Trump ‘refused to call off attack on Capitol’ during Jan. 6 unrest, U.S. representative says
Former President Donald Trump has caused a stir among party members by backing “Eric” for the U.S. Senate seat in the Republican primary to replace retiring Senator Roy Blunt.
There were two Republican front-runners named Eric in that race — former Gov. Eric Gretens and state Attorney General Eric Schmidt. They both seem to think they have Mr Trump’s backing.
A third Republican candidate, Eric McElroy, is also on the Republican primary ballot.
“I thank President Trump for his support,” Schmidt tweeted.
However, Mr Gretens also announced that he was “honoured to have the support of President Trump”. “I just had a great call with President Trump and I thank him for his support! Together we will MAGA and save America,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jan. 6 rioter Guy Reffit, who was found guilty of five felony charges earlier this year, received on Monday the largest sentence ever imposed on a congressional riot participant. long sentences.
Refit is the first accused Capitol thug to be tried by a jury after pleading not guilty.
Nancy Pelosi arrives in Malaysia amid reports of Taiwan visit
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday for the second leg of a tour of Asia expected to stop in Taiwan, which will heighten tensions with Beijing.
The plane carrying Ms. Pelosi and her delegation landed at an air base in tight security, state news agency Bernama reported.
While there was no official announcement, local media in Taiwan reported that Ms. Pelosi would arrive in Taipei on Tuesday night, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. elected official to visit in 25 years.
Alyssa Rahaman SarkarAugust 2, 2022 06:11
Jo Scarborough: Trump is an ‘outrageous man’
Aishimi: Host of MSNBC good morning joe On Monday, Donald Trump continued to attack WNBA star Brittney Griner and the Biden administration’s plan to secure her release from a Russian prison.
Former Congressman Jo Scarborough said the criticisms were more proof that Donald Trump was a “terrible” man at heart.
“It shows again what a horrible person this is, what a heinous human being. How cruel it is. You can’t help but wonder if he said that because she’s a black basketball player,” he said.
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Graeme MasseyAugust 2, 2022 06:05
Backed candidate Tim Michels refuses to pledge to support Trump in 2024 race
Gov. Tim Michels, who is backed by Donald Trump, said he would not commit to supporting the former president in the 2024 race.
Michels, the millionaire co-owner of the Brownsville-based construction firm Michels Corp, and his two gubernatorial candidates in the Republican primary kept up with Trump at a town hall candidate forum in Milwaukee distance.
“I will look at all the evidence, everything will be on the table and I will make the right decision,” Mr Michels said when asked if he would sign legislation to cancel the election result.
Alyssa Rahaman SarkarAugust 2, 2022 05:55
Trump backs ‘Eric’ in Missouri Senate primary
The night before Missouri’s closely-watched Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat to replace retiring Senator Roy Blunt, Donald Trump announced his endorsement: “Eric.”
There were two Republican front-runners named Eric in that race — former Gov. Eric Gretens and state Attorney General Eric Schmidt.
There’s also a third Republican candidate on the Republican primary ballot, Eric: Comedian Eric McElroy inadvertently dropped Eric’s name in a statement from the former president.
“I believe that the great people of Missouri will make their own decisions on this matter, as they did when they gave me landslide victories in the 2016 and 2020 elections, so I am proud to announce that ERIC With my full and full approval!” the former president announced on August 1.
Trump backs ‘ERIC’ in Missouri Senate primary, but doesn’t specify which one
“I believe that the great people of Missouri, on this issue, will make their own decisions”
Alyssa Rahaman SarkarAugust 2, 2022 05:14
Will this Republican senator run against Donald Trump in 2024?
Aishimi: Senator Tim Scott is working to dispel rumors of the president’s ambitions after astute critics noticed a page in his memoir appeared to betray his intentions.
