Tech & Science Donald Trump's lawyers ask the Republican Party not to use his name
Trump 'Thinks He's a God,' CPAC Packed With Cult Followers, Michael Cohen Says
Organizers installed a golden statue of Trump, whose behavior Cohen described as "sociopathic," at the conservative event.The longtime fixer for Trump said the "stupid-looking pagan idol of Donald" at the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend in Orlando, Florida, will offer the former president a brief respite from an onslaught of investigations. Cohen told MSNBC's Ali Velshi Saturday morning that Trump "may be crazy but he's not stupid," saying his ex-confidant realizes the pressure of pending litigation directed against him and his real estate organization.
On Friday, Donald Trump's lawyers sent a formal notice to the Republican Party, ordering them to no longer use the former president's name without his authorization.
Betweenand the Republican Party, an atmosphere not necessarily in good shape. On Friday, the former president's lawyers sent a formal notice to several entities of the Republican Party, ordering them to no longer use the name of the former president without his authorization for fundraising or the sale of derivatives, reports . Despite his defeat which he still does not recognize, Donald Trump is considered the de facto leader of the Republican Party, more divided than ever after the invasion of the Capitol by pro-Trump activists who interrupted the certification of the results of the election by Congress.
What Polls Say About Trump's Role in the GOP Ahead of CPAC 2021 Speech
Trump closing out CPAC is already a signal of the significant role the GOP sees him continuing to play and voters seems to agree with the former president's expected message that he's still the man in charge.While it wasn't enough to win reelection in November, Trump received more votes than any Republican candidate in history, and if some Republicans are looking to move past the Trump-era, his supporters aren't. Nearly half of Republicans would follow the former president to a third party if he were to create one and he's still the front-runner for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.
Inmandate, Donald Trump implied that he would be ready to run for the 2024 election, ruling out the creation of a third political party. He asked for unity with the Republican Party ... but not with everyone: he asked for the exclusion of elected officials (ten from the House of Representatives and seven from the Senate) who voted in favor of his impeachment then of his guilt once tried before the Senate for "incitement to insurrection". "Get rid of all of them," he said at CPAC, a big conference bringing together the conservatives. "Who knows, I could decide to beat them a third time", he added, mixing in one sentence a lie about the election he lost and hope of a presidential candidacy in three years, without declaring himself officially: "With your help, we will take back the House, we will win the Senate and then a Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House." And I wonder who it will be. I wonder who it will be. Who, who, who will it be, I wonder? ”
Trump Shows Why He Doesn’t Need a New Party at CPAC
He was a one-term “loser.” He helped lose his party the White House, the Senate, and the House. He left office with a domestic body count in the hundreds of thousands, and an economy in the toilet. Just last month, he instigated a deadly riot on Capitol Hill that endangered the lives of senior members of his own party, as he sat back and smirked from the comfort and safety of the West Wing. And his administration ended in such a historically disastrous state of his own making that fellow leaders in the Republican Party were directly blaming him for the deaths and anti-democratic mob violence, and some of his former senior advisers were openly accusing him of attempting to stage a c
Galerie: "It's absurd": Donald Trump's lawyers strike back (Gala)Trump could "make the Republican party grow" ... or "destroy it"
Despite his electoral defeat, Donald Trump retains a major influence within the Republican Party due to the support of voters, some of whom have been convinced by his false accusations of electoral fraud. The elected Republicans are therefore caught between the facts and the desire to please the one who, by supporting a rival, can make them lose a primary. The midterm elections, in November 2022, will be the first test for Republicans. In an interview withand HBO, Republican Senator from South Carolina, Trumpist Lindsey Graham, reluctantly summed up the complex balance of the Republican Party after the historic Capitol invasion: "Donald Trump was my friend before the riots. And I try to keep a connection with him afterwards. I still consider him my friend. What happened was a dark day in US history and we must move forward. [...] I think the best strategy for the Republican Party is with Trump, not without Trump. [...] He could do with the Republican Party what no one else could. He could make it grow. He could make him stronger. It could make it more diverse. And he could destroy it too. "
Senator Rick Scott Insists GOP Civil War 'Absolutely Canceled' Despite Ongoing Tensions
The Florida Republican doubled down in dismissing the GOP's divisions over former president Donald Trump.Trump spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday, asserting his continued dominance over the GOP—which he said is united even as he attacked Republican leaders who've crossed him—despite the violent insurrection against the U.S. Capitol by his supporters on January 6. While a number of leading Republican lawmakers have come out strongly against Trump in the wake of the violent mob attack targeting Congress, most GOP voters and lawmakers continue to align themselves with the former president.
Fatalistic words, showing Donald Trump's hold on the party, and which echo this tweet he wrote in May 2016, during the Republican primaries before the presidential election: "If we name Trump, we will be destroyed ... and we will have deserved it, ”he wrote when the billionaire was already dividing the party with attacks on his opponents denounced as traditional and belonging to the“ swamp ”of Washington.
If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed ....... and we will deserve it.- Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC)
As evidenced bysince January 20 to appear with Donald Trump, the latter retains a major power within a party which lost, during its mandate, the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House.
How Trump’s Judges Stuck a Pin in the ‘Stop the Steal’ Balloon .
On Monday, the last judicial shoe dropped on Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his third and final high court challenge. As America transitions to a Biden presidency, the court’s ruling exemplifies why the judiciary is our nation’s strongest bulwark against authoritarianism. Indeed, during the biggest threat to our democracy in modern history, the American court system was our last line of defense, proving, as Andrew Jackson once wrote, “All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing...except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous judiciary.