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Defeat for Donald Trump and the Republicans: The following lawsuit is dropped – Prudent Press Agency
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The Supreme Court filed another lawsuit for alleged electoral fraud. A bitter disappointment for Donald Trump and his supporters.
WASHINGTON, DC Once again, former President Donald Trump and his comrades in arms are suffering a bitter defeat. The US Supreme Court annulled another attempt to challenge the 2020 US elections. This time, many Republicans have tried to criticize changes in the elections in the so-called swing state of Pennsylvania. In 2016, Democrats lost that state to Donald Trump and his Republican party. In 2020, the 20th electorate again went to rival Joe Biden and the Democrats.
Republican Jim Bonnet and four voters believe that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has exceeded its powers by extending voting deadlines due to the coronavirus pandemic. With this progress, the critics had already failed in the United States Third Court of Appeals. They have now asked the Supreme Court to overturn the decision of the Court of Appeal. In addition, the court should decide that the swing states supreme court acted outside its jurisdiction when it changed the election rules, CNN reports.
The Supreme Court refused to hear the case. Republican supporters of Donald Trump again fail in their allegations of election fraud. However, it has been repeated tirelessly since election time in the United States. Although Joe Biden won the election with nearly 82,000 votes in Pennsylvania, Trump invited some of the dignitaries of the Pennsylvania legislature to the White House after the election, speaking openly to them about widespread election fraud.
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But not just in Pennsylvania, but in many other states, Donald Trump and his colleagues smell election fraud at home. Most recently, Trump and his team led by Rudy Giuliani went to the Supreme Court against the Wisconsin Election Commission. More than 221,000 ballot papers were questioned, which was counted solely due to rulings related to the Coronavirus. But it is precisely these provisions that make it possible to circumvent the limitation. The Supreme Court dismissed the case. Previously, a Texas state complaint against election results failed in the swing states of Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. (Sophia Luther)
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The spray tan is gone, and the suntan is on. The bleached highlights are out, and the gray is growing in.
Some of former President Donald Trump's extra weight is off, too, thanks to better eating habits and a near-religious regimen of daily golf in the Florida sunshine.
"He has lost 15 pounds since he left the White House," said one Trump advisor who spoke with the former president about his health recently.
The advisor added, "The secret to his success is a little bit of golf and a whole lot of endorsements" a reference to the stamps of political approval that the former president has recently bestowed on a string of supportive Republicans.
The weight loss is no small feat for a 74-year-old man whose June physical-exam report pegged his poundage at 244 over the clinical threshold for obesity.
Other advisors who have met recently with Trump told Insider the former president looks happier, healthier, and even svelte relatively speaking since leaving Washington in January under the cloud of a second impeachment trial.
"He was eating all those M&M's on [Air Force One] all the time," said one advisor who's watched Trump trim down since leaving Washington. "He's a big man with a big frame, and he's lost a lot of weight. I can't tell you how much, but it's a lot. You can see it in his suits."
A former advisor, who met with Trump last week during a spate of dinner meetings and fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago, said Trump looked like he had lost 20 pounds.
"When I saw him, he looked healthier and in better physical condition than I had seen him in a long time," said a third advisor who visited Trump recently.
A slimmer Trump has Republicans wondering if the former president is already plotting a serious run for the White House again in 2024 something he and his advisors continue to mull, with little impetus to make a firm decision before the 2022 elections.
"I think there's an extra 10% to 15% chance he runs if he lost 20 pounds," one veteran Republican strategist told Insider.
None of the advisors or Republican strategists who spoke with Insider for this story said that Trump had surgery or other special weight-loss procedures to lose the weight. They attributed the weight loss to golf, regular meals, and Florida sunshine. (The advisors did not say, to a pound, how much Trump now weighs.)
President Donald Trump prior to his Marine One departure from the South Lawn of the White House on July 29. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Trump has closely guarded details about his health for years.
He routinely projected strength and vitality as a businessman and entertainer, even grappling on the ground with Vince McMahon the husband of Linda McMahon, who went on to head Trump's Small Business Administration during a World Wrestling Entertainment show in 2007. He's also harbored unconventional views about exercise.
Even as Trump and his former physicians promised he was a paragon of health, Trump's own aides detailed a junk-food diet that would give almost anyone the dreaded COVID-15.
Throughout the 2016 campaign, his aides rushed to grocery stores to pick up Oreos, Diet Cokes, and other junk food. As he lived the campaign life, he packed on the pounds like many other veterans of presidential slogs.
Trump's semi-official McDonald's order of two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, and a chocolate milkshake rivaled the menu of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.
