Donald Trump news live: DeSantis met with 2024 chants after Florida win as ‘rattled’ Trump vows to leak dirt on him


‘Get ready’: Trump says he’s ‘very likely’ to run for president again in 2024

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has entered a second term despite an ominous threat from Donald Trump before the election, according to forecasts by The Associated Press.

Mr. Trump had warned that Mr. DeSantis could “injure himself very seriously” if he tries to run for president in 2024, as many people have speculated that he could.

Some political agents and pundits see Mr. DeSantis, who achieved national fame by fueling culture wars over race and gender in Florida schools, as a younger, slicker, less gaffe-prone version of Mr. Trump.

Mr Trump still hadn’t congratulated Mr DeSantis over 90 minutes later AP shouted the race, though he had told reporters earlier in the day that he had voted for him in his native Florida.

Meanwhile, the former president himself wasted no time pushing baseless claims of voter fraud and calling on his followers to protest before the mid-term polls are even closed.

Follow below for live updates.


ICYMI: Trump Settles Tomato Lawsuit

Former President Donald Trump has quietly settled a lawsuit against him by protesters allegedly beaten by his private security personnel in the days after he announced his first presidential campaign in 2016.

Attorneys for both Mr. Trump and the protesters told NBC News that the case was settled at the time a jury was selected for trial in a Brooklyn courtroom.

The lawyer representing the protesters, Benjamin Dictor, said the settlement was “an incredible day” for his clients, whom he described as “lifelong activists in the community … standing up to defend the right of speech on public sidewalks.” and have litigated for seven years”.

“Today the matter has been resolved on terms that they are very, very happy with,” he added.

Andrew Feinberg has more.

Megan SheetsNov 9, 2022 05:30


‘These results are ridiculous’

The mood has soured pro-Trump online communitieswhere users are already blaming election fraud for the GOP’s weaker-than-expected results.

“These results are ridiculous,” wrote a poster on The Donald, which models itself as a successor to Reddit’s banned TheDonald sign. “There’s no rhyme or reason. You don’t get a burst of counties in Florida and then magically cross state lines into ‘highly competitive’ territory in Georgia.”

Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia and New York State were singled out as centers of alleged shenanigans (just to be clear, there is no evidence of widespread electoral fraud in today’s vote).

“They keep finding votes for Fetterf*** in manipulated Pennsylvania,” said one user, referring to Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman. “They are 100% about to steal Georgia for [Raphael] Warnock,” said another.

One user was surprised by the apparent victory of New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, saying, “There’s absolutely no goddamn road in God’s green earth. [Kathy] Hochul won… the whole damn map is red, except for three counties.” (Most of New York’s counties are indeed Republican, but nearly 43 percent of the state’s population lives in deep blue New York City.)

Many users blamed the established Republicans for wasting the radical energy unleashed by Mr Trump.

“RNC/GOP, McConnell, McCarthy got the results they wanted,” said one of them. “Tonight was all about splitting the party and strangling populism out of the party. And it worked. Trump will flee, but maybe he shouldn’t do that after tonight.”

Another said: “Trump has been giving the GOP a winning message since 2015. Instead of working with him, they have opposed him every step of the way. This election just proved that they were doing more to stop the America First candidates than she did the radical Dems.”

Io DoddsNov 9, 2022 05:06


Don vs Don

Donald Trump blames apparent defeat of US Senate candidate in New Hampshire Don Bolduc on his insufficient zeal for the so-called Big Lie.

“Don Balduc was a very nice guy, but he lost tonight when, after his big win in the primaries, he disavowed his long-standing stance on electoral fraud in the 2020 presidential primaries,” Trump just told Truth Social. (“Primary” seems to be a typo for “election”).

“If he had stayed strong and faithful, he would have won easily. Lessons learned!’

Bolduc, a former US Army brigadier general, was tipped by some as a potential winner but now looks likely to lose to Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan.

During the Republican primaries, Bolduc had falsely claimed that Trump had won the 2020 presidential election, but changed his stance after winning the nomination.

For anyone wondering, Mr Trump still hasn’t said anything about Ron DeSantis’ Florida victory.

Io DoddsNov 9, 2022 04:44


Lindsey Graham says Trump will have a head start in 2024

South Carolina senator and Trump ally Lindsey Graham has said the former president will have the 2024 race to himself, no matter what Ron DeSantis decides to do.

Asked about the thriving Don-Ron rivalry on NBC News just now Mr Graham said: “This is what I think. President Trump, if he announces next week, which I think he probably will, will have about six months to himself.

“He has the chance to get a wall of money, a [lot] of support, and shut this thing down. And if he doesn’t, I think a lot of people will flee.

“But he’ll get his chance for four or five months where he’ll have this to himself, and we’ll see how he does.”

Commenting on the broader results for Republicans, which were not as strong as some polls had suggested, Mr Graham said: “It’s definitely not a wave, but I think it’s going to be a very good night.”

Io DoddsNov 9, 2022 04:12


Trump delays 2024 announcement until after midterms despite election night plague

Former President Donald Trump ended an hour-long replay of old grievances Monday at a meeting for Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance without announcing his intention to run for president in 2024.

The twice-indicted ex-president has not announced his candidacy for a two-year presidential election, despite allies and confidants spending most of the day before the 2022 midterm elections stoking rumors and hype of a possible 2024 announcement from Mr. Trump.

A staunch ally of the ex-president, Florida Representative Matt Gaetz, even took to Twitter to encourage Mr Trump to pull the trigger for a third presidential run, writing, “Trump should announce tonight.”

Read Andrew Feinberg’s full report:

Megan SheetsNov 9, 2022 04:00


Praise for Rubio, but not for DeSantis

Mr Trump does not appear to have mentioned Ron DeSantis at all in his speech on Mar-a-Lagoinstead praised several other Republican candidates he had endorsed.

“You know, JD Vance is now leading 52-47. We had an incredible rally in Ohio last night,” he said.

“And in Florida, Marco Rubio – we had an incredible rally for Marco the night before, with the heaviest rain I’ve ever seen.”

(He spent a while describing the “huge buckets of water” and other bad weather he actually endured during the Florida.)

“But Marco had a fantastic night,” Trump continued. “That’s really great.

He praised Katie Britt, who just won the US Senate election in Alabama, and Herschel Walker, who is currently neck and neck with incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock in Georgia.

He also praised the media for a bit, saying: “They’re not the nicest people in the world, but they’re financially brilliant… thank you all for coming. Have fun.” Greetings, Don.

Io DoddsNov 9, 2022 03:30


Trump speaks, but only briefly

Donald Trump appears to have ended his speech on Mar-a-Lago after just a few minutes, he spent boasting that the candidates he supported had won their elections.

The audio cut out during the beginning of his speech, but I didn’t hear him mention Ron DeSantis.

Io DoddsNov 9, 2022 03:18


DeSantis now beats Trump in Florida

Here’s a fun fact for Donald Trump: Ron DeSantis appears to have far surpassed the former president’s own performance in the 2020 election.

While Mr. Trump won Florida 51.2 percent, about four points ahead of his Democratic opponent, Mr. DeSantis is expected to win 59.4 percent, according to The New York Times. That’s a staggering 19-point margin over Democrat Charlie Crist.

senator Marco Rubiowho was once dubbed “Little Marco” by Mr. Trump also appears to have outperformed his opponent, winning the state by 58 percent, the Times reported.

MSNBC pundit Steve Kornacki also pointed out that Miami Dade, which became heavily Democratic in 2016, voted by an estimated 53.6 percent for Mr. DeSantis. “Look at that!” exclaimed Mr Kornacki.

Io DoddsNov 9, 2022 03:13


Trump to speak in Mar-a-Lago

We are now waiting for a speech from Donald Trump at his residence in Mar-a-Lagowhere assistants currently move things around the stage.

It’s been more than two hours The Associated Press called Florida’s race for governor for Ron DeSantis, and we still haven’t seen any congratulations from Mr. Trump.

Here’s our livestream from the Mar-a-Lago event:

Io DoddsNov 9, 2022 03:06


ICYMI: When Trump Triggered King Charles

A new book claims that King Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry were reportedly so unhappy with former President Donald Trump’s 2012 comments about Kate Middleton that they unleashed “streams of profanity.”

Earlier this week, News week reported on excerpts obtained from Christopher Andersen’s forthcoming royal biography, The King: The Life of Charles III. The book, due out next week in the US and on December 8 in the UK, explains what happened within the royal family after Trump tweeted contemptuously about Kate Middleton.

Megan SheetsNov 9, 2022 03:00

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