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The Increasing Trumpification of TikTok
  + stars: | 2024-05-23 | by ( Anjali Huynh | )   time to read: +1 min
Donald Trump isn’t on TikTok. The social-media platform, though still regarded as a hub for Democratic voices and liberal causes, has seen an uptick of right-wing, pro-Trump influencers since the last presidential election. Pearson, a social-media influencer with nearly 149,000 followers on TikTok who co-chairs the Republican National Committee’s youth advisory council. But TikTok still presents challenges as the former president seeks to regain the White House. And Republican politicians — including Mr. Trump — have largely resisted joining the platform, with many having vocally opposed it.
Persons: Donald Trump isn’t, Biden, TikTok, influencers, , C.J, Pearson, Trump Organizations: Democratic, Trump, Biden, National, PAC, TikTok Locations: U.S, Gaza
Nikki Haley plans to vote for Donald Trump, she said Wednesday in her first public remarks since exiting the Republican presidential primary more than two months ago. Earlier this year, Haley and Trump were engaged in what had become a bitter primary feud. Yet even in her absence, she’s been winning votes in one Republican primary after another. And I made that pitch to President Trump and also to Nikki Haley.”Norman said that while Haley has not expressed interest in joining Trump’s ticket, he believes she would be interested. As other former Republican contenders have fallen in line behind Trump, Haley has intentionally kept her distance – not hostile, but also not hungry for his adulation.
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Mr. Trump’s campaign still lags far behind in total cash on hand, the April filings show. Mr. Trump is leading Mr. Biden in many polls, including recent New York Times/Siena College/Philadelphia Inquirer surveys that had the former president ahead in five of six top battleground states. Mr. Trump also continues to spend millions of dollars on legal bills, the filings show. Still, the filings and campaign statements reflect a busy fund-raising month for Mr. Trump. Save America also received $2.75 million in April from a super PAC backing Mr. Trump, Make America Great Again Inc., and $183,000 from a new joint fund-raising committee Mr. Trump has with the Republican Party.
Persons: Donald J, Trump, Biden, Biden’s, Trump’s, Money, Pete Marovich, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, “ We’re, , Crooked Joe Biden, ” Mr, Timothy Mellon, Mellon, Robert F, Kennedy Jr, Kennedy’s, Nicole Shanahan, Kennedy, Shanahan Organizations: Republican Party, Mr, Democratic National Committee, Federal, Biden Trump, Republican, Republican National Committee, Biden, New York Times, Siena College, Philadelphia Inquirer, Radio City Music Hall, Democratic, The New York, Republicans, Trump, America, PAC, Make, Inc, Mellon Locations: Palm Beach, Fla, America, Hollywood, Wyoming
Phoenix CNN —Rudy Giuliani and 10 others pleaded not guilty in an Arizona court Tuesday to charges of allegedly conspiring to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Giuliani was served Friday in Palm Beach, Florida, at his 80th birthday bash held by a GOP operative. Arizona prosecutors spent weeks trying to track down Giuliani and eventually found him based on some of his podcasts. That evening, Giuliani posted a tweet saying that “if Arizona authorities can’t find me by tomorrow morning” they would have to dismiss the indictment. “I haven’t been hiding from anyone,” Giuliani told the judge during Tuesday’s hearing.
Persons: Phoenix CNN — Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Christina Bobb, Trump, , Mike Roman, Kelli Ward, John Eastman, Mark Meadows, Boris Epshteyn, Jenna Ellis, ” Giuliani, Nicholas Klingerman, Giuliani “, Klingerman, can’t, , , I’ve, Donald Trump ’, didn’t Organizations: Phoenix CNN, New, GOP, Republican National, Arizona Republican, White House, Trump Locations: Arizona, New York, Palm Beach , Florida, Florida, France, Netherlands
Biden's political operation announced on Tuesday in a press release that the combined campaign, joint fundraising committees and the Democratic National Committee raised $51 million in April. Trump and the Republican National Committee recently announced they raised $76 million last month. Excluding any money from the RNC or any PACs, Trump's campaign committee reported raising $9.4 million in April. Biden's campaign committee raised $24.2 million in the same time period, according to new FEC filings released late Monday night. The event raised over $50 million shared between the Trump campaign, the RNC, his political action committee Save America and over a dozen state parties, according to the Trump campaign and the RNC.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Biden's, John Paulson's, Trump, Biden, Trump's Organizations: U.S, Republican, New, Democratic National Committee, Trump, Republican National Committee, Biden, Federal, Commission, RNC, Wall Street, White Locations: New Hampshire, Rochester , New Hampshire, U.S, New York, Florida, Manhattan
Rudolph W. Giuliani and 10 other allies of Donald J. Trump are scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in an Arizona criminal case that charges them with trying to keep Mr. Trump in power after he lost the 2020 presidential election. A total of 50 people — including Mr. Trump, who has locked up the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential race — now face charges related to election interference in four states. A number of Trump allies have already pleaded guilty or reached cooperation agreements in cases in Georgia and Michigan. The other defendants include Christina Bobb, a Trump campaign adviser in 2020 who is now the election integrity counsel for the Republican National Committee, and Kelli Ward, a former head of the Arizona Republican Party. All of the defendants in the Arizona case are charged with conspiracy, fraud and forgery.
