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    Trump news today: Trump rails against ‘villains’ as he is named ‘Man of the Decade’ at Michigan GOP dinner

    Trump grilled by Fox News presenter over all the aides that turned against him

    Donald Trump railed against a list of “villains” including electric vehicles (EVs), President Joe Biden and “radical left lunatics” as he delivered a speech in the battleground state of Michigan on Sunday night.

    The former president spoke before 2,500 supporters at Oakland County GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner, where he was honoured by the party as its “Man of the Decade”.

    During the event, he claimed that electric vehicles would result in the “decimation” of the state’s traditional auto industry and claimed that his criminal indictments are “bulls***”.

    Michigan could be a key focus of the 2024 race after Mr Trump won the state in 2016 but lost it to Mr Biden in 2020.

    His appearance came one day after he told a crowd of evangelicals on Saturday that the federal government has a “vital role” in the restriction of abortion access and once again took credit for overturning Roe v Wade.

    But the former president did not detail his proposal for national abortion restrictions at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington DC, in contrast to his 2024 rival Mike Pence, who said he supports outlawing care nationally at 15 weeks of pregnancy.


    Trump mocked for bizarre outburst at Michigan GOP dinner

    Rachel Sharp26 June 2023 10:20


    Christie turns Trump weight jibes around on former president

    The former New Jersey governor’s appearance has been mocked by some Republicans after he jumped into the race against Donald Trump to be the party’s 2024 presidential nomination.

    He was asked about Mr Trump’s barbs about his weight when he appeared on Fox News on Sunday morning.

    “Oh like he’s some Adonis? He should take a look in the mirror every once in a while, maybe he would drop the weight thing off of his list of criticisms,” said Mr Christie.

    Graeme Massie26 June 2023 10:03


    Fox News’s influence on GOP field still strong despite troubled year

    The two leading GOP presidential contenders had very different interview experiences with Fox News in the past week — each an illustration of the influence that even a damaged Fox has over the Republican nominating process.

    Graeme Massie26 June 2023 09:01


    In case that echoes Trump’s, FBI analyst sentenced to four years over classified papers

    A former FBI analyst has been sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of illegally retaining classified documents in a case that bears similarities to the legal battle faced by former president Donald Trump.

    Kendra Kingsbury, 50, worked as an analyst for the FBI for 12 years and held top secret security clearance when she was accused of taking classified documents out of the secure workspace and storing them in her Kansas City home.

    Graeme Massie26 June 2023 07:55


    GOP repeatedly claimed that ending Roe merely gave states freedom to decide abortion laws. Now they are pushing for national restrictions

    After the decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization last year, Republicans have said that the Supreme Court ruling merely left abortion restrictions up to states.

    But anti-abortion lawmakers and candidates for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination are pushing for a national ban that would also strike down state laws that protect and expand abortion access.

    Congressional Republicans have passed several anti-abortion measures with national implications, and candidates vying for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination are endorsing national bans.

    Trump, however, has offered only muddled answers, as national polling finds anti-abortion laws overwhelmingly unpopular. He has also blamed anti-abortion legislation for Republicans’ losses in 2022 midterm elections.

    “One of the reasons they wanted Roe v Wade terminated … is to bring it back into the states where a lot of people feel strongly the greatest progress for pro-life is now being made,” he told the influential right-wing Faith & Freedom Coalition conference on Saturday.

    But he said there remains “a vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life.”

    Graeme Massie26 June 2023 07:01


    Retired federal judge says Trump believed he had ‘political immortality’

    Judge J Michael Luttig was appointed by George H. Bush and served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1991 to 2006.

    “Republicans’ spineless support for the past two years convinced Mr Trump of his political immortality, giving him the assurance that he could purloin some of the nation’s most sensitive national security secrets upon leaving the White House — and preposterously insist that they were his to do with as he wished — all without facing political consequences,” he wrote in a guest op-ed for The New York Times.

    J. Michael Luttig, former U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the Fourth Circuit, testifies before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June 16, 2022 in Washington, DC.

    (Getty Images)

    Graeme Massie26 June 2023 06:04


    Trump quietly changes political fundraising site to funnel funds toward legal woes

    The former president faces more than 60 criminal charges.

    Graeme Massie26 June 2023 05:06


    Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress seek to expunge impeachments

    Elise Stefanik, the fourth highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives Republican, and rightwing hardliner Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced a pair of resolutions that if enacted would aim to change the record “as if such articles had never been passed”.

    Graeme Massie26 June 2023 04:08


    Trump tells Michigan Republicans that EVs will ‘decimate’ state’s auto industry

    Former president made the comments as he appeared at Oakland County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day dinner.

    Graeme Massie26 June 2023 03:05


    Trump tells Michigan Republicans that EVs will mean ‘decimation’ of states auto industry

    Donald Trump told an audience of Michigan Republicans that the push for electric vehicles will mean the “decimation” of the state’s auto industry.

    The former president made the comments as he appeared at the Oakland County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day dinner on Sunday night, his first appearance in the battleground state in the 2024 cycle.

    “It’s going to be a level that people can’t even image,” Mr Trump said during his address inside the Suburban Collection Showplace, in Novi, Michigan.

    Mr Trump told the crowd that the “maniacal push” for electric vehicles would kill auto jobs in the United States, and mocked the range of the vehicles, saying that they were a win for “tow truck companies.”

    “If somebody wants an electric car, I’m all for it. But you should be able to have a choice,” Mr Trump told the crowd.

    Former U.S. President Donald Trump is introduced at the Oakland County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day dinner at Suburban Collection Showplace on June 25, 2023 in Novi, Michigan

    (Getty Images)

    Graeme Massie26 June 2023 02:01



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