Trump Hails Supreme Court Victory, Seeks Legal Shield for Future Battles

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 03/04/2024
Donald Trump, the former president, praised the Supreme Court's decision on Monday to keep him on state ballots. He said the justices had worked "brilliantly" to block many legal challenges claiming he was unable to run due to his actions during the 2020 election. In order to continue his winning streak in a future case, Mr. Trump urged the justices to shield him from criminal prosecution for decisions he made while serving as president.

From his Florida home, he said, "I have the utmost respect for the Supreme Court and I would like to express my gratitude for their prompt, diligent, and brilliant work." In addition, Mr. Trump said that, as president, he saw illegal immigration as a "invasion" and that, in the absence of new legislation from Congress, President Biden already had the means to halt it.

By securing his spot on the ballot and putting the issue in the hands of voters in the customary political manner, he anticipated that Monday's decision will bring the nation together.

"They have the ability to target me as a politician and with votes. However, they will not pursue me in court using that strategy. Biden ought to drop all of these things, and frankly he may do better," Trump said.

During their respective visits to the border last week to see the mayhem, Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden said that problems like the border should be the main focus of the election. During his visit, Mr. Biden used his platform to accuse Mr. Trump of blocking a bipartisan Senate plan and to urge that Congress pass new legislation.

The former president, however, said that Mr. Biden is using Mr. Trump's strict policies—which gave him control over a reasonably secure border—as a justification for his own carelessness at the border. "At now, you possess the authority. I completed it. I did not approach Congress and ask for permission to shut. On it, I battled Congress," said Mr. Trump. "Make use of my policies; they worked really well."

After the judges unanimously decided that Colorado had overreached when it removed him off the ballot for Tuesday's GOP primary, he made a broad range of remarks. Colorado decided that on January 6, 2021, Mr. Trump participated in an uprising; that he was ineligible to be president under the 14th Amendment; and that states may uphold this ruling by preventing him from appearing on ballots.

On the last issue, the judges simply decided that Congress alone has the authority to enforce the 14th Amendment. That ends problems all throughout the nation. Trump applauded the decision, calling it "very well-crafted. It will definitely contribute to uniting our nation, which is something we desperately need," he said. "In essence, you cannot remove someone based solely on their race because that is how their opponent would have it."


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