Persons: Rudolph W, Giuliani, Donald J, Trump, , Christina Bobb, Kelli Ward, Boris Epshteyn, Trump’s, Mark Meadows Organizations: Republican, Trump, Republican National Committee, Arizona Republican Party, White House Locations: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Phoenix
Opinion | When ‘Stop the Steal’ Becomes Your Motto
  + stars: | 2024-05-17 | by ( Jamelle Bouie | )   time to read: +1 min
There is a good chance that Donald Trump’s polling lead in the 2024 presidential election is more fragile than it looks. The most immediate problem for him is the fact that he’s on trial in a criminal case. There is also the issue of the campaign itself, which is a smaller affair than his 2020 effort, with fewer resources. Trump could very well hold his lead through the summer and into the fall but still fail to turn stated preferences into actual votes. What looks solid in the numbers could turn out to be ephemeral in the final tallies.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Trump, G.O.P, Organizations: Trump, Republican National Committee, Washington Post Locations: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Former U.S. President Donald Trump Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the California GOP convention on September 29, 2023 in Anaheim, California. Presidential candidates set to speak at the convention include former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)Former President Donald Trump's top donors are to be rewarded for supporting him while they attend the Republican National Convention in July, according to new documents reviewed by CNBC. A fundraising committee called Trump 47 is offering its donors "major investor convention benefits," according to a pamphlet. The document lists convention rewards for Trump 47 Committee donors who either raise up to $2.5 million or personally give between $24,000 and $844,600.
Persons: Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, South Carolina Sen, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, David McNew, Donald Trump's, Trump, Harley, Jeffrey Sprecher, Sen, Kelly Loeffler, Robert Mercer, Linda McMahon, Woody Johnson Organizations: U.S, Donald Trump Former U.S, California GOP, Florida Gov, Republican National Convention, CNBC, Trump, Republican National Committee, Republican, Donors, Fiserv, Davidson, Republicans, RNC, Intercontinental Exchange, Renaissance Technologies, Small Business Administration, New York Jets Locations: ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, California, Anaheim , California, Florida, South Carolina, Milwaukee
Mr. Biden recently indicated he would debate Mr. Trump, but had until now declined to give any firm commitment or specific details. In a video announcing his offer, Mr. Biden taunted Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump leads Mr. Biden in most polls of battleground states, including the recent surveys by The New York Times, Siena College and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Significantly more voters trust Mr. Trump over Mr. Biden to handle the economy. Mr. Biden, exasperated, famously said to Mr. Trump, “Will you shut up, man?
