Confused Donald Trump Seems To Think He’s Up Against Obama Again
Former President Donald Trump is hoping to be the president once more. The business mogul was the first Republican candidate
Former President Donald Trump is hoping to be the president once more. The business mogul was the first Republican candidate to throw his hat into the ring for a variety of reasons. But since then, his campaign has lurched from disaster to disaster as multiple state and federal indictments have dogged the former prez.
With the strain of a third presidential race and the weight of the dozens of criminal charges, it’s not surprising that Trump is a little exhausted. And maybe even a little confused. In a speech over the weekend, the former president seemed to suggest that he thinks he’s still competing against former President Barack Obama, who finished his second term in 2016.
Trump Must Zip His Lips Over Election Interference Case
Right now, former President Donald Trump needs a win more than anything. Trump is facing a mountain of criminal charges. And an uphill battle against campaign financing woes which are stacking up as fast as his legal headaches. While the former President has been able to fundraise effectively off his indictments, they may not be able to keep up with his mounting legal bills.
Unfortunately for Trump, he did not score a win over the weekend. Special counsel Jack Smith requested a limited gag order from a federal judge in response to concerns over threats made against individuals targeted by Trump. The order has not yet been granted, but it seems likely that it would be. After all, Trump’s own history works against him. In the past, he has openly mocked, threatened, and insulted people who are facing him down in criminal and civil court cases.
With so much at stake, Trump is eager to go for the jugular with anyone who could potentially weaken his stance in the election interference case. As a result, Smith is seeking to narrowly limit what Trump can say and to whom about the upcoming case. Prosecutors wrote in court filings, “Since the grand jury returned an indictment in this case, the defendant has repeatedly and widely disseminated public statements attacking the citizens of the District of Columbia, the Court, prosecutors, and prospective witnesses.” They added, “Through his statements, the defendant threatens to undermine the integrity of these proceedings and prejudice the jury pool.”
It’s unclear what sanctions Trump would face if he violated the proposed gag order. But the mere suggestion of one has inflamed his rage. The former President posted on Truth Social, “They Leak, Lie, & Sue, & they won’t allow me to SPEAK.” A decision on the order is expected soon.
Confused Donald Trump Seems To Think He’s Running Against Obama Again
With everything swirling around in his head, former President Donald Trump seems a little befuddled by recent events.
On Friday, September 15, Trump spoke before the Pray Vote Stand Summit in Washington, D.C. There, he seemed to suggest that he was beating former President Barack Obama in the presidential polls. He told the audience, “As you know, Crooked Joe Biden and the radical left thugs who have weaponized law enforcement to arrest their leading political opponent, leading by a lot, including Obama.” Trump continued, “I’ll tell you. You take a look at Obama and take a look at some of the things that he’s done. This is the same thing. The country is very divided and we did– With Obama, we won an election that everyone said couldn’t be won.”
It seems that Trump realized his mistake quickly and tried to correct it. But Trump is already facing criticism that both he and his opponent, Joe Biden, are too old for the job. Biden is 80 years old, and Trump is 77 years old. Any time one of them makes a gaffe during a speech or seems confused, it’s fodder for both critics and the media. And it’s exactly the kind of talk that Donald Trump can’t afford as he tries to bill himself as a younger, fitter, sharper candidate.