On the copyright page of the South Carolina Republican Senator’s memoir, a brief description reads: “Senator Scott is a rising star who sees and understands the importance of bipartisanship in moving America forward. Sex. The book is a political memoir with core messages as he prepares to run for president in 2022.”
If so, Mr Scott plans to launch a presidential campaign later this year that could end up going head-to-head with Donald Trump, who remains openly enthusiastic about the idea of running for the White House again.
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Graeme MasseyAugust 2, 2022 05:04
Trump hosts Tucker Carlson and Marjorie Taylor-Green at LIV Golf Championship
Donald Trump was seen attending Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green at the Saudi-funded LIV golf tournament, which the former president played this weekend at the Bedminster, N.J. resort .
A video shared on Twitter by conservative political adviser Alex Brusewitz captured the crowd gathered around the tournament chant: “Let’s go to Brandon.”
Conservatives have attacked President Joe Biden with the mocking slogan “Let’s go to Brandon.”
Alyssa Rahaman SarkarAugust 2, 2022 04:48
Michigan secretary of state halts efforts to challenge preliminary results
Aishimi: Michigan’s top election official has warned campaigns and candidates not to try anything fun as the contested primary season begins Tuesday.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson made the statement in an interview Detroit News In it, she responded to comments she made on social media over the past few days.
“Whatever the outcome, any attempt to block our election certification is futile,” she told the news outlet.
John Bowdoin She wrote that her remarks would have seemed alarmist if it weren’t for the fact that five previous Republican candidates in the gubernatorial primaries were dropped on Tuesday’s ballot.
Michigan officials warn against ‘vain’ attempts to block election certification
Michigan mired in an investigation that forced several candidates to drop out of school
Graeme MasseyAugust 2, 2022 04:02
Will Trump lose the GOP in the Senate?
Aishimi: Negative impressions of former President Donald Trump are weighing on Republican candidates in the U.S. Senate in four key swing-state races, according to a recent poll commissioned by the Political Action Committee attached to a former top Trump adviser. win.
The survey of 1,200 voters (300 general election voters each in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and Georgia) was commissioned by the John Bolton Super PAC. The PAC is run by Ambassador John Bolton, Trump’s third national security adviser.
It found that Trump-backed candidates trailed their Democratic opponents in three of four states and were largely unfavorable among “independent and indecisive voters” of.
Andrew Feinberg There are more.
Trump’s ‘significant drag’ on GOP Senate chances, poll finds
A recent poll commissioned by former Trump adviser John Bolton’s political action committee found that the former president’s name remains toxic among independent voters
Graeme MasseyAugust 2, 2022 03:03
Trump: I can’t bring Britney Greener home if I’m in the White House
Aishimi: Former President Donald Trump attacked WNBA star Britney Greenner and accused her of “drug use” in a new interview, while suggesting he would not work to end her imprisonment in Russia if he was still in the White House.
Speaking of The Clay Travis and Buxexton Show On Saturday, he sharply criticized reports that have circulated since May suggesting that the Biden administration is proposing a prisoner swap to free Ms Greener and former Marine Paul Whelan in exchange for the transfer of a Russian arms dealer. Extradition to Moscow.
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Trump calls Britney Greenner ‘spoiled’ and says he won’t make a deal for her release
“He’s absolutely one of the worst people in the world and he’s going to be free because a potentially spoiled man comes into Russia with drugs”
Graeme MasseyAugust 2, 2022 02:05
Marjorie Taylor-Green says she’s ‘honored’ to join Trump’s 2024 presidential race
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Green, who opposes conspiracy theories, said she would be “honored” to be Donald Trump’s running mate if he ran for the White House for a third time in 2024.
The congresswoman made the comments in an interview with the right-wing broadcaster last week before she joined the president at a Saudi-funded golf tournament he hosted over the weekend.
“I think if he asked me, I would definitely take that seriously,” she said in an interview with The Voice of America.
“I love President Trump. I never hide that fact,” she added.
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John Bowdoin02 Aug 2022 01:00