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“Sounds like something I would say,” responded Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and fixer. The question set the tone for the cross-examination of the Manhattan district attorney’s key witness in the hush money trial against the former president. For roughly two hours, Blanche began a cross-examination to try to discredit Cohen’s allegations against Trump. Blanche then asked whether Cohen called Trump a “Cheeto-dusted cartoon villain.”“That also sounds like something that I said,” Cohen said. “You were telling the truth, correct?” Blanche asked in regards to the compliments Cohen gave Trump.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Todd Blanche, Michael Cohen, Blanche, Cohen, Cohen “, , Trump’s, Stormy Daniels, Trump, Daniels, Joshua Steinglass, Juan Merchan, ” Cohen, , Donald Trump, ’ ” Cohen, Trump Blanche, ” Blanche, Blanche . Trump, Robert Mueller’s, Jay Sekulow, , Susan Hoffinger, Florida Sen, Rick Scott, Sen, J.D, Vance of Ohio, Doug Burgum, Mike Johnson, Byron Donalds, Cory Mills, Vivek Ramaswamy, Johnson, Lara Trump, Eric Trump, ” Ramaswamy, ” Trump Organizations: CNN, Trump, Trump . Assistant, Trump –, Federal, Commission, FBI, Trump Organization, North Dakota Gov, Republican National Committee Locations: Manhattan, Russia, United States, New York, Florida, Louisiana
He called it the Prove Mike Wrong challenge. He entered the Prove Mike Wrong challenge with low confidence he would win the exorbitant pot, estimating he had a 0.5% chance of disproving Lindell's "evidence." He had indeed Proven Mike Wrong, and now Mike must pay. In March, during a rally in Wisconsin, Trump praised him as "the great, legendary Mike Lindell." Jared Bartman for BIUnder deposition in the arbitration proceedings over his refusal to pay Zeidman, Lindell was a tornado of evasion and contradiction.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Mike Lindell, Donald Trump, Lindell, Trump, Bob Zeidman, Zeidman chafed, Mark Zuckerberg, Zeidman, Dennis Montgomery, Montgomery, Lindell's, Mike, Carrie, I've, Jared Bartman, George W, Bush, Mitt Romney's, Barack Obama, Romney, God, Lara Trump, Trump's, MyPillow, Zeidman's, Brian Glasser, Glasser, Zeidman pities Lindell, Biden, He's, he'll Organizations: Trump, Democrats, Oracle, Google, CIA, US, Zeidman, BI, Cleveland Jewish, Republican, Democratic Party, White, Republican National Committee, Lindell, Voting Systems, eTreppid Technologies, Trump International, bewilderment, Lindell Management Locations: Sioux Falls , South Dakota, Sioux Falls, Al Jazeera, Las Vegas, Vegas, Minnesota, Sumerlin, Israel, Trump, Wisconsin, Nevada, Montgomery, Sin City, America
But a review of his activities over the trial’s first four weeks shows that he has done little campaign travel, and held few public campaign events, on days off from court. Trump held no public events on seven of the 12 court-free days. But he has let the majority of the 12 off days pass without doing any public campaign events. No public events; attended Republican National Committee fundraising luncheon at Mar-a-LagoMay 5: Day off court. No public events; attended dinner with NFT buyers at Mar-a-LagoMay 9: CourtMay 10: CourtMay 11: Day off court.
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CNN —Former President Donald Trump’s youngest son, Barron Trump, was selected by the Florida GOP as an at-large delegate for Florida at the Republican National Convention, according to a list of delegates obtained by CNN. Barron joins several other family members – Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump – who were also selected. Before Donald Trump’s hush money criminal trial began, his attorneys had asked for May 17 off so that he could attend Barron’s graduation. The Republican National Committee will hold its convention in Milwaukee in July. Last month, the RNC asked the Secret Service to keep protesters farther back from the convention than is currently planned.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Barron Trump, Barron, – Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump –, Steve Witkoff, Trump’s, Sergio Gor, Trump, Todd Steggerda, , , Alexi Worley, ” Donald Trump, CNN’s Kate Sullivan, Shania Shelton, Daniel Strauss Organizations: CNN, Florida GOP, Florida, Republican National Convention, Trump, NBC News, Republican National, RNC, Service, Secret Locations: Florida, Milwaukee, Milwaukee’s
The "Access Hollywood" tape sent the RNC reeling, she testified of working there at the time. Westerhout said RNC officials were so concerned, they began planning how to replace Trump. AdvertisementThe "Access Hollywood" tape was so damaging to Donald Trump's 2016 campaign that the Republican National Committee began planning how to replace him as the GOP's presidential candidate, his ex-executive assistant testified on Thursday. Madeleine Westerhout, who worked as an assistant to a top RNC official before she served as Trump's assistant in the White House, described the post-tape tumult to the jury in Trump's New York criminal hush-money trial. The notorious 2005 tape, which circulated ahead of the 2016 presidential election, was highly damaging to the Trump campaign, prosecutors have told jurors.
Persons: Madeleine Westerhout, Westerhout, , Donald Trump's, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Daniels, He's, Todd Blanche, Trump's, Michael Cohen, It's, Blanche, Cohen Organizations: White House, RNC, Trump, Service, Republican National Committee, Prosecutors, Attorney's Office Locations: Trump's New York, Manhattan, Lake
Other VP contenders at the weekend meeting included Stefanik, Scott and North Dakota Gov. This may help to explain why some influential Trump donors are especially wary of Ohio Republican Sen. J.D. Rubio, Stefanik, Scott and Burgum have all privately been pitched to Trump as top prospects with close ties to top business leaders. Those ties could bolster Trump's fundraising operation if one of them is chosen as his running mate, according to people familiar with the matter. Burgum could even help to self-fund Trump's campaign, just as he did for his own Republican primary run for president.
