Trump News Today: Former president slammed for sharing ‘calling for civil war’ message

Trump writes book about how the presidency was stolen from him

Former President Donald Trump is facing a bipartisan backlash after sharing a post on his Truth Social social media platform apparently calling for a “civil war” in the United States.

Mr Trump ‘rebutted’ a user’s ‘civil war’ comment on former Fox Nation host Lara Logan’s post, which was a screenshot of the president’s criticism of America Salvadoran Nayib Bukele.

“The most powerful country in the world is falling so fast it makes you rethink what the real reasons are,” Bukele wrote on Twitter. “Something so big and powerful cannot be destroyed so quickly unless the enemy comes from within.”

Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans have denounced the 45th president for “calling for a civil war” following the Jan. 6 Capitol uprising.

“Does any of my fellow Republicans want to speak now? Or do we just want to go ‘just one more election first,'” Rep. Adam Kinzinger asked.


Trump still complains about slow count in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Senate showdown between Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick still hasn’t yielded a result, and Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated. He called on Dr Oz, whom he endorsed despite the objections of many conservatives, to declare victory prematurely in a bid to delegitimize mail-in ballots that contributed to the slow count.

Here’s one of Truth Social’s recent posts giving an idea of ​​the ex-president’s disdain:

Trump posts about Oz-McCormick’s near tie on Truth Social

(Social Truth)

Andrew NaughtyMay 23, 2022 3:10 p.m.


ICYMI: Conway Says Trump Considered Giving Up After 2016 Access Hollywood Tape

In late 2016, when the famous Access Hollywood tape was released to the media, it briefly looked like leading Republicans might try to force Donald Trump to withdraw their presidential ticket, replacing him with Mike Pence and recruiting another running mate to take on Hillary Clinton without Mr. Trump’s baggage.

Of course, the effort ultimately came to nothing. But according to former Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, who was helping run the campaign at the time, the ex-president himself considered opting out of the race. In her account, Ms Conway replied: “Actually, you can’t unless you want to give up and throw it all at Hillary… I know you don’t like losing, but I also know you don’t like losing. not lose. Stop.”

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Andrew NaughtyMay 23, 2022 2:40 p.m.


Trump lashes out on Twitter as Musk sale stumbles

Donald Trump has said he won’t return to Twitter even if Elon Musk reinstates his account there, instead insisting that Truth Social is the place for conservatives if they want to hear from him directly (although he only started posting on the platform after Mr. Musk’s takeover became news).

In a new ‘truth’ posted on the platform but also shared via email with supporters who don’t use it, Mr Trump launched another Twitter rant that manages to pander to criticism from one of his most hated enemy: the New York Attorney General. Letitia James, who successfully got the president fined for refusing to hand over documents pursuant to a subpoena.

Donald Trump releases a “truth” on Twitter

(Social Truth)

Andrew NaughtyMay 23, 2022 2:10 p.m.


The January 6 hearings are slowly approaching

The first of the committee’s long-awaited series of January 6 public hearings will take place on June 9, but details of what the sessions will entail so far are scarce. But now the Guardian reports that the committee plans to hold a total of six sessions, the first and last of which will air at 8 p.m. ET for the benefit of primetime viewers:

According to the draft schedule, the June public hearings will explore Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, beginning and ending with prime-time hearings at 8 p.m. on 9 and 23. In the meantime, the panel will hold hearings at 10 a.m. on 13, 15, 16 and 21.

The Select Committee seems to anticipate hearings to be thorough matters. Primetime hearings are currently scheduled to last between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. and morning hearings between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.

A member of the select committee will lead each of the hearings, the sources said, but top investigative lawyers who know the material intimately will primarily lead the questioning of witnesses to keep testimony on track.

Andrew NaughtyMay 23, 2022 1:35 p.m.


Conway on Kushner: ‘No subject he considered beyond his expertise’

Jared Kushner’s role at the center of the Trump administration has seen him involve himself in all sorts of policy areas, from diplomacy in the Middle East (where major breakthroughs have been made) to the Covid-19 emergency response. 19 (where his efforts to procure PPE for the government proved disastrous).

Now Mr Kushner has been singled out by Kellyanne Conway, who describes him in her new book ‘as someone who, as the president’s son-in-law, knew that no matter how bad a personnel change or legislative attempt might be disastrous, it was unlikely that he would be held responsible”.