But the official word from Trump's doctors was that he remained in peak physical condition.
In 2016, Trump's former physician, Harold Bornstein, drafted a doctor's note attesting to Trump's "extraordinary" physical condition. The note didn't sound as though it had been written by a physician, and two years later, Bornstein said that Trump had dictated the note to him and that he had falsely claimed it as his own.
In January 2018, the White House physician at the time, Ronny Jackson, delivered a positively glowing assessment of Trump's health. A few months later, Trump nominated Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. And when Jackson ran for Congress last year, Trump supported his bid.
Trump has stoked fears about his health before. His halting walk down a ramp last June and his awkwardness taking drinks of water led to extensive questions about his health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It also led reporters and others to recall the many unsubstantiated attacks Trump launched against his 2016 presidential opponents, such as mocking Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida for drinking water awkwardly and insinuating that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was hiding a disease or ailment.
And after playing with fire throughout the pandemic, such as attending campaign events with few safety protocols and turning the White House itself into a coronavirus hot spot, Trump eventually caught the coronavirus himself.
Trump was hospitalized and almost placed on a ventilator, despite assurances his symptoms were mild.
Trump left Washington three months ago under a truly historic cloud of darkness.
His January 6 rally, during which he pushed the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him, spurred many of his supporters there to attack the Capitol while members of Congress certified electoral votes that declared Democrat Joe Biden president.
A week later, the Democrat-led House impeached Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting the January 6 attack. Detractors said Trump had become hazardous to the health of democracy.
On January 20, Trump left Washington at a sparsely attended and decidedly low-energy ceremony at Joint Base Andrews.
But if there is a silver lining for Trump, it's that leaving Washington gave him some rest and something close to normalcy.
Trump has been golfing even more than when he was president, a stark tally that The Washington Post counted as 261 rounds played over his four years in office.
Trump's sense of humor, meanwhile, has emerged in a way that was rarely present in the White House, advisors told Insider.
Advisors also said Trump's forced departure from Twitter and Facebook, immediately after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, has eased his mind and curbed his middle-of-the-night tweet rages.
"The president is feeling great, Mar-a-Lago guests frequently comment about how good he's looking over these last couple of months, and he feels great as well," said the advisor who spoke with Trump recently about his health. "I think there's something to be said about no longer having the weight of the free world on your shoulders."
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Forbes magazine estimated former President Trump's wealth fell from $3.5 billion to $2.4 billion. moving him from 1,001st place to 1,299th. Wochit
WASHINGTONDonald Trump continued Monday totease another presidential campaign in 2024, saying he is studying the idea but declining to make a commitment one way or another.
"I am looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously," Trump told Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel. "From a legal standpoint, I don't want to really talk about it yet, it's a little too soon."
Trump, who plans to inject himself into Republican primaries in 2022 congressional elections, did not elaborate on what the "legal standpoint" is, nor did he indicatehow long he will take to make a decision.
At the end of the hourlong interview, Hannity told Trump: "It sounds like youre running. It sounds like you havent lost any engagement."
The former president's political futurecould be determined by legal action; he isunder investigation in New York over past financial financial dealings. Prosecutors in Georgia are also looking atTrump over his efforts to pressure state officials into overturning his 2020 election loss in that state to President Joe Biden.
Trump's plans are the subject of the biggest guessing game in the Republican Party, particularly by people whoappear to be planning their own presidential campaigns.
That group that includes Florida Gov, Ron DeSantis, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and ex-Vice President Mike Pence.
Donald Trump went beyond "New York bluster," Boehner says.(Photo: Kelsey Kremer, The Register / USA TODAY Network)
In the meantime, Trump plans to get involved in congressional and state elections, including Republican primaries that could split the party ahead of general election races against Democrats.
Asked what he will do for his preferred Republican candidates, Trump said: "If they need a rally, well do a rally. Well do calls. Well do all sorts of things."
Trump and his supporters are targeting Republicans who backed impeachment over the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol or otherwisecriticized his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss to Biden.
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Fox billed the Hannity interview as "Trumps first on-camera television interview since leaving the White House." On previous occasions, Trump has spoken to media outlets by phone.
The interview was taped at Mar-a-Lago, Trump's estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
The interview aired nine days after Trump addressed a retreat of Republican donors, pushing his agenda while condemning Republicans who disagreed with him, His hit list included Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Pence, his former vice president.
The interview with Hannity featured familiar arguments from the ex-president.
Trumpagain made false claims about election fraud in his loss to Biden. He also attacked the president and his administration on issues such as the border, vaccine distribution and Iran.