Persons: Donald Trump, Brendan Mcdermid, Trump, Ike Perlmutter, Elise Stefanik, Rupert Murdoch, Glenn Youngkin, Billionaire, South Carolina Sen, Tim Scott, Scott, Larry Ellison, Perlmutter, Florida Republican Sen, Marco Rubio's, Rubio, Stefanik, Doug Burgum, Marc Short, Mike Pence, Ohio Republican Sen, J.D, Vance, Vivek Ramaswamy, It's, Vivek, Ramaswamy, it's, I'm, Joe Biden's, Burgum Organizations: Reuters, Marvel Entertainment, New York, Republican, Virginia Gov, Billionaire Trump, Oracle, Fox, CNBC, Florida Republican, Republican National Committee, North Dakota Gov, Mar, Trump, Ohio Republican, Ivy League, Commission Locations: Freeland , Michigan, U.S, South Carolina, Palm Beach, Fla, Scott, Ohio
Charlie Spies, the Republican National Committee’s chief counsel, was pushed out of his new role just two months after taking the job, amid a storm of controversy over conflicts involving other clients at the firm where he still works, according to two people briefed on the matter. Spies, a veteran election-law lawyer whom the R.N.C. A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign and the R.N.C. His past work — including for the presidential campaign of Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, the super PAC supporting Jeb Bush against Donald J. Trump during the 2016 Republican primary and Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee — was highlighted for Mr. Trump by people seeking to oust Mr.
Persons: Charlie Spies, Ron DeSantis, Jeb Bush, Donald J, Mitt Romney, , Trump, Mr, Spies Organizations: Republican National Committee’s, Trump, Gov, PAC, Republican, Mr Locations: Florida
“You have to respect the office of the presidency,” Mr. Trump said. “When you are Democrat, you start off essentially at 40 percent because you have civil service, you have the unions and you have welfare,” Mr. Trump said on Saturday. director whom Mr. Trump fired amid an investigation into Mr. Trump and his campaign, was connected to the Blagojevich investigation. Mr. Trump also mocked the physical appearance of Jack Smith, the special counsel who has indicted him twice. At another point, Mr. Trump said that if anyone wanted to donate $1 million to the R.N.C.
Persons: Donald J, Trump, Biden’s, ” Mr, Trump baselessly, Biden, , Mr, , William P, Barr, Michael Whatley, Mitt Romney, Hope Hicks, Rod Blagojevich, Blagojevich’s, James B, Blagojevich, Jack Smith, Smith, Mike Johnson, Roe, Wade, Trump’s, — Susie Wiles, Chris LaCivita, Tony Fabrizio — Organizations: Republican National Committee, The New York Times, Trump, Democratic, Mr, Sun Locations: New York, Florida, Palm Beach, Fla, Manhattan, Illinois, Minnesota, Virginia, Nevada , Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin
CNN —The Republican National Committee’s chief counsel Charlie Spies has resigned two months after accepting the position. Spies’ departure follows weeks of growing tension with RNC officials, a source familiar with the situation told CNN. His hire was one of a handful meant to “initiate battle on election integrity from an offensive instead of defensive posture,” LaCivita told CNN in a statement at the time. Trump originally approved of the hiring, one source told CNN, but sources said the former president was angered after his allies pointed to clips of Spies criticizing the false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. CNN’s Kristen Holmes, Fredreka Schouten and Michelle Shen contributed to this story.
Persons: Charlie Spies, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Ron DeSantis, Danielle Alvarez, Spies, ” “ Charlie, Chris LaCivita, ” Alvarez, Trump, ” Spies, Michael Whatley, ” LaCivita, CNN’s Kristen Holmes, Fredreka Schouten, Michelle Shen Organizations: CNN, Republican National Committee’s, RNC
Dean Obeidallah CNNIt’s not the first time Trump has kicked off an event by playing this song that celebrates the January 6, 2021, attackers. But that wasn’t even the most offensive thing Trump did at Saturday’s private luncheon for donors, which was held at his Mar-a-Lago club. It was Trump, after all, who has said that he would be a dictator on “day one” of his administration. And the fact is, there is one major party presidential candidate who repeatedly has invoked Nazi language — and it’s not Biden. In December, Trump caused a firestorm when he parroted language used by Hitler by describing migrants as “poisoning the blood” of the United States.
