Trump news – live: Ex-president faces backlash from GOP after endorsing TV’s Dr. Oz in Senate race

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Mitch McConnell explains why he will always support Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate. “I have known Dr. Oz for many years, as have many others, even if only through his highly successful television show,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “He lived with us through the screen and was always popular, respected and intelligent.”

The announcement outraged many conservatives, including the previous Trump-endorsed nominee for the seat.

“I have huge respect for President Trump,” tweeted Sean Parnell, who dropped out of the race in November. “But I’m disappointed with that. Oz is the antithesis of everything that made Trump the best president of my life – he’s the furthest thing from America First and he would be terrible for PA.

Meanwhile, the US State Department said Donald Trump and other White House officials left office without providing a record of the gifts they received from foreign governments.

And as investigators continue to probe the 2021 Capitol Riot, Ali Alexander, the organizer of multiple ‘Stop the Steal’ rallies, will cooperate with the Justice Department’s investigation into the Jan. 6 uprising. , said his lawyer.

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Why some are worried about Mehmet Oz’s candidacy

The prospect of Dr. Mehmet Oz becoming a US senator is a major concern for his many longtime critics, who have been trying for years to sound the alarm over the sometimes flawed medical advice he gives to viewers.

Like Julie Charnet wrote when announcing his campaign, his intentions are one thing, but his judgments are another:



Regardless of what one believes deep down, evidence is crucial in science and law. Everyone who holds a seat in the Senate will have a responsibility to make thoughtful decisions. It’s not for the “sort of, sort of” approach. When Dr. Oz tweeted his intention to run, he made bold and decisive statements. Maybe it’s a new leader who learned his lesson by searching for the whole truth, just that.

In the video, he “took on the medical establishment to argue against expensive drugs and skyrocketing medical bills.” I believe he would argue. Having worked in a hospital for four years, I know the doctors were just as upset for their friends and family as we were for the costs. But do I believe the lavender soap once featured on his show and others can cure my leg cramps? I am not sure. My sheets would smell nice and soothing, at least.

Andrew NaughtyApril 11, 2022 10:30 am

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Madison Cawthorn gets out of her wheelchair at the Trump rally in North Carolina

Mr Cawthorn, who uses a wheelchair after being injured in a car accident, addressed a crowd in Selma ahead of Mr Trump’s speech on Saturday evening. The freshman Republican, who is the youngest elected member of Congress, was speaking to the crowd about the upcoming midterm elections.

“My friends, this country can change very quickly and it can seem impossible, people tell me it’s impossible,” he said before walking to the lectern and, with the help of two assistants, lean on metal supports. Read the full report

Andrew NaughtyApril 11, 2022 10:00

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Trump accused of being ‘really stupid or really corrupt’ over missing gift records

Government ethics experts say they are stunned after the US State Department said it lacked records of gifts Donald Trump received while president.

Nathan Square has details:

Andrew NaughtyApril 11, 2022 9:30 a.m.

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Trump allies claim he was ‘played’ after endorsing TV’s Dr Oz for Senate seat

Some of former President Donald Trump’s loudest Twitter allies are in open revolt after the ex-president made his endorsement during the US Senate race from Pennsylvania over the weekend.

In a statement released Saturday night while attending a campaign-style rally in North Carolina, the 45th president made his second attempt at kingship in the Republican Senate primary, following his previous endorsement and retraction for his support of Sean Parnell.

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Shweta SharmaApril 11, 2022 08:50

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GOP strategist says thinning crowds at rallies show people are ‘done with Trump’s lies’

GOP strategist Susan Del Percio said the sparse crowd at Donald Trump’s Selma rally shows a “very small base” and his supporters are done with him.

“That’s what you saw there,” she told MSNBC’s Cori Coffin a day after Mr. Trump addressed the crowd in Selma, North Carolina.

“These crowds are getting smaller and people aren’t buying into them, mostly because Republicans want to move on. They don’t want to talk about the big lie,” she said. “People in this country don’t want to hear about it anymore.”

Only 1,000 to 2,000 people attended the event, according to a report, compared to 15,000 at the same venue in 2016 for Mr Trump’s speech.

“They’re done with Donald Trump and his lies, except for a small group we see there,” she said.

