Opinion: Trump’s support faces its biggest test

Editor’s Note: Sign up to get this weekly column as a newsletter. We’re looking back at the strongest, smartest opinion takes of the week from CNN and other outlets. CNN  —  The Platte River flows eastward through Nebraska at depths far too shallow for shipping. “In some places it is a mile wide and three-quarters … Read more

Opinion: Trump’s visit to Waco is a provocation of historic significance

Editor’s Note: Nicole Hemmer is an associate professor of history and director of the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Center for the Study of the Presidency at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of “Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics” and “Partisans: The Conservative Revolutionaries Who Remade American … Read more

Judge Rejects Trump’s Claims Of Executive Power, Orders Aides To Testify In Jan. 6 Probe

A federal judge has ordered several top aides to former President Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury as part of a criminal investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to Friday reports by ABC News and CNN. Trump’s legal team tried to claim executive privilege to get his former … Read more

Trump’s possible indictment won’t undercut his election campaign — report

Donald Trump announces his return on Facebook

A representative of former US president Donald Trump has said his possible indictment won’t deter his election campaign, ABC television reported on Friday, Trend reports citing TASS. “This is the new normal,” Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung told the television channel. Dealing with these types of news cycles, you learn to get good at it. … Read more

Ron DeSantis Is Asked If He’d Be Donald Trump’s Vice President. His Answer Is Telling.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hasn’t announced if he’s running against Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, but he indicated Thursday he would not be Trump’s vice-presidential running mate. (Watch the video below.) Asked by Newsmax’s Eric Bolling if he would consider joining the Trump ticket, DeSantis said: “I think I am probably … Read more

Donald Trump’s Mock Trial Goes Awry On ‘The Tonight Show’

Jimmy Fallon on Thursday imagined how Donald Trump is readying himself for a possible indictment over his hush money payment to porn actor Stormy Daniels. The “Tonight Show” host joked about the former president’s preparation involving a mock trial with Judge Judy. But when Trump testified in the spoof bit, he ended up being flamed … Read more

Texas Newspaper Shreds Donald Trump’s Decision To Hold Rally In Waco

The newspaper’s editorial board on Thursday suggested the location was not so much a dog-whistle to extremists but a “blaring air horn of a Mack 18-wheeler,” given how Waco is inextricably linked to the 1993 Branch Davidian compound siege, which has sparked years-long anti-government conspiracy theories. Waco has become a symbol, “an Alamo of sorts, … Read more

The latest on Donald Trump’s legal issues

It’s been nearly eight years since he rode down the escalator in Trump Tower and more than two years since the January 6, 2021, insurrection, but Donald Trump now faces several instances of legal trouble. Here are some of the most notable investigations: Hush-money payments: Manhattan district attorney New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg appears to be … Read more

Trump’s intensifying legal drama could drag America closer to historic precipice

CNN  —  Donald Trump’s legal limbo appeared to get more precarious on Wednesday. The country gets closer every day to a political and judicial precipice that could see a former president indicted for the first time ever. The ex-commander in chief’s 2024 White House bid would make this historic twist even more inflammatory and amount … Read more