As for the 2022 congressional elections,Trump repeated his claim that Republican candidate must follow his "America First" agenda, and that his endorsement is essential to victory.
"If you want to win and win big, you have to do that," Trump said. "You have to do it.
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Taiwan electronics manufacturer Foxconn is drastically scaling back a planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, confirming its retreat from a project that former U.S. President Donald Trump once called "the eighth wonder of the world."
Under a deal with the state of Wisconsin announced on Tuesday, Foxconn will reduce its planned investment to $672 million from $10 billion and cut the number of new jobs to 1,454 from 13,000.
The Foxconn-Wisconsin deal was first announced to great fanfare at the White House in July 2017, with Trump boasting of it as an example of how his "America first" agenda could revive U.S. tech manufacturing.
For Foxconn, the investment promise was an opportunity for its charismatic founder and then-chairman, Terry Gou, to build goodwill at a moment when Trump's trade policies threatened the company's cash cow: building Apple Inc's iPhones in China for export to America.
Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronic devices, proposed a 20-million-square-foot manufacturing campus in Wisconsin that would have been the largest investment in U.S. history for a new location by a foreign-based company.
It was supposed to build cutting-edge flat-panel display screens for TVs and other devices and instantly establish Wisconsin as a destination for tech firms.
But industry executives, including some at Foxconn, were highly skeptical of the plan from the start, pointing out that none of the crucial suppliers needed for flat-panel display production were located anywhere near Wisconsin.
The plan faced local opposition too, with critics denouncing a taxpayer giveaway to a foreign company and provisions of the deal that granted extensive water rights and allowed for the acquisition and demolition of houses through eminent domain.
As of 2019, the village where the plant is located had paid just over $152 million for 132 properties to make way for Foxconn, plus $7.9 million in relocation costs, according to village records obtained by Wisconsin Public Radio and analyzed by Wisconsin Watch.
Foxconn, formally called Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, said the new agreement gives it "flexibility to pursue business opportunities in response to changing global market conditions." The company said "original projections used during negotiations in 2017 have at this time changed due to unanticipated market fluctuations."
After abandoning its plans for advanced displays, Foxconn later said it would build smaller, earlier-generation displays in Wisconsin, but that plan never came to fruition either. (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-foxconn-wisconsin-exclusive/exclusive-foxconn-reconsidering-plans-to-make-lcd-panels-at-wisconsin-plant-idUSKCN1PO0FV)
Prior to Tuesday's announcement, Foxconn Chairman Liu Young-way told reporters in Taipei that the company currently makes servers, communications technology products and medical devices in Wisconsin, adding that electric vehicles (EVs) have a "promising future" there. He did not elaborate.
Liu had previously said the infrastructure was there in Wisconsin to make EVs because of its proximity to the traditional heartland of U.S. automaking, but the company could also could decide on Mexico.
Hon Hai shares fell as much as 1.6% on Wednesday morning, underperforming the broader Taiwan market which was down 0.7%.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said the new agreement will save Wisconsin taxpayers "a total of $2.77 billion compared to the previous contract, maintain accountability measures requiring job creation to receive incentives, and protect hundreds of millions of dollars in local and state infrastructure investments made in support of the project."
Evers said under the deal negotiated between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Foxconn, the Taiwan company is eligible to receive up to $80 million in performance-based tax credits over six years if it meets employment and capital investment targets. He stressed that the incentives were in line with those available to any company.
The state will reduce the tax credits authorized for the project to $80 million from $2.85 billion.
The original Wisconsin package also included local tax incentives and road and highway investments by state and local governments, which brought total taxpayer-funded subsidies to more than $4 billion.
Foxconn noted that since 2017, it has invested $900 million in Wisconsin, including several different facilities in the state.
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Former attorney general William Barr is joining the pack of ex-Trump officials looking to capitalize on the controversies that turned them into household names. Three sources told Politico on Monday that Barr recently sold a book about his time running Donald Trumps Justice Department. One of the people familiar with the deal added that Barr has started work on it in the last two months; it will be his first book.
After fleeing the coop, many former Trump officials see the publishing world as a logical next step. But not all of them are receiving a friendly welcome there. Given that Barr ended his reign on bad terms, refusing to go along with the former presidents election-fraud claims, hes a more eligible candidate than some of his more loyal cohortsnever mind his months and months of loyal stoogedom before that. I think [publishers] try to draw a line between those who are operating in reality or got off the train before it crashed and those who are living in Trumpworld in an alternative reality, one person familiar with the industry told Politico.Its going to be tough to publish a lot of Trump administration officials.
