Trump backs Cawthorn ahead of his Republican primary showdown – live

Donald Trump is supposed to write a book about how the presidency was stolen from him

Donald Trump faces a complex night of Republican primaries, as two of his most notable endorsers, Madison Cawthorn and Mehmet Oz, await potentially game-changing results in North Carolina and Pennsylvania respectively. Where Mr. Cawthorn has become a pariah in much of the GOP due to various recent scandals, Dr. Oz is hated and even despised by much of Mr. Trump’s base due to his long list of liberal positions. .

Meanwhile, Florida Governor and popular Republican leader Ron DeSantis has signed a bill banning protests outside a private home in his state. The issue has become a top GOP talking point since the leaked Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe vs. Wadea seismic story that has seen pro-abortion protesters set up shop outside the homes of right-wing judges and senators.

The Republican Party and right-wing media have sought to distract their audiences from the implications of the rejection deer and rather to the circumstances of the flight from court and the tone of the protests that followed.


Trump agrees to limit his engagement on Twitter

Many Trump fans are eager to see their leader back on Twitter, and Elon Musk has said he believes the former president’s account should never have been blocked. But according to financial filings from the company that will oversee the IPO of his own platform, Truth Social, the ex-president has agreed to limit what he can post on Twitter and when he returns.

Under the deal, Trump must first post anything non-political on Truth Social, and can’t post on another social media site until six hours later, the filing said. federal securities regulator.

But if Mr. Trump wants to post on a personal social media account something “related to political messaging, political fundraising, or ballot efforts,” he can do so at any time.

Graeme Massie to the story.

Andrew NaughtyMay 17, 2022 1:51 p.m.


Ron DeSantis banned from protesting in front of private homes

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill sent to him by state lawmakers that bans protests outside private homes, deepening right-wing insistence that the law does not condone protests. demonstrators who gathered outside the homes of conservative judges and senators to protest the impending End of Roe vs. Wade.

Among those whose homes were visited by anti-abortion protesters was Maine Senator Susan Collins, who phoned police about a message written in chalk on the sidewalk outside her home.

Andrew NaughtyMay 17, 2022 1:00 p.m.


Trump Phones Oz Event in Pennsylvania

Donald Trump is selective with his in-person campaign appearances these days, mostly limiting himself to rallies in carefully chosen states with candidates he has warmly endorsed. Not too long ago he organized such an event for Dr Mehmet Oz, but since it became clear that the TV doctor was in danger of losing his primary, Mr Trump has not appeared in Pennsylvania.

However, an Oz campaign event last night – billed as a “telerally” – saw the president go on loudspeaker to address a room full of supporters, reassuring them that the candidate was in fact pro- life and pro-weapons. Dr. Oz’s long history of relatively liberal stances on both issues is the main strike against him for many conservatives, who have resisted his pleas despite Mr. Trump’s support.

Andrew NaughtyMay 17, 2022 12:30 p.m.


Joe Biden reverses Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from Somalia

Returning to a decision made by former President Donald Trump, Joe Biden approved the redeployment of American troops in Somalia.

The BBC reported that the deployment was requested by the Pentagon to support the fight against the militant group al-Shabab.

In 2020, Mr. Trump withdrew about 700 American troops from Somalia.

Andrew NaughtyMay 17, 2022 11:45 a.m.


ICYMI: Pelosi calls Trump a ‘creature’ as she calls the Supreme Court ‘dangerous to American freedoms’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed Supreme Court appointees by former President Donald Trump had made the bench “dangerous to the freedoms” of the country.

She slammed the judges as the court prepares to issue a ruling that could end decades of constitutional protections for abortion care and trigger a wave of laws making abortion illegal in about half of the United States. .

Read the full story here:

Maroosha MuzaffarMay 17, 2022 11:00 a.m.


With echoes of Trump, GOP busts over $40 billion for Ukraine

Signs of Republican resistance are piling up on a $40 billion Ukraine aid package, a re-emergence of the Trump-led isolationist GOP wing that comes at a crucial time as the war on invasion Russian deepens.

Read the full story here:

Maroosha Muzaffar17 May 2022 10:00


Ted Budd looks poised for victory with Trump’s backing

North Carolina Congressman Ted Budd is set to claim victory Tuesday over the state’s former governor in the race to be the GOP nominee for the seat held by incumbent Sen. Richard Burr.

His ascendancy is buoyed by the endorsement of Donald Trump as well as that of the wealthy Club for Growth, which poured millions behind Mr Budd after he broke with the former president and burned by Josh Mandel’s defeat in Ohio .

Mr Budd’s success despite his run against an opponent who started with far greater name recognition is a sign of the clear power Donald Trump still wields.

Learn more in this profile of the race from The Associated Press:

North Carolina Senate race tests Trump’s approval power

When Ted Budd won a surprise endorsement from former President Donald Trump last year, he was a little-known congressman running for a Senate seat in North Carolina against some of America’s most recognizable Republicans. state, including a former governor.

John BowdenMay 17, 2022 09:00


‘Cancel culture’ reason PGA quit Trump-owned course, says Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus says the PGA Tour pulled its championship from New Jersey to Tulsa, Oklahoma because of Donald Trump.

He said the PGA Tour pulled out because Mr. Trump owned the course in New Jersey.

He said: “But this decision undoes the culture. Donald Trump may be many things, but he loves golf and he loves this country. He is a student of the game and a formidable figure in the game. What he does in golf in the future will depend on what the cancel culture allows him to do.

Mr. Nicklaus has won 18 major tournaments – the most in history. He also endorsed Mr. Trump ahead of the 2020 election.

Maroosha MuzaffarMay 17, 2022 8:15 a.m.


Can Madison Cawthorn survive Thom Tillis?

Freshman Congressman Madison Cawthorn has no shortage of political enemies, but one of her most dangerous in her home state is Thom Tillis, the state’s junior Republican senator who will become the senior senator in January. after the retirement of Richard Burr.

Mr. Tillis is pouring his own super PAC money behind efforts to oust the Trump-endorsed Mr. Cawthorn, who has been plagued by a myriad of scandals.

Read more from Eric Garcia of The Independent:

John BowdenMay 17, 2022 08:00


Kathy Barnette organized “buses” for DC on January 6

The involvement of Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette on Jan. 6 ran much deeper than previously thought.

A CNN KFile investigation published on the eve of the Pennsylvania primary election found that Ms. Barnette organized Trump supporters to attend protests in DC on the day of the riot, even bragging about bringing three buses of “angry patriots in the city in an interview on January 5, 2021.

John BowdenMay 17, 2022 07:00

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