Trump takes win at Iowa caucuses
Donald Trump’s defamation trial resumes in New York on Wednesday, together with his accuser E Jean Carroll set to testify.
The case was introduced in opposition to the Republican presidential candidate by the previous Elle journal columnist after she accused him of sexually assaulting her in a division retailer dressing room within the mid-Nineties, for which Mr Trump was discovered liable final 12 months.
He has constantly denied any wrongdoing and claims by no means to have met Ms Carroll.
The defendant appeared in courtroom on Tuesday to witness jury choice however left on the lunch break earlier than either side delivered their opening statements.
The GOP presidential nominee-presumptive is in any other case turning his consideration in direction of campaigning in New Hampshire forward of that state’s all-important major subsequent week.
He might be hoping to maintain up the momentum after storming to victory within the Iowa caucuses on Monday night time.
Mr Trump notched up greater than 51 per cent of the vote within the Midwest whereas his Republican challengers Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley adopted means behind in second and third place with 21 per cent and 19 per cent respectively.
Vivek Ramaswamy scored simply 8 per cent and has since suspended his marketing campaign and endorsed the winner.
Ted Cruz endorses man he as soon as referred to as ‘a pathological liar’ for Republican nomination
Here’s one other GOP hero in motion.
The Texas senator – whom Trump derided as “Lyin’ Ted” in 2016, whose spouse he referred to as ugly and whose father he advised had been concerned within the Kennedy assassination – has as soon as once more crawled out from beneath a scorching rock to supply his grovelling endorsement to the front-runner.
Never Trumpers on social media wasted no time in calling him out on his screeching hypocrisy – and rightly so.
Joe Sommerlad17 January 2024 12:30
Haley fails to sentence Trump over E Jean Carroll abuse
Maybe she ought to drop out if she will be able to’t do higher than this.
Joe Sommerlad17 January 2024 12:00
Ramaswamy stumps for Trump and requires Haley and DeSantis to drop out amid VP discuss
Vivek Ramaswamy, who ended his personal presidential marketing campaign after Iowa, appeared on stage with Trump in Atkinson, New Hampshire, final night time and loved a heat reception, with the group chanting “VP” at one level, arguing for him because the Republican front-runner’s subsequent working mate.
Amazing that it was solely this weekend that Trump attacked his then-rival as “not MAGA” and warned Iowa voters to not be “duped” into voting for him.
Ramaswamy additionally dutifully appeared on Fox News final night time and referred to as on Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis to observe his instance by dropping out and endorsing Trump.
Laura Ingraham additionally advocated for a similar end result.
Joe Sommerlad17 January 2024 11:30
Michael Moore speech explaining Trump’s enchantment to Rust Belt voters goes viral
A clip of the leftist documentarian discussing, brilliantly and really precisely, the Republican’s enchantment to blue collar voters from 2016 has once more gone viral on social media after being reshared within the wake of the candidate’s barnstorming efficiency in Iowa.
Trump himself has posted the identical brief tackle earlier than, taking it to be an overt endorsement for his marketing campaign, moderately than a comparatively impartial evaluation from an observer, the filmmaker having launched the film Michael Moore in TrumpLand the 12 months Trump first gained the White House.
Here’s Io Dodds on its renewed relevance.
Joe Sommerlad17 January 2024 11:00
Recap: Trump unleashes Truth Social assaults in opposition to E Jean Carroll whereas sitting in courtroom
In case you missed this yesterday, the Republican was as much as his outdated tips – trolling his accuser even whereas he was sat within the courtroom in Lower Manhattan watching jury choice at his defamation trial.
Those with lengthy recollections may recall his engagement in stay witness intimidation throughout the House impeachment hearings of 2019 when he posted nasty remarks on Twitter about former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch whereas she gave proof in opposition to him.
Here’s Alex Woodward with extra.
Joe Sommerlad17 January 2024 10:30
Trump intercourse abuse accuser E Jean Carroll set to testify in defamation trial
Less than a 12 months after convincing a jury that former president Donald Trump sexually abused her many years in the past, author E Jean Carroll is ready to take the stand once more to explain how his verbal assaults affected her after she got here ahead.
Carroll is because of testify pn Wednesday within the second federal civil trial over her claims in opposition to Trump, who denies all of them. Because the primary jury discovered that Trump sexually abused Carroll within the Nineties after which defamed her in 2022, the brand new trial considerations solely how way more — if something — he’ll be ordered to pay her for his remarks.
Trump, who’s juggling courtroom appearances with marketing campaign stops as he leads the Republican subject on this 12 months’s presidential race, sat in on jury choice on Tuesday. Before opening statements started, he left for a New Hampshire rally.
He declared on social media on Tuesday that the case was nothing however “fabricated lies and political shenanigans” that had garnered his accuser cash and fame.
“I am the only one injured by this attempted EXTORTION,” learn a submit on his Truth Social platform.
But Carroll, an recommendation columnist and journal author, has stated that Trump harmed her deeply.
First, she claims, he pressured himself on her in a dressing room after an opportunity assembly at a luxurious division retailer in 1996.
Then he publicly impugned her honesty, her motives and even her sanity after she informed the story publicly in a 2019 memoir.
Joe Sommerlad17 January 2024 10:00
Truth Social: Trump shares Haley-as-Hillary meme
The former president has been posting an terrible lot of anti-Nikki Haley content material on his principal social account in a single day, which, she would say, signifies that he’s apprehensive concerning the menace she poses to him in New Hampshire regardless of her disappointing third-place displaying in Iowa.
The comparability under is fairly empty however might properly achieve riling up his supporters with offended recollections of their very own private Public Enemy No.1, whom, after all, Trump beat.
Joe Sommerlad17 January 2024 09:30
Capitol Police probing assassination remarks allegedly made by Roger Stone
The dialog was captured in an audio recording, which Mediaite obtained and printed final week.
Graig Graziosi has the main points:
Oliver O’Connell17 January 2024 09:00
Trump congratulates DeSantis and Haley for having ‘a good time together’
Donald Trump used his victory speech in Iowa to congratulate his Republican major opponents for “having a good time together.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley did not safe even half the variety of votes that have been case for Mr Trump in Iowa on Monday.
News networks started calling the race for Mr Trump as early as a half-hour after the caucuses started.
Mr Trump, flanked by his sons Don Jr and Eric, gave a victory speech Monday night.
Graig Graziosi has the story:
Oliver O’Connell17 January 2024 08:00
Haley claims the US has ‘never been a racist country’
Mike Bedigan has the story:
Oliver O’Connell17 January 2024 06:00