Donald Trump news live: DeSantis met with 2024 chants after Florida win as ‘rattled’ Trump vows to leak dirt on him

‘Get ready’: Trump says ‘very likely’ to run for president again in 2024

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared for a second term despite Donald Trump’s ominous pre-election threat. Associated Press.

Mr. Trump warned that Mr. DeSantis could get “badly hurt” if he tries to run for president in 2024, as many have speculated that he might.

Some political figures and pundits see Mr. DeSantis, who gained national notoriety for stoking culture wars over race and gender in Florida schools, as a younger, softer, less flashy version of Mr. Trump.

More than 90 minutes later, Mr. Trump still had not greeted Mr. DeSantis AP called the race, even though he told reporters earlier in the day that he had voted for him in his home state of Florida.

Meanwhile, the former president himself has wasted no time making unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and urging his followers to protest before the midterm elections are over.

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ICYMI: Trump reveals he voted for Ron DeSantis

Trump cast his vote Tuesday in Palm Beach, Florida.

The former president, who was joined by his wife Melania, spoke briefly to reporters as he left the polling place and revealed that he had voted to re-elect his challenger, Ron DeSantis.

“I think it’s going to be a great night for us, it’s going to be great for the country,” he said of the upcoming election.

“It doesn’t matter who you vote for, you have to vote. This is so important. This will be a very important election.

“Hopefully the right thing will happen.”

Trump also gave a somber response to a question about his own ambitions for the 2024 election, dropping another hint at when he will announce his presidential bid.

“I think it’s Tuesday [15 November] will be a very exciting day for many people, and I look forward to seeing you at Mar-a-Lago,” he said.

The Independent. Gustaf Kilander has more:

Megan Sheetsin 2022 November 9 09:00 a.m


Trump’s allies are winning

Whatever the overall results, many of Trump’s personal allies thrived in today’s vote.

Marco Rubio, Matt Gaetz, JD Vance and former Trump PR aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders all enjoyed strong showings, my colleague writes. John Bowden in Washington.

Io Doddsin 2022 November 9 07:54


ICYMI: Trump Launches Truth Social After Vote.

After casting his ballot in Florida, Donald Trump posted a series of election-related posts on Truth Social.

He then wrote: “Reports coming out of Arizona that voting machines are not working properly in heavily Republican/conservative regions. Could that be true when the vast majority of Republicans were waiting to vote today? Here we go again? People won’t stand it!!!”

In another post, the former president added: “EVERYONE TURN OFF AND VOTE. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Then it came: “Pennsylvania just announced that it could take days to decide the winner. This is horrible!”

“Another big problem with voter tables in Arizona. Sound familiar???”

“The Absentee Voting Situation in Detroit is REALLY WHITE. People show up to “Vote” only to be told, “Sorry, you’ve already voted.” It happens a lot, and elsewhere. Protest, protest, protest!

“Maricopa County in Arizona looks like a complete STRIP of voter integrity. Also in Detroit (of course!), Pennsylvania, and other places. Hasn’t been included in the fake news media!

Megan Sheetsin 2022 November 9 07:00 a.m


Who will become the true Magus King?

Who will be the true Maga King after tonight’s dust settles? my colleague Andrew Buncombe examines the growing rivalry between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.

“Two clear signs emerged this week of how Trump may feel threatened by the younger, Yale-educated DeSantis,” Andrew writes.

“On Saturday, he tried out the Florida governor’s mean moniker ‘Ron DeSanctimonyus’, something he’s done when he felt threatened by ‘crooked Hillary’ Clinton, ‘little Mark’ Rubio and ‘lying Ted’ Cruz.” …

George Washington University political science professor Todd Belt says when DeSantis refused to commit to a full second term in the debate with Crist, if elected, it underscored the widespread belief that he plans to run for president.

Io Doddsin 2022 November 9 06:09


ICYMI: Trump settles tomato lawsuit

Former President Donald Trump has quietly settled a lawsuit against him by protesters who were allegedly beaten by his private security guards days after he announced his first presidential campaign in 2016.

Attorneys for Mr. Trump and the protesters told NBC News that the case was settled while a jury was being selected in a Brooklyn courtroom.

Attorney Benjamin Dictor, who represented the protesters, said the settlement was an “incredible day” for his clients, whom he described as “lifelong community activists … who stood up for the right to speak on the public sidewalk and litigated.” seven years”.

“The issue has been resolved today on terms that they are very, very happy with,” he added.

Andrius Feinberg has more.

