Posted 17 days ago
Former President Trump said he is a "believer" in the United States and a "believer" in the Supreme Court after it heard arguments in Colorado’s effort to remove him from the 2024 ballot in the state.
Trump told reporters Thursday that it would be "tough" to rule against him based on his poll numbers, but maintained that he is "leaving it up to" the high court.
The U. S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical of Colorado's argument that Trump should be removed from the state ballot for "insurrection" related to the 2020 election and the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riots.
The court is considering for the first time the meaning and reach of Section 3 of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which bars former officeholders who "engaged in insurrection" from holding public office again.
Trump has never been charged with inciting insurrection.
"I just finished watching the Supreme Court… It’s unfortunate that we have to go through a thing like that," Trump said during a news conference at Mar-a-Lago after oral arguments concluded. "I consider it to be more election interference by the Democrats – that’s what they’re doing."
Trump added that "the good news is, we’re leading virtually in every poll."
The former president and 2024 Republican frontrunner said he felt the Supreme Court’s proceeding Thursday was "a very beautiful process."
"I hope that democracy in this country will continue, because right now we have a very, very tough situation," Trump said. "And with all of the radical left ideas with the weaponization of politics, they weaponized it like it's never been weaponized before."
Trump said that "every single" case against him is "a phony hoax."
"It's a disgrace that this country, that they work together with the Justice Department and the White House and not supposed to do that," Trump said. "Every one of these cases you see comes out of the White House. It comes out of Biden. It's election interference, and it's really very sad."
Trump said he feels his defense at the Supreme Court was "a very good one."
"I think it was well received. I hope it was well received," he said. "You have millions of people that are out there wanting to vote, and they happen to want to vote for me. The Republican Party, whatever you want or however you want to phrase it, but I'm the one running, and we are leading in every poll. We're leading in the local polls, in the state polls, and we're leading in the swing state polls, and we're leading very big in the national polls."
"We love the country," Trump said. "I'm a believer in our country and I'm a believer in the Supreme Court. I listened today and I thought our arguments were very, very strong."... (Read more)