For instance, Trump trade adviser Peter Navarros initial attempts to sell a book were reportedly shot down, though Navarro was seen as a kook before this, so its not as if Peter Navarro would have an easy time selling a book prior to the administration, another source told the outlet. Interest in a possible Jared Kushner tome is mixed, which may speak to his lack of currency with his father-in-laws base. I dont think he has a lot of credibility with the MAGA audience, which is where you need these books to sell like hotcakes, said one publishing company employee who expressed disinterest in Kushners book pitch. And then trying to publish it as liberal torture porn is not going to work either.
One issue hopeful authors are being forced to confront: the diminishing returns of books tied in any way to the former president. A number of Trumpworld insiders have already inked successful deals: Earlier this month, former vice president Mike Pence accepted a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster reportedly worth an estimated $3 million to $4 million, making him the senior-most ex-Trump official to cash in so far. Kellyanne Conway is reportedly in the process of authoring a salacious, first-person Trump-era memoir complete with behind-the-scenes gossip, presumably sucking much of the air out of the proverbial room. Politico also reported that Trump Supreme Court pick Justice Amy Coney Barrett netted a $2 million advance to unironically author a book on why judges must remain unbiased. There will only be a few more big books from the administration that succeed, a publishing source told Politico. I think Trump is fading much quicker from the national consciousness than people were banking on.
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I would like to know why Donald Trump still is acting like he has any power in our government.
The last two years, he showed his true colors. He listened to no one in regard to his actions. He surrounded himself with only those who agreed with him. Anyone who showed concern with what he was doing wrong, he fired. He took this country back 50 years. The man is dangerous. He walked right up to the line in his policies. He appealed to conspiracy theories. He lied about what he did not want the American people to know about. He withheld information that would make him look bad. You tell a lie often enough and loud enough, and eventually, some people are going to start believing it.
This is his legacy. All Trump really wants is to be remembered as being important. So if he has to totally deconstruct the United States to get his name into the history books, this is what he will do. He does nothing for the good of this country. It's all about "Hey, you're going to be remembering me forever." It's all ego with him. The man is scary.
Look around, people. Stand as Americans. We all have family and friends who fought and died to have this dream. Do not let one small-minded man take it from us.
Janice Warner, Dellroy
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Donald Trump had imposed a ban on travel from several Muslim countries including Iran
Former US President Donald Trump has urged his successor Joe Biden to reinstate the travel ban on certain Muslim countries in order to keep the country safe from "radical Islamic terrorism".
"If Joe Biden wants to keep our country safe from radical Islamic terrorism, he should reinstitute the foreign country travel ban and all of the vetting requirements on those seeking admission that go with it, along with the refugee restrictions I successfully put in place," Trump said in a statement on Monday.
"Terrorists operate all over the world and recruit online. To keep terrorism and extremism out of our country, we need to have smart, commonsense rules in place so we don't repeat the many immigration mistakes made by Europe - and the USA prior to 'Trump''," said the former US president.
Trump had imposed a ban on travel from several Muslim countries including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. However, Biden lifted the ban after assuming office.
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Former President Donald Trump is slamming President Biden for ending U.S. involvement in Afghanistan on Sept. 11, saying that solemn anniversary should be devoted to the nearly 3,000 great souls lost in the terrorist attacks.
September 11th represents a very sad event and period for our Country and should remain a day of reflection and remembrance honoring those great souls we lost, Trump said, adding that a withdrawal on any other day is a wonderful and positive thing to do.
Debra Burlingame, who lost her brother in the 9/11 attacks, said she agrees with Trump wholeheartedly.
Strategically, its very foolish to withdraw on Sept. 11, she told the Herald. Its going to be used by the jihadists as a recruiting poster.
Burlingame said its tone-deaf to begin with, adding she wonders if a 25-year-old White House aide who was just a kid on 9/11 cooked up the idea.
You have to withdraw, but to do it on Sept. 11 is feckless, she added. Hes not thinking like the enemy thinks.
Burlingames brother Charles Chic Burlingame III was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 that was hijacked out of Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., and flown into the Pentagon on 9/11.
It hit about an hour after both American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 both out of Logan International Airport in Boston slammed into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan 18 minutes apart beginning at 8:45 a.m.
The last hijacked plane, Flight 93, crashed in Shanksville, Pa., after heroic passengers rushed the cabin and took control crashing the jet. Forty passengers and crew perished.
Lets roll, was the rallying cry of the Flight 93 heroes that day. They probably saved the U.S. Capitol and changed the dynamic that has lasted two decades.