Megan Sheetsin 2022 November 9 05:30 a.m


“These results are a farce”

“These results are a farce,” wrote one poster, The Donald, who models himself as the successor to Reddit’s banned TheDonald board. “There is no rhyme or reason. You don’t get a blast from a Florida county, and you don’t magically cross state lines into the “highly competitive” territory of Georgia.

Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia and New York state have been singled out as hotbeds of alleged fraud (clearly, there is no evidence of widespread election fraud in today’s voting).

“They keep finding votes for Fetterf*** in fake Pennsylvania,” said one user, referring to Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman. “They are 100% going to steal Georgia.” [Raphael] Warnock,” said another.

One user was taken aback by New York State Governor Kathy Hochul’s apparent victory, saying: “There’s no fucking way on God’s green earth. [Kathy] Hochul won…the whole damn King map is red except for three counties.” (Most New York counties are actually Republican, but nearly 43 percent of the state’s population lives in blue New York City. .)

Many users blamed Republicans for squandering the radical energy unleashed by Trump.

“RNC/GOP, McConnell, McCarthy got the results they wanted,” said one. “Tonight was about splitting the party and strangling populism out of the party. And they did. Trump will run, but maybe he shouldn’t after tonight.”

Another said: “Trump has given a winning message to the GOP since 2015. Instead of working with him, they worked against him at every turn. This election has only further proven that they have done more to stop America First candidates than they have. radical Dems did.”

Io Doddsin 2022 November 9 05:06


Don vs. Don

Donald Trump blamed the apparent defeat of the New Hampshire US Senate candidate Don Bolduc because of his lack of zeal for the so-called Big Lie.

“Don Balduc was a very nice guy, but he lost tonight when he reneged on his longstanding position on election fraud in 2020 after a big win in the primary.” (“Primary” appears to be a misspelling of “election”).

“Had he stayed strong and true, he would have won easily. Lessons learned!”

Mr. Bolduc, a former U.S. Army brigadier general, was seen as a potential winner, but is now likely to lose to Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan.

During the Republican primary, Mr. Bolduc falsely claimed that Mr. Trump had won the 2020 election. presidential election, but after winning the nomination, he changed his position.

For anyone wondering, Trump still hasn’t said anything about Ron DeSantis’ Florida win.

Io Doddsin 2022 November 9 04:44


Lindsey Graham says Trump in 2024 will have an advantage

When asked about the burgeoning Don-Ron rivalry NBC News just now Mr. Graham said, “That’s what I think. President Trump, if he announces next week, which I think he will, will have about six months to himself.

“He has the ability to get a wall of money, a [lot] support and close this issue. And if he can’t do that, I think a lot of people will run.

“But he’ll be on shots for four or five months, where he’ll do it to himself, and we’ll see how he does.”

Commenting on the broader Republican performance, which was not as strong as some polls suggested, Mr Graham said: “It’s not really a wave, but I think it’s going to be a very good night.”

Io Doddsin 2022 November 9 04:12 a.m


Trump postpones 2024 announcement by mid-term, despite teasing on the eve of the election

Former President Donald Trump ended hours of rehashing old grievances at a rally for Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance on Monday by not announcing his intention to run for president in 2024.

The twice-impeached former president has not announced his candidacy for the presidency, which is not due for another two years, despite allies and confidants spending much of the day ahead of the 2022 election. spent the midterms fueling rumors and fueling a possible Trump 2024 run. .

One staunch ally of the former president, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, even took to Twitter to urge Trump to pull the trigger on a third presidential election, writing: “Trump should announce tonight.

Read Andrew Feinberg’s full report:

Megan Sheetsin 2022 November 9 04:00


Praise Rubio, but not DeSantis

Trump didn’t seem to mention Ron DeSantis at all in his speech Mar-a-LagoInstead, he praised various other Republican candidates he endorsed.

“You know, JD Vance is now 52-47. We had an incredible rally last night in Ohio,” he said.

“And in Florida, Marco Rubio — we had an incredible rally the night before Marco, and the rain was the worst I’ve ever been in.

(He spent some time describing the “huge buckets of water” and other inclement weather he endured in Florida.)

“But Marco had a fantastic night,” Trump continued. “It’s really amazing.

He praised Katie Britt, who just won the US Senate race in Alabama, and Herschel Walker, who is currently running with incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock in Georgia.

He also gave some praise to the media, saying: “They’re not the nicest people in the world, but they’re great financially… thank you all for being here. Have a good time.” Congratulations, Don.

Io Doddsin 2022 November 9 03:30 a.m


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