Shweta SharmaApril 11, 2022 08:04

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Canadian billionaire fined $975,000 for illegally donating $1.75m to Trump fund

A Canadian steel tycoon is set to pay a ‘record’ fine imposed by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) after being found responsible for directing nearly $2 million in donations to a super PAC supporting the President Donald Trump and candidates aligned with his platform.

The FEC announced the decision last week in response to a complaint against the businessman filed by the Campaign Legal Center in 2019. The initial complaint was based on information originally published in The New York Times.

Barry Zekelman of Zekelman Industries “has been involved in Wheatland Tube’s decision-making process to help [America First Action]said the FEC decision.

Shweta SharmaApril 11, 2022 07:30

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Liz Cheney dismisses reports of dispute in January 6 committee

Liz Cheney dismissed reports of a dispute among members of the Jan. 6 committee over Donald Trump’s criminal referral to the Justice Department, describing the panel as “the most collaborative committee.”

“There really isn’t a dispute on the committee,” Ms. Cheney replied when asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper.

“The committee is working in a really collaborative way to discuss these issues, as we are with all the issues we address, and we will continue to work together to do so. So I wouldn’t say it’s a dispute within the committee,” she added.

“I am very proud of the bipartisan way we operate and I am confident that we will work to reach agreement on all the issues we face. So I wouldn’t say it’s accurate to say now that there’s a dispute over this issue,” she added.

The committee investigating the January 6, 2021 riots at the United States Capitol is made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans.

She said the panel has yet to make a decision on Mr. Trump’s criminal removal.

Andrew NaughtyApril 11, 2022 06:50

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Saudi investors warned against $2 billion Jared Kushner investment fund – report

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser to the former president, had secured a $2 billion investment from the Saudi crown prince despite concerns and objections from fund advisers to the deal, according to a report. New York Times report.

Previously undisclosed documents show that the investment selection panel for the Saudi prince raised objections to the “inexperience” of Mr Kushner’s new private equity firm, Affinity Partners, and concerns that the Saudis hold “most of the investment and risk”.

They also found the company’s operations “unsatisfactory in every respect” and pointed to proposed asset management fees which “appear excessive”.

The prince, who headed the board of his public investment fund, dismissed concerns from his screeding panel, according to the report.

In a statement about its relationship with the Saudi Public Investment Fund, a spokesperson for Mr. Kushner’s company told the Time“Affinity, like many other leading investment firms, is proud to have PIF and other leading organizations that have careful selection criteria, as investors.”

Shweta SharmaApril 11, 2022 05:51

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Liz Cheney says Jan. 6 panel has enough evidence against Trump

Liz Cheney, vice chair of the panel investigating the Capitol riots, said the House committee had enough evidence to prove the criminal charges against Donald Trump in what she called “the insurrection”.

“It is absolutely clear that what President Trump was doing, what a number of people around him were doing, that they knew was illegal. They did it anyway,” Ms. Cheney said on Sunday. CNN.

She said the committee has yet to decide whether to criminally refer Mr. Trump to the Justice Department, following reports that the panel has enough evidence.

“I think what we’ve seen is a massive, well-organized, well-planned effort that used multiple tools to try to overturn an election,” Ms Cheney said.

She said those involved in planning the obstruction of congressional proceedings “knew they were going to attempt to use violence to stop the transfer of power.”

“That’s the definition of an insurgency,” she said.

She said the panel had “a considerable amount of testimony and material that I think demonstrates very, very clearly the extent of the planning, organization and purpose.”

Shweta SharmaApril 11, 2022 04:37

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GOP blocks Senate COVID bill, demands votes on immigration

Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic attempt to open a debate in the Senate on a $10 billion COVID-19 compromise, urging to entangle the bipartisan package with an election-year showdown over immigration restrictions that will poses a politically uncomfortable fight for Democrats.

A day after Democratic and GOP negotiators reached an agreement on providing the money for treatments, vaccines and tests, a Democratic decision to push the measure past a procedural hurdle has failed 52 -47 Tuesday. All 50 Republicans opposed the move, leaving the Democrats 13 votes short of the 60 they needed to win.

Nathan SquareApril 11, 2022 04:00

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