Trump news today: Musk says he prefers a ‘less divisive’ candidate in 2024

Trump news today: Musk says he prefers a ‘less divisive’ candidate in 2024

Biden taunts Trump as “the great MAGA king” in economics speech.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he prefers a “less divisive” candidate than Donald Trump for 2024, despite wanting Twitter to lift the former president’s ban.

“While I think a less divisive candidate would be better in 2024, I still think Trump should be restored on Twitter,” he said on Twitter Thursday.

Also on Thursday, the Jan. 6 Standby Committee investigating the 2021 attack issued subpoenas to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers who are close allies of Donald Trump: Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan , Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs of Arizona , and Mo Brooks of Alabama. Everyone was given the opportunity to testify voluntarily.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has suggested action could be taken against Republicans if they fail to comply with the Jan. 6 panel subpoenas.

And the Justice Department is now investigating whether former President Trump or one of his associates violated federal law by mishandling classified documents that ended up in Mar-a-Lago instead of the national archives at the end of his term.

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Poll: Can Trump be back on Twitter?

Donald Trump could soon be back on Twitter after Elon Musk said he plans to end the former US President’s ban. And we want to know your opinion.

Mr Musk, who is in the process of buying the social media network, said the decision to block Trump in January 2021 was “morally bad” and “a mistake”.

We want to know what you think. Do you think Trump should be allowed to return to Twitter? Vote in the poll below and let us know in the comments which answer you chose and why.

Andrew NaughtieMay 13, 2022 10:35 am

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The up-and-coming “Ultra Maga” contestant challenges Hannity and Oz to a debate

Kathy Barnette, the far-right Pennsylvania Senate candidate whose last-minute polls have alarmed many in the pro-Trump establishment, has pushed back a torrent of negative reporting from Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who openly supports her rival, Trump-backed Dr. Mehmed Oz.

Ms Barnette was the subject of widespread negative coverage of Mr Hannity’s show last night – and she was even attacked by Mr Trump himself, with the ex-president saying in a statement that she “will never be able to vote against the general election.” to win the Radical Left Democrats”.

Andrew NaughtieMay 13, 2022 10:00 am

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Fading pro-Trump candidate loses 2020 election challenge

David Perdue, the former Georgia senator who has Donald Trump’s support in this year’s gubernatorial primary, has suffered a humiliating setback in his attempts to challenge the state’s 2020 election outcome when a judge dismissed a lawsuit he dismissed as the product of “Speculation, Conjecture, and Paranoia”.

Mr Perdue has failed to rise in the polls despite the support of Mr Trump and despite an increasingly aggressive public attitude. He has remained fully focused on the 2020 outcome and the alleged illegality of Joe Biden’s presidency, but Republican voters in Georgia appear unmoved despite their support for Mr Trump.

The lawsuit, filed with a Republican voter, sought a statement from the judge that 16 former county election officials violated the Georgia Constitution in their oversight of voting.

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Andrew NaughtieMay 13, 2022 9:15 am

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Donald Trump Jr. says Pompeo is “smart enough” not to face his father in 2024

Donald Trump Jr. has said Mike Pompeo is smart enough not to run against the former president in 2024.

In an interview with Newsmax, Mr Trump was asked if Mr Pompeo wanted to run in 2024 and if it would “test his side”.

Mr Trump responded, saying that there are “a bunch of people out there testing the waters out there”.

“He’s smart enough to probably know that he shouldn’t or wouldn’t run against Donald Trump,” he added.

Srivasti DasguptaMay 13, 2022 08:39

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Musk says he prefers a “less divisive” candidate than Trump in 2024

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he prefers a “less divisive” candidate than Donald Trump for 2024, despite wanting Twitter to lift the former president’s ban.

“While I think a less divisive candidate would be better in 2024, I still think Trump should be restored on Twitter,” he said on Twitter Thursday.

Earlier Tuesday, Mr Musk told a Financial Times conference that Twitter’s decision to ban Mr Trump was “morally bad”.

Also on Thursday, Mr Musk said on Twitter that President Joe Biden beat Mr Trump in the 2020 presidential election because “everyone just wanted less drama.”

Srivasti DasguptaMay 13, 2022 07:20

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House Majority leader signals possible action against Republicans subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has suggested action could be taken against Republicans if they fail to comply with the Jan. 6 panel subpoenas.

The Jan. 6 Standby Committee investigating the 2021 attack has issued subpoenas to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers who are close allies of Donald Trump: Ohio Representatives Jim Jordan and Scott Perry from Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs from Arizona and Mo Brooks from Alabama.

“No one is above the law,” Mr Hoyer was quoted as saying to Fox News Digital on Thursday.

“We will take the same actions that we would take with anyone else who would refuse,” he added.

When asked about the possibility of failing to comply with the subpoenas, Mr Hoyer said: “If you’re willing to tell the truth, why should you care? If you’re not willing to tell the truth, it might worry you.”

Srivasti DasguptaMