Trump Claims ‘I’m Not a Terrorist’ as He Brutally Attacks New York Attorney General – Live

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Former President Donald Trump Claims He Can Declassify Top Secret Documents Just Thinking About It

Donald Trump took the stage Friday for his final campaign-style rally of 2022, this time in Wilmington, North Carolina.

During the speech, he attacked New York Attorney General Letitia James, who filed a $250 million lawsuit against Mr. Trump and his company over a host of alleged fraudulent business practices. He also fired back at Joe Biden for equating the MAGA movement with domestic extremism.

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Prior to the rally, Mr Trump appeared to be falling further into QAnon’s world after reposting a video on his own Truth Social network featuring images and slogans related to the fringe conspiracy.

Scenes including a US Capitol building with lightning bolts and the words “It’s getting biblical,” as well as the phrase “prepare for the storm,” were featured below the images along with “Q” symbols. Mr Trump has previously denied knowledge of the conspiracy, despite many of his supporters and Capitol rioters being associated with it.

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In other news, Mr. Trump’s attorneys have been ordered to somehow say whether they really believe the FBI has placed incriminating evidence in the documents seized from Mr. Trump’s home — or that the former president is just bluffing to save face.

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Trump refers to murder of Cayler Ellingson in North Carolina speech

Donald Trump’s speech in North Carolina briefly mentioned Cayler Ellingson, a North Dakota teenager who was murdered in September during a political argument.

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Here’s our report on what happened, courtesy of Shweta Sharma.

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Trump says he is ‘not a terrorist’ before warning of ‘great anger’ in US over criminal investigations

Former President Donald Trump scoffed at the suggestion that he and his supporters are dangerous at his most recent political rally in North Carolina on Friday, in response to President Biden’s recent pro-democracy speech in which he criticized the Maga movement as extreme.

Mr. Trump, who is the subject of multiple criminal investigations in Washington DC and Georgia, accused the Biden administration of taking FBI resources “from fighting crime and using them for partisan political investigations” in hopes of ” false labeling”[ing]’ his ‘Make America Great Again’ movement.

“They want to call us domestic terrorists,” Trump told the crowd. “Can you believe it? I am not a terrorist.”

Furthermore, Trump said there is now “great anger” in the US because of the multiple investigations into his conduct and the behavior of his supporters, as well as the FBI’s continued efforts to bring to justice anyone who has broken laws during the Jan. 6, 2021. bring. riots he caused.

Andrew Feinberg has the whole story.

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Donald Trump tells crowd America is ‘not great anymore’

In classic fashion, Donald Trump wavers in this rally between inflated claims of his perfect White House record and apocalyptic predictions that America is dying.

“For some reason, it’s just not great anymore,” Trump said of America at his rally in North Carolina on Friday.

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Donald Trump repeats false claims that the death penalty for dealers will stop drug crime

Donald Trump continues to advocate for a death penalty for drug dealers, backing up his proposal with false claims that such a policy would dramatically reduce crime.

“If you carry out the death penalty for drug dealers, you will immediately reduce crime in this country by more than 80 percent,” Trump told the North Carolina crowd on Friday.

As Alex Woodward and Josh Marcus reported for TSWTNot only is this not true, but it goes against Trump’s own previous criminal law bills.

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Trump opens meeting with gross insults against New York attorney general after she charges him

Former President Donald Trump was less than 10 minutes into his comments at a rally designed to boost Republican candidates in North Carolina when he turned his attention to a candidate set to appear on a ballot 437 miles away in the state. that he once called home.

Rather than glorify the virtue of the GOP ticket in this year’s midterm elections, the twice-indicted ex-president began a protracted diatribe over the New York State Attorney General who filed a $250 million lawsuit against him, his three oldest children and a host of companies, organizations and individuals involved in his eponymous real estate and licensing business, following a three-year civil investigation into fraud allegations.

“There is no better example of the left’s chilling obsession with targeting political opponents than the baseless, abusive and depraved lawsuit against me, my family, my company, by the racist New York State Attorney General. Leticia ‘Peekaboo’ James,” said Mr. Trump, using a bizarre and as yet unexplained nickname for the Empire State’s chief law enforcement officer.

Read Andrew Feinbergthe full report.

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Donald Trump insists he’s not a ‘terrorist’ in oblique response to Biden’s speech

Donald Trump took a belated jab at Joe Biden during his North Carolina speech on Friday.

“They want to call us domestic terrorists,” Trump told the crowd. “Can you believe it? I am not a terrorist.”

The comment was a clear response to Biden’s high-profile speech earlier this month in which he described the Make America Great Again movement as a form of extremism.

“Too much of what is happening in our country today is not normal,” Biden said during a speech in Philadelphia, adding that the man he defeated nearly two years ago — former President Donald Trump — and his “Maga Republican” allies “an extremism that threatens the foundations of our republic”.

Mr. Biden stressed that “not every Republican” endorses the “extreme ideology” of Mr. Trump and his followers, but warned that the GOP today is largely “dominated, driven and intimidated” by Mr. Trump and “the Maga Republicans.” Referring to Mr Trump’s slogan and his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”.

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Donald Trump encourages GOP turnout in November as he continues election failure

Donald Trump sounds a little different from previous rallies.

Make no mistake, he still falsely claims that he won the 2020 election.

“I have run twice. I won twice and got many millions more votes,” said the North Carolina crowd.

But he also encourages GOP voters to come in November.

“You have to vote Republican” in “overwhelming numbers,” Trump said at the rally.

“We have to flood them,” he continued. “The best way we can prevent them from cheating – because they are cheaters, dirty rotten cheaters – is to flood them.”

Earlier, during the 2020 election, he angered top Republicans by telling voters not to meddle in Georgia’s tight race in the Senate, where a few Democrats won.

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Trump denounces ‘racist’ New York attorney general’s lawsuit

Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump is hammering New York Attorney General Letitia James for the massive fraud case she filed this week against the former president and the Trump Organization.

He told the crowd at a Friday rally in North Carolina that the suit of “this mad radical madman James” was “racist” and a “appalling and malicious abuse of power”.

“There has never been a president who has gone through the mess I’ve been through,” Trump lamented during his speech.

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Donald Trump takes the stage in North Carolina

The former president has taken the stage after a long wait for his Friday meeting in Wilmington, North Carolina.

We’re following all the latest from his campaign-style speech.

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Trump’s Weird Theory About Biden and ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Before Donald Trump’s rally in North Carolina on Friday, he performed a song from the musical ghost of the opera for the crowd.

The former president has a deep, somewhat strange attachment to the Broadway show.

He even thinks the recent shutdown has to do with the Biden administration.

Andrew Feinberg has more.

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