Former President Donald Trump cautioned that the nation faces “big trouble” if the U.S. Supreme Court allows states to unilaterally erase him from presidential ballots.
According to The Hill, the 2024 Republican frontrunner made his comments while addressing a Friday rally in Sioux City, Iowa.
Trump told the audience, “I just hope we get fair treatment. Because if we don’t, our country’s in big, big trouble. Does everybody understand what I’m saying?”
Former President Donald Trump is warning there will be "big trouble" for the United States if the Supreme Court doesn't treat him fairly and rule that he's eligible for the 2024 presidential primary ballots. https://t.co/FzZhxOvhQf
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Radical leftists will undoubtedly claim that the 45th president threatened the peace of the Republic, but nothing could be further from the truth. Trump warned of the obvious danger of allowing a political party to erase opposing candidates from voters’ choices without a shred of due process.
Earlier on Friday, the Supreme Court announced it will hear the case originating from Colorado’s unprecedented stripping of Trump from the state’s primary ballot. The state’s high court used the unproven and even uncharged accusation of “insurrection” to justify its action.
This has never been done in the history of contentious U.S. presidential elections.
Trump further acknowledged to the Iowa crowd that Democrats are attempting to ramp up pressure on the Supreme Court. They repeatedly note that three of the high court justices are appointees of the 45th president as if that fact alone will sway their ruling.
As Trump said, “They’re saying, ‘Oh, Trump owns the Supreme Court, he owns it. He owns it. If they make a decision for him, it will be terrible. It’ll ruin their reputations…If they rule in his favor, it will be horrible for them. And we’ll protest at their houses.’”
The GOP frontrunner pointed to the obvious fact that such statements put pressure on the jurists “to do the wrong thing.”
He compared Democratic complaining to famed college basketball coach Bobby Knight and his antics for swaying referees to make calls in his teams’ favor.
Both the decisions by the Colorado Supreme Court and Maine’s secretary of state are on hold pending the high court’s ruling.
Each made the feeble argument that Trump somehow engaged in “insurrection” during the Jan. 6 demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol. This is despite the lack of charges on any violation of Sec. 3 of the 14th Amendment.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling will almost certainly settle the issue across the nation, even as Democrats attempt to derail Trump’s candidacy through multiple backhanded means.