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Kristi Noem remained on defense after blowback from an anecdote about killing a 14-month-old dog and goat on her farm. “This is Joe Biden’s Democrat Party today,” the New York Republican said, alluding to scenes of chaos on campuses nationwide. “And the reality is this is why Republicans continue to poll stronger and stronger, because we represent peace and security. Video Ad Feedback Tapper presses potential Trump VP pick on 2020 election 04:10 - Source: CNNGoodbye, Sunshine State? Rubio also tried Sunday to tamp down on speculation that he would be Trump’s vice president.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Kristi Noem, Noem, Elise Stefanik, Doug Burgum, South Carolina Sen, Tim Scott, Florida Sen, Marco Rubio, Joe Biden’s, ” Rubio, , Biden, ” Scott, Trump, Scott, Donald Trump, ” Trump, NBC’s Kristen Welker, Kristen, ” Burgum, Tapper, Sunshine State ? Rubio, Rubio, , doesn’t, He’s, ” Noem, “ Joe Biden’s, Kim Jong, I’d, Kim, “ I’ve, I’ve, CNN’s Casey Gannon, Veronica Stracqualursi Organizations: CNN, South Carolina Gov, Trump, Republican National Committee, Mar, North Dakota Gov, Fox News, Biden, Democratic Party, Joe Biden’s Democrat Party, New York Republican, Republicans, “ Fox, Press, White, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sunshine State, RNC, Republican Party, CBS, Cricket, North, Locations: Florida, North, South Carolina, Israel, , United States, Dakota, South Dakota, Noem, North Korean
Read previewDonald Trump told attendees at a private donor event in Florida on Saturday that he wasn't too bothered about his numerous legal troubles. Nevertheless, Trump told those in attendance that he was shocked when he first found out he had been indicted. I got indicted," Trump said, per the report. REUTERS/Jane RosenbergDuring the Mar-a-Lago event, Trump also took the opportunity to hit out at Democrats, saying they were "running a Gestapo administration," referencing the Nazi secret police force. Doug Burgum, Ohio Sen. JD Vance, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Florida Rep. Byron Donalds.
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Washington CNN —Former President Donald Trump continues to make false claims about his New York trial. Here’s a fact check of four false claims and one misleading claim he made about the trial in his courthouse comments last week. Judge Juan Merchan’s gag order, which narrowly restricts his out-of-court speech, does not in any way stop him from testifying. The gag order also does not broadly prevent Trump from talking. Trump’s campaign scheduleTrump continued Friday to complain that the New York trial is preventing him from being on the campaign trail.
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This is the moment Trump changed American politics
  + stars: | 2024-05-04 | by ( Zachary B. Wolf | )   time to read: +7 min
CNN —Being elected president shortly after surviving the publication of the leaked “Access Hollywood” tape in 2016 is the moment in which Donald Trump defied political gravity. The ‘Access Hollywood’ tape reexaminedTrump’s 2016 victory in the Electoral College seems only more improbable in the retelling. It is worth revisiting the earthquake the “Access Hollywood” tape set off in the 2016 campaign. Return of the tapeNow, the “Access Hollywood” tape is back. Video Ad Feedback Trump asked if he stands by comments from 'Access Hollywood' tape.
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Hundreds of people attended the event, and several attendees gave $40,000 or more, sources familiar with the fundraiser told CNN. Trump also touted efforts to prevent cheating in the upcoming election by RNC chairman Michael Whatley, the attendees told CNN. During the remarks, Trump stated he would need an attorney general with “courage” while simultaneously mocking his former attorney general, William Barr, according to the New York Times. Barr, who has been a fierce critic of Trump since leaving his administration, recently endorsed the former president. Blagojevich told CNN he considers himself a “Trumpocrat,” which he described as a Democrat who supports Trump.
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Major corporations often don't want to seem like they're taking one side politically, so they either sponsor both conventions, or neither. Conventions could see new sponsorsThe Democratic and Republican conventions this summer are the first fully in-person conventions since the 2016 election. Democratic convention organizers in April said if corporations had any reluctance to back the RNC, it hasn't hampered Chicago's efforts to lure donors. Microsoft in 2012 contributed over $1.5 million in a mix of in-kind and cash contributions to the Republican convention. JPMorgan donated $200,000 to the 2012 Republican convention and didn't write a check for the 2016 event.
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