Trump’s Warning To Supreme Court
During a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Friday, former President Donald Trump expressed concerns about receiving fair treatment from the Supreme Court regarding his eligibility for the 2024 presidential primary ballots. Trump warned of severe consequences for the United States if the court does not rule in his favor.
“I just hope we get fair treatment,” Trump stated, emphasizing the potential dire consequences for the country if fairness is not upheld. He addressed the crowd, asking if they understood the gravity of the situation.
The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would hear Trump’s case, which originated from the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to exclude him from the state’s primary ballot due to allegations of attempting to overturn the 2020 election results.
Remaining in Iowa on Saturday, Trump planned events in Newton and Clinton. He highlighted his presence in the state by holding commit-to-caucus events in various locations, including the northwestern corner bordering South Dakota and north-central Mason City.
Trump also claimed that Democrats were casting doubt on the Supreme Court because of his appointment of three justices, suggesting that this pressure could influence their decisions. He mentioned the notion that he “owns” the Supreme Court and predicted potential protests if the court ruled in his favor.
Trump criticized the impact of such pressure, likening it to the controversial tactics of Bobby Knight, the late basketball coach known for confrontations with referees. In Colorado, the justices cited the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment in disqualifying Trump from the state’s ballot due to his actions during the Capitol protests on January 6, 2021.
Similar challenges to Trump’s eligibility are being discussed in more than a dozen states, with the possibility that a Supreme Court ruling in his favor could resolve disputes about his qualification for the ballots.