‘No judge has the courage’: Trump says he is ‘so disappointed’ in the Supreme Court after they refuse to hear Texas AG’s bid to overturn Biden’s election victory – as Twitter temporarily stops users from liking president’s posts
- Trump said in an interview that aired on Fox News Sunday morning that they have ‘proven’ fraud in the presidential election
- Comments came after seven Supreme Court justices declined to hear the Texas case, ending the bid from the red state to overturn Joe Biden’s victory
- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had led 17 states in the long-shot legal bid
- ‘No judge, including in the Supreme Court of the United States, has had the courage to allow it to be heard,’ Trump told Fox at the Army-Navy game Saturday
- Trump had called the decision ‘a great and disgraceful miscarriage of justice’
Donald Trump said Sunday morning he is ‘so disappointed’ the Supreme Court refused to hear the Texas lawsuit attempting to overturn Joe Biden’s victory.
The president told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade that his team has adequately ‘proven’ fraud in the election: ‘We’ve proven it, but no judge has had the courage, including the Supreme Court, I am so disappointed in them.’
Kilmeade was able to speak to the president at the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, and the interview aired Sunday on the ‘Fox & Friends’ weekend edition.
Trump’s comments came two days after the Supreme Court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, refused to hear the lawsuit spearheaded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
The suit sought to invalidate the presidential election results in four other states.
As Trump lamented the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case on Saturday, Twitter flagged and temporarily blocked people from liking and replying to the president’s tweets the same day.
‘We try to prevent a Tweet like this that otherwise breaks the Twitter Rules from reaching more people, so we have disabled most of the ways to engage with it,’ the social media platforms added in a note attached to the posts.
Donald Trump told Fox, pictured, he is ‘so disappointed’ the Supreme Court for refusing to hear the Texas lawsuit to overturn Joe Biden ‘s election victory
The president told Fox and Friends they have ‘proven’ fraud in the election. His comments came two days after the Supreme Court refused to hear the lawsuit spearheaded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that sought to invalidate the election results in four other states
In his Twitter rant, he called the decision a ‘great and disgraceful miscarriage of justice’. Twitter later told The Hill the decision had been reversed, adding: ‘We inadvertently took action to limit engagements on the labeled Tweet.’
Also on Saturday, pro-Trump protesters descended on Washington, D.C., again demanding: ‘Stop the steal!’
The president continued to fume during his interview on Fox News over the Supreme Court’s decision – especially as an unprecedented three justices seated on the panel were nominated by Trump during his four years.
‘No judge, including in the Supreme Court of the United States, has had the courage to allow it to be heard,’ he said.
‘The Supreme Court, all they did is say we don’t have standing. So they’re saying essentially the president of the United States and Texas and these other states, great states, they don’t have standing,’ he continued.
The president also insisted the election fight is ‘not over’, adding: ‘We keep going and we’re going to continue to go forward. We have numerous local cases.’
Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito said they would have heard the case but that they would have refused to overturn the election result. The other seven justices declined to hear the case, ending the legal bid.
‘This is a great and disgraceful miscarriage of justice. The people of the United States were cheated, and our Country disgraced. Never even given our day in Court!’ Trump tweeted on Saturday morning from the White House.
‘I WON THE ELECTION IN A LANDSLIDE, but remember, I only think in terms of legal votes, not all of the fake voters and fraud that miraculously floated in from everywhere! What a disgrace!’ he continued.
On Sunday the president told Fox: ‘They give us very little time. But we caught them, as you know, as fraudulent, dropping ballots, doing so many things, nobody can even believe it.’
Trump again insisted ‘tens of thousands of ballots’ were illegally submitted calling it ‘a rigged election’. He added: ‘This wasn’t like a close election. You look at Georgia. We won Georgia big. We won Pennsylvania big. We won Wisconsin big. We won it big.’
Refusing to talk about whether he will attend Biden’s inauguration, Trump added: ‘What happened to this country is we were like a third world country.’
There are reports that instead of observing the peaceful transfer on January 20, the president will depart the White House from the South Lawn on Marine One and take one final Air Force One flight to Florida for a rally.
It’s expected that he could use that rally to immediately announce he is running for president in 2024 – setting him up for four years of campaigning during Biden’s term where Trump would surely be his biggest critic.
Twitter on Saturday temporarily stopped people from liking and replying to the president’s tweets, with a note that read: ‘We try to prevent a Tweet like this that otherwise breaks the Twitter Rules from reaching more people, so we have disabled most of the ways to engage with it’
Supporters of US President Donald Trump participate in the Million MAGA March to protest the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in front of the US Supreme Court on Saturday
More than 50 federal and state court rulings have upheld Biden´s victory. Trump has refused to concede defeat, alleging without evidence that he was denied victory by massive fraud.
A disappointed Texas AG Ken Paxton responded to the result on Twitter, saying: ‘It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court decided not to take this case and determine the constitutionality of these four states’ failure to follow federal and state election law.’
Trump sought to intervene in the case – and 126 Republican House members followed suit, while 17 states signed a friend of the court brief supporting the Texas suit.
Texas AG Ken Paxton said: ‘It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court decided not to take this case and determine the constitutionality of these four states’ failure to follow federal and state election law’
The four states being sued, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia, blasted the suit as ‘legally indefensible and is an affront to principles of constitutional democracy.’
And the Supreme Court majority found that Texas lacked ‘standing’ to even bring the case. It also had not demonstrated a ‘judiciably cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts elections.’
In other word, Texas failed to demonstrate how it had been harmed by the election procedures in the four states singled out in the suit.
Trump’s attention on Sunday also turned to the coronavirus and the approval of the Pfizer vaccination.
The president said: ‘If I wasn’t president – according to almost everybody, even the enemy – if I wasn’t president you wouldn’t have a vaccine for five years.
‘I pushed the FDA and companies and everybody else involved like nobody’s ever been pushed before, and now you have it rolling out.’
D.C.: The Proud Boys’ member was treated for a wound to the stomach before he was taken to hospital
D.C.: A member of the Proud Boys is stabbed in a confrontation with a counter-protester at around 9.20pm
D.C: Fireworks are let off in the nation’s capital as protester and counter-protesters began to clash on Saturday night
OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON: A supporter of Trump receives aid from law enforcement after clashing with counter-protesters
At least four protesters were stabbed Saturday night after violence erupted between the Proud Boys and Black Lives Matter counter-protesters following the second Million MAGA March in Washington D.C.
The 15,000-strong crowd chanted ‘destroy the GOP’ as they listened to speakers such as conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Rudy Giuliani’s star fraud witness Melissa Carona, who claimed Trump is the ‘best president we’ve ever had’.
Jones was accused of inciting violence after declaring ‘Joe Biden will be removed, one way or another!’
Thousands of the president’s loyal followers had gathered outside the Supreme Court following their Friday decision.
In Washington state a person was shot amid clashes between pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters.