Trump opens 2024 run, saying he’s ‘more committed’ than ever
Donald Trump has launched a fresh attack on transgender rights as he vowed to “stop” gender-affirming care for minors if he is elected president in 2024.
In a video posted on Truth Social, Mr Trump described gender-affirming care for transgender and nonbinary people as “child abuse” and said he would task federal agencies to police the matter and punish doctors providing such care to minors.
His announcement comes as Nikki Haley prepares to announce her own 2024 presidential bid taking on the former president in a race for the White House.
The former South Carolina governor is expected to formally launch her run on 15 February, making her the first Republican to publicly confirm she is challenging Mr Trump.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump has also had a busy week in terms of his legal and civil troubles, after New York Attorney General Letitia James’ accused him of lying on record in his civil fraud case and released a video showing him pleading the fifth more than 400 times in a deposition.
A Manhattan grand jury is also preparing to review evidence about the former president’s alleged hush money payment to Stormy Daniels.
Nikki Haley prepares to announce 2024 bid
Nikki Haley is preparing to announce her own 2024 presidential bid taking on the former president in a race for the White House.
The former South Carolina governor and former US ambassador to the UN is expected to formally launch her run on 15 February in Charleston.
This would make her the first Republican to publicly confirm she is challenging Donald Trump.
It would also make her the third Indian-American in US history to make a White House bid.
Rachel Sharp2 February 2023 13:30
‘Poisoned to death’: Trump once again says ‘invasion’ taking place on southern border
Mr Trump took to Truth Social on Wednesday afternoon to argue that an “invasion” is taking place on the US-Mexico border.
“Our Southern Border is being overrun at numbers never seen before, or even close,” he wrote.
“251,487 Encounters in December, a Record by quadruple. This is an INVASION! There is no country that can afford or sustain the cost of this, or even close. The Marxists & Communists who allow this to happen are CRAZY. Our Country is being poisoned to death!” he added.
Gustaf Kilander2 February 2023 13:00
Trump launches attack on transgender rights
Former president Donald Trump has vowed to go after medical staff providing care to trans children if he is re-elected to office.
In a video released on his social media platform Truth Social on Tuesday, Mr Trump said: “On day one I will revoke Joe Biden’s cruel policies offering so-called gender affirming care.
“Ridiculous. A process that includes giving kids puberty blockers, mutating their physical appearance and ultimately performing surgery on minor children. Can you believe this?”
Rachel Sharp2 February 2023 12:30
In Iowa, potential 2024 GOP Trump challengers quiet for now
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