Donald Trump calls New York fraud trial ‘terrible witch hunt’
Donald Trump has been named the overwhelming winner of the Iowa caucuses, with Republican challengers Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley following manner behind in second and third and Vivek Ramaswamysuspending his marketing campaign after a poor displaying.
Speaking after his decisive victory – wherein he notched up greater than 51 per cent of the vote, in comparison with Mr DeSantis’s 21 per cent and Ms Haley’s 19 per cent – the previous president hailed “a very special night” and pledged that he would “straighten up the problems of the world” if he returned to the White House.
However, Mr Trump will discover himself slammed again right down to earth with a bump on Tuesday as he’s pressured to return to New York City to participate within the E Jean Carroll defamation trial, introduced in opposition to him by the previous Elle journal columnist who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a division retailer dressing room within the Nineteen Nineties, for which the candidate was discovered liable final yr.
Only after that may the Republican presidential nominee-presumptive flip his consideration in direction of campaigning in New Hampshire forward of that state’s all-important major subsequent week.
Truth Social: Happy Trump thanks Iowa and applauds Ramaswamy
The winner is now placing a way more gracious tone on social media, thanking Iowa Republicans for his or her assist and Ramaswamy after he bowed, solely days after telling the general public to not be “duped” into backing him.
He has additionally reached out to former enemy Marco Rubio and Rick Scott after the pair endorsed him over the weekend.
“Little Marco” is now “highly respected”, it appears.
Joe Sommerlad16 January 2024 10:15
Recap: Trump overwhelmingly wins the Iowa caucuses
If you’re simply becoming a member of us, former president Donald Trump has overwhelmingly received the Iowa caucuses within the first official contest of this yr’s Republican presidential primaries.
Trump posted a double-digit victory in Iowa eight years after he misplaced the caucuses to Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. The front-runner far-outpaced his nearest rivals, Florida governor Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who served as Trump’s US ambassador to the United Nations in his administration.
His victory in Iowa breaks Bob Dole’s document for a margin of victory of 13 factors in 1996 and George W Bush’s 10.5-point victory in 2000. Both candidates went on to change into the Republican nominee for president, a future that appears all however sure for Trump regardless of dozens of legal fees in opposition to him.
Joe Sommerlad16 January 2024 09:45
Trump pledges unity in Iowa speech after taking goal at migrants
Here’s what final night time’s victor needed to say for himself over his resounding victory over Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy.
Watch: Trump pledges unity in Iowa victory speech after taking goal at migrants
Donald Trump stated it’s time for the US to come back collectively final night time (15 January) as he received the 2024 Iowa caucuses, after utilizing anti-immigrant rhetoric on his marketing campaign path. The Associated Press and information networks known as the race shortly after 8.30pm. As he addressed supporters in Des Moines, the previous president stated: “Whether it’s Republican or Democrat, or liberal or conservative, it would be so nice if we could come together.” The former president’s feedback got here after he advised a rally final Friday that voting for him can be “to stop the invasion of millions of people — from parts unknown.”
Joe Sommerlad16 January 2024 09:15
Trump shares weird biblical video
The three-minute clip, posted to Truth Social on Sunday night, opens on grainy footage of an LP turning on a document participant, broadcasting an apparently historic sermon wherein a preacher intones: “And on 14 June 1946, God looked down on his planned paradise and said: ‘I need a caretaker.’
“So God gave us Trump,” the voiceover provides.
Oliver O’Connell16 January 2024 08:45
ICYMI: Heckler calls out Trump for taking tens of millions from overseas governments
Boos from the gang drowned out the girl earlier than the previous president taunted: “Go home to Mommy! Your mommy’s worried.”
Oliver O’Connell16 January 2024 07:45
Following relationship claims, Fani Willis defends prosecutor on Trump case
Fani Willis, the district legal professional of Georgia’s Fulton County, appeared to acknowledge for the primary time the allegations of an affair directed at her throughout her deal with to a church congregation. She additionally defended the particular prosecutor she appointed for the election interference case involving former president Donald Trump, with out straight naming him.
“I hope for y’all this week I don’t look like what I’ve been through,” she joked on the Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church throughout a service to have fun Martin Luther King Jr Day on Sunday.
Maroosha Muzaffar has reviews:
Oliver O’Connell16 January 2024 05:45
ICYMI: DeSantis trolled with participation trophy forward of Iowa caucuses
The incident occurred on Saturday after the Florida governor staged a city corridor in Atlantic, Iowa. An unidentified man approached Mr DeSantis, holding a small award.
“Governor DeSantis I want to present to you this participation trophy,” he stated, prompting laughter from these gathered.
“You’re probably not going to win the election but we’re proud of you for trying,” the person added, earlier than declaring: “He’s special, he’s unique, and he’s our little snowflake.”
Mr DeSantis didn’t take the present and tried to chortle off the prank, telling the person: “I don’t do participation trophies, sorry buddy.”
Mike Bedigan has the story:
Oliver O’Connell16 January 2024 04:45
Ramaswamy dropping out and endorsing Trump
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is dropping out of the race after low numbers in Iowa caucuses, sources have advised Bloomberg and CNN.
Mr Ramaswamy advised employees in a personal assembly that he would endorse Donald Trump on stage tonight in Iowa.
Oliver O’Connell16 January 2024 04:20
Iowa caucus-goers go full MAGA
Among caucusgoers with school levels, 35 per cent backed Mr Trump, 33 per cent supported Ms Haley, and 23 per cent backed Mr DeSantis, based on the doorway ballot shared by the community. Among these and not using a school diploma, 65 per cent backed Mr Trump, 17 per cent supported Mr DeSantis, and eight per cent backed Ms Haley.
In the NBC poll, 79 per cent of Haley backers stated they thought Mr Biden was legitimately elected, the identical was true for 40 per cent of these supporting Mr DeSantis and 6 per cent of these backing Mr Trump.
Oliver O’Connell16 January 2024 04:15
Why is Trump again in court docket for one more E Jean Carroll trial?
The trial arrives roughly 4 months after Judge Lewis Kaplan dominated that Mr Trump defamed Ms Carroll in 2019 when he denied sexually assaulting her within the dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodmans within the mid-Nineteen Nineties.
Ms Carroll first got here ahead with allegations of rape throughout Mr Trump’s presidency in her guide What Do We Need Men For? He denied the allegations and claimed, “She’s not my type”.
Now, this week’s trial will focus solely on the damages that Mr Trump owes Ms Carroll for making the defamatory statements. Judge Kaplan made the choice after the jury in a separate defamation trial discovered Mr Trump responsible for sexual abuse and defamation.
The earlier defamation trial targeted on statements Mr Trump made on Truth Social in 2022 wherein he known as Ms Carroll’s rape allegations “a Hoax and a lie”.
Ariana Baio16 January 2024 03:45