Former President and 2024 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump hit TRUTH Social to react to efforts to disqualify him from the 2024 race on the grounds of the 14th Amendment; “It’s just another trick,” Trump says.
“Almost all legal scholars have voiced opinions that the 14th Amendment has no legal basis or standing relative to the upcoming 2024 Presidential Election,” Trump posted on his TRUTH Social page Monday night.
“Like Election Interference, it is just another ‘trick’ being used by the Radical Left Communists, Marxists, and Fascists, to again steal an Election that their candidate, the WORST, MOST INCOMPETENT, & MOST CORRUPT President in U.S. history, is incapable of winning in a Free and Fair Election,” he added.
Trump’s critics, along with some conservative legal scholars, are saying that the 14th Amendment bars a person who has sworn to support the Constitution from holding office again if they have “engaged in insurrection” against the United States or have “given aid or comfort” to the country’s enemies.
Professors William Baude and Michael Stokes, who are associated with the Federalist Society, a conservative and libertarian legal organization, write in a 126-page report that the constitutional amendment “disqualified former President Donald Trump [from office], and potentially many others, because of their participation in the attempted overthrow of the 2020 presidential election,” reports Newsweek.
Several prominent Democrats are also saying the amendment can block Trump, including Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who has argued that there is a “powerful argument to be made” and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who says the provision “fits Donald Trump to a T.”
Trump Lashes Out at Calls for 14th Amendment: 'Just Another Trick By Radical Left Communists' to 'Steal an Election' https://t.co/GEQpbUl5WU
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