The 9/11 attacks killed 2,997 people including343 firefighters, 23 New York City police officers, 37 Port Authority officers and 55 military personnel.
Trump said Sunday that should be the focus this 9/11 the twentieth anniversary.
I wish Joe Biden wouldnt use September 11th as the date to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan we can and should get out earlier. Nineteen years is enough, in fact, far too much and way too long, Trump said in a statement from his 45 Office email.
He added: I made early withdraw possible by already pulling much of our billions of dollars of equipment out and, more importantly, reducing our military presence to less than 2,000 troops from the 16,000 level that was there likewise in Iraq, and zero troops in Syria except for the area where we KEPT THE OIL.
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Within the first few hours of a 48-hour livestream to cut the digital ribbon on his free speech-focused social media platform, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell got hit with two prank callers.
The first claimed to be a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. The other was Donald Trump.
We have the president here, our real president, everyone, Mr Lindell said on Monday. Hello, Mr. President.
It was not the voice on the other end of the line shouted something incoherently, then bitches.
You see what theyre doing? Mr Lindell said. Theyre attacking us.
Mr Lindell suspended from social media companies for pushing election disinformation and the subject of a $1.3bn defamation lawsuit for amplifying voter fraud conspiracies repeatedly insisted on Monday that his newly launched website, the power grid and free speech itself were under attack from an unnamed they trying to take him offline.
That was an attack this is what these attack groups are doing, he said after another crank call from someone claiming to be a Wall Street Journal reporter.
After the Trump prank, he claimed that they are hacking into our phones.
Later that evening, the livestream went offline during an interview with right-wing conspiracy theorist Dinesh DSouza. When the website came back online, he claimed it was under a massive attack.
The website, Frank, was set to launch last week for users who entered their phone numbers to receive a code to gain VIP access, which has been delayed since Thursday. On Monday morning, he started a two-day Frank-a-thon to introduce the site, which was still not accessible for users to register a profile or post.
Franks livestream included right-wing personalities and other Trump allies, including Alan Dershowitz, Steve Bannon, Ben Carson, Scott Baio, Ted Nugent and Michael Flynn, reviving a flood of 2020 election conspiracies that have forced Mr Lindell off the air and off social media networks elsewhere.
He also announced on Monday that MyPillow is suing Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6bn, claiming that its employees live in fear and have been threatened because of Dominions illegal campaign of intimidation after suing Mr Lindell for defamation.
Mr Lindell insisted the lawsuit is not a countermeasure for the lawsuit against him, but the MyPillow suit explicitly says it intends to remedy the grave harm that has been suffered by MyPillow as a result of Dominions suppression of speech and attacks on the company.
In a statement to The Independent, Dominion legal counsel Stephen Shackelford of Susman Godfrey LLP said: This is a meritless retaliatory lawsuit filed by MyPillow to try to distract from the harm it caused to Dominion.
The former presidents legal team, his Justice Department, the FBI and elections officials across the US have not found or presented any evidence of widespread voter fraud. Audits of vote counts in several states that Mr Trump challenged in the wake of the 2020 presidential election confirmed the outcomes.
Mr Lindell who produced the two-hour documentary Absolute Proof to push debunked conspiracies said his new website will dump mountains of evidence every day about voter fraud and manipulation.
Right-wing cable network One American News Network aired the production with a 90-second disclaimer that Mr Lindell bought the airtime and does not adopt or endorse any statements or opinions regarding Dominion and other companies, lawmakers and elections officials named in the production.
Mr Lindell claims that algorithms disrupted a vote count that was manipulated by Dominion and election technology company Smartmatic to rig the results for Joe Biden. (Smartmatic has also sued Fox News and three anchors for more than $2bn for promoting similar claims.)
Election fraud conspiracies embraced by the former president have fuelled the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January and prompted federal law enforcement to issue warnings that ideologically motivated violent extremists motivated by perceived grievances fueled by false narratives could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence in the US.
Voting right groups have also warned that the big lie of election fraud has also propelled dozens of GOP-backed attempts in nearly every state across the US to restrict ballot access.
On Mondays livestream, Mr Lindell and his guests spent hours claiming they are victims of a censorship campaign that undermines the First Amendment while they attacked journalists for publishing updates about the livestream and lawsuit.
Youre as much to blame for whats happening to our country than anybody, he said.
Frank what Mr Lindell describes as a combination of Twitter and YouTube will not allow users to post swear words, porn, death threats or taking Gods name in vain, he announced last week.
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