Joe Biden he is a “cheater” and a “scoundrel” but “throughout his life he has always managed to convince others that he is a good guy”. It’s the last one attack by Donald Trump. In an interview with Breibart, the former president says he “cannot believe” that Biden will win the Democratic nomination for the White House given his age. «If you compare him to 15 or 20 years ago he is no longer the same person. He can’t speak, can’t put two sentences together. I can’t believe he will win the nomination,” Trump observes.
Meanwhile, Trump is sharpening his weapons and prepares appeals against decisions to disqualify him from the 2024 Republican primaries. The former president will turn to the Supreme Court for Colorado’s rejection and to state courts for Maine’s rejection. Moves intended to put the spotlight on the American High Court, on which pressure is mounting to decide quickly so that there is certainty for Super Tuesday on March 5. The decisions in Colorado and Maine continue to animate the political debate. Many believe the disqualification based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment is correct, while others believe that Trump’s removal from the primaries is only a favor to the former president, allowing him to play his preferred role of victim and martyr. The risk – according to critics – is also that of eroding trust in American elections, discouraging voters who see their right to choose between candidates taken away. Maine Secretary Shenna Bellows, who disqualified Trump, vigorously defends her decision which, she assures, was not influenced by her (Democratic) political affiliation. “My only consideration was the constitution and the law,” she repeats to the American media. She bellows admits that she has received many threats since she made that decision: “My safety is important as is that of those who work with me and who have received threatening messages.”
For the former president, the disqualification of Maine – which has four electoral votes – has significant weight and could be, in the event of a head-to-head battle for 2024, decisive. The former president in fact lost in Colorado in 2020 while he won in Maine. The Supreme Court has never examined the merits of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, an obscure 1868 law that bars public officials sworn to uphold the Constitution from holding future office if involved in an “insurrection” or “riot” against the Constitution. itself. For Colorado and Maine, Trump, with his role in the January 6 Capitol Hill attack, was involved in an ‘insurrection’ and therefore cannot be included in the presidential primaries. It is therefore up to the wise men to decide whether Trump is electable or not, and to do so as quickly as possible. The Colorado Republicans who asked the Supreme Court to overturn the state’s decision explained that it would be appropriate to clarify by February 11, the day before the ballots are sent by mail. Trump’s collaborators are convinced that the high court with a conservative majority will rule in favor of the former president. The tycoon – according to rumors – instead fears that in order not to appear too politicized the three wise men he has appointed (Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amie Comey Barrett) will vote against him, dealing a fatal blow to his electoral campaign.