Mr. Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump have often been mocked for their sometimes imperious behavior during overseas visits, where they have appeared alongside or even on behalf of Donald Trump at major events that usually do not host family members.

Andrew NaughtyMay 23, 2022 12:56 p.m.


Ted Cruz dismisses other right-wingers on Ukraine

There is open disagreement within the Republican Party over how the United States should invest in the fate of Ukraine. Some are particularly skeptical of sending massive amounts of financial aid, as 86 senators voted to do last week, but others have more intense objections, with figures like Tucker Carlson wondering why the United States should care about Ukraine.

The correlation between the intensity of conservatism and the downtrend is not perfect, however: among those at the more orthodox anti-Russian end of the scale, none other than Ted Cruz, who issued a statement muscular explaining why he considers Ukraine worth standing up for.

Andrew NaughtyMay 23, 2022 12:22 p.m.


Georgia gubernatorial candidate proposes firing squads for traitors

Tomorrow’s Georgia gubernatorial primary appears to have been locked in by incumbent Brian Kemp, who was largely unfazed by a lead challenge from Donald Trump’s favorite candidate, former Sen. David Perdue. But the two men are not the only Republicans on the ground.

Running alongside them (and far behind in the polls) is Kandiss Taylor, a far-right candidate who this weekend suggested executing sheriffs by firing squad if they did not do the will of the people. As extremism expert Mark Pitcavage notes, this idea (which revolves around a false assertion about the constitution) has deep roots in far-right anti-government movements.

Ms Taylor, who has the endorsement of Trump’s lopsided backer Mike Lindell, also insisted that the separation of church and state – a fundamental founding principle of the American republic – was an aberrant idea, declaring to his followers that “the Church rules the State of Georgia”.

Andrew NaughtyMay 23, 2022 11:50 a.m.


Is Mo Brooks bouncing back from Trump’s non-endorsement?

Alabama congressman and Senate candidate Mo Brooks was sinking in GOP primary polls even before Donald Trump dropped him, a pick the president attributed to Mr. Brooks’ call for supporters “stop” constantly talking about the 2020 election and focus on winning in the future. However, Mr Brooks has benefited from heavy outside advertising spending, as well as high profile, to stay in the running, and he now appears to be rising in the polls.

Alongside the big spender Club for Growth, which has invested millions of dollars to support him, Mr Brooks has drawn support from other right-wing heavyweights like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Ted Cruz, who will campaign for him in Alabama today today.

If Mr Brooks wins, it will prove again that Mr Trump’s favor does not perfectly follow the performance of the candidates – although the fact that Mr Brooks has always campaigned with photos of himself speaking in the White House January 6, 2021 indicates that restoring the Trump base is still his method.

The primary vote is tomorrow. Read more about the race below.

Andrew NaughtyMay 23, 2022 11:15 a.m.


Trump pays $110,000 fine after being charged with contempt

Former President Donald Trump has paid the $110,000 fine imposed on him after he was held in contempt by a New York judge for failing to turn over documents to investigators.

The documents relate to Mr. Trump’s personal finances and the financing of several properties of his namesake company.

Judge Arthur Engoron fined Mr Trump $10,000 a day until May 6 and agreed several days later to lift the contempt order if the fine was paid and additional affidavits in the case were filed on Friday.

Andrew NaughtyMay 23, 2022 10:30 a.m.


Is Trump responsible for the formula shortage?

As Joe Biden and the Democratic Party majorities in the House and Senate continue to grapple with rising consumer prices and a sudden shortage of baby formula triggered by the closure and recall of a factory in Michigan , some liberals are focusing their fire on another target: Donald Trump .

Infant formula in the United States is dominated by domestic manufacturers; foreign manufacturers account for only a few percentage points of the total infant formula market share in the United States, largely due to the Food and Drug Administration’s strict content and labeling standards that prevent many European companies to enter the market.

The former president is facing criticism from some left-leaning figures on Twitter over a trade deal, the 2020 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which established new trade rules for businesses and trade across North America and imposed heavy restrictions on Canada’s dairy sector, long the target of criticism from the American conservative right because of government-imposed price and import controls.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarMay 23, 2022 9:45 a.m.