsuit brought by the DC Attorney General over funding for his 2017 inauguration, specifically focused on the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.
In a statement, Mr. Trump claimed to be settling the case “without any admission of responsibility or guilt” and framed the news in the context of a violent crime, essentially saying he was giving law enforcement a break. capital city. The settlement would total approximately $750,000.
Meanwhile, the former president also joined other Republicans in denouncing the leak of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion quashing Roe vs. Wade in a matter that has not yet been formally decided.
Mr Trump told a right-wing radio show today that the leak was ‘a terrible thing’, calling it ‘degrading and not good’. With the prospect of ending legal abortion wildly unpopular across the country, many Republicans and right-wing commentators are already training to focus on publicizing the project.
Trump on Roe v Wade leak: ‘degrading and no good’
Donald Trump has joined the chorus of Republicans expressing their anger over the leak of a stunning Supreme Court draft opinion Roe vs. Wade:
The prospect of the end of legal access to abortion is very unpopular throughout the country to the point that a decision annulling deer and more Casey opinion could provoke serious negative reactions against the conservatives.
Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 6:30 p.m.
Ohio primary: JD Vance ‘not worried’ Trump forgot his name
JD Vance, the Hillbilly Elegy The author whose sudden conversion to hardcore Trumpism won him the former president’s endorsement in today’s Ohio Senate primary, shrugged off the embarrassing incident over the weekend where the president seemed to forget his name during a rally.
“He gives, what, thousands of words of speech every week,” Vance told CBS News. “Sometimes he will speak badly. Everyone will do this… I’m not worried at all.
Mr. Vance is hated by many in the Republican ranks for his longstanding opposition to Mr. Trump, who he says could turn into “American Hitler” after being elected on an openly racist platform.
Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 2:35 p.m.
Trump takes on Georgia grand jury on Truth Social
As he finally embraces his once moribund Truth Social platform, Donald Trump has released a statement declaiming that the grand jury will be summoned to Fulton County, Georgia to hear evidence that could lead to him being prosecuted for pressuring state officials to illegally nullify the 2020 election in his favor.
Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 2:00 p.m.
Poll shows Americans think Trump should face charges on January 6
A new survey commissioned by the Washington Post and ABC News found that more than half of Americans think Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in the events of January 6, 2021.
The survey did not ask what specific crime respondents believed the president had committed – but it is noteworthy that 56% of independents believe he is guilty in some way, possibly signaling that Republican efforts to delegitimize the riot investigation as a “witch hunt” may yet prove counterproductive.
Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 1:23 p.m.
Trump endorsement disappears from college website
Dr. Mehmet Oz, the TV doctor and nominee from Pennsylvania who won Donald Trump’s endorsement over the objections of many conservatives, has apparently been almost completely removed from Columbia University’s medical school website. .
The move comes after an erroneous report in January claimed the school had changed its title to “Professor Emeritus”. The school has since removed his biography from the site and changed the pages that mention him so that they do not link to the defunct page.
Dr. Oz is controversial on the right because of his longtime support for abortion and gun control, core issues on which he has now reversed his positions as he seeks a GOP nomination. Before entering the political fray, he was already a controversial figure due to his long history of promoting cures and therapies that he himself admitted often “do not have the scientific force to present as fact”.
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Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 11:16 a.m.
The truth about social truth
Truth Social, Donald Trump’s bespoke “free speech” alternative to Twitter, fell flat when it went live earlier this year. Potential users were stuck on a growing waiting list after the muddled near-launch, and executives quickly left when its various technical and branding issues became clear. Downloads and user engagement quickly reached extremely low levels.
Specifically, Mr. Trump himself refused to post on the app, despite the fact that his presence was supposedly one of his main selling points. However, after the announcement of Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, Mr. Trump returned with an exuberant message: “I’M BACK! #COVFEFE”
Does this mean that despite all the predictions, Truth Social will survive and thrive? The Independentit is Alex Woodward signed up to find out.
Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 10:30 a.m.
ICYMI: January 6 committee requests information from three members of Congress
The select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol wrote to three members of the Republican House yesterday asking them to explain what they knew about the riot and those who participated in it, both before and after the fact.
They include Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks – who recently lost support from Donald Trump in the Alabama Senate race – and Ronny Jackson.
Dr Jackson’s letter in particular is interesting as it cites messages mentioning him that were sent during the riot by members of the Oath Keepers, an extremist militia whose leaders are now accused of seditious conspiracy for their role in the insurgency. .
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Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 9:55 a.m.
What’s at stake for Trump in tonight’s primary in Ohio?
Tonight marks the end of the hard-fought Republican Senate primary in Ohio, where several candidates have fought for the chance to fight for an open seat – a seat their party will almost certainly have to hold if they are to be. assured of a majority after the midterms in November.
The last major turning point in the race was Donald Trump’s decision to endorse JD Vance, the Hillbilly Elegy author and bitter Trump critic who reinvented himself as a right-wing culture warrior for the purposes of the election. His most visible rival, the equally intransigent Josh Mandel, has become the target of scorn from many in Mr. Trump’s orbit since the President’s endorsement, but as evidenced by Mr. Trump’s mangled names of the two men at his rally this weekend, it’s unclear how much weight the endorsement will actually carry at the ballot box.
John Bowden to this report from the field.
Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 9:20 a.m.
Trump rails against establishment Republicans in Nebraska, backs candidate facing sexual assault allegations
Former President Donald Trump railed against establishment Republicans at a rally in Nebraska and backed a gubernatorial candidate facing multiple sexual assault allegations.
Mr Trump spurred Nebraska Republican Charles Herbster, who has been accused by eight women of groping them or focusing on them. He denied the allegations and Mr Trump – who has also been the subject of sexual assault allegations – defended his character. The sexual assault allegations were first published by the Nebraska Examiner.
“It’s too bad,” Mr. Trump said. “That’s why I came here. I defend people when I know they are good. He is a good man. He was with us from the beginning… he’s an innocent human being.
He also shot Senator Ben Sasse, whom he called an “embarrassment”.
Graig GraziosiMay 3, 2022 08:00
Twenty-three Republican candidates for Secretary of State in 19 states believe Trump won the 2020 election
There are 23 Republican candidates for Secretary of State in 19 states who believe Donald Trump actually won the 2020 election and massive voter fraud has occurred.
Many candidates echoing Mr. Trump’s lies have been endorsed by the former president in their races.
Those candidates, if they win, could reshape the run of the election, which some experts fear could be abused to help Mr. Trump win if he were to run again in 2024.
Graig GraziosiMay 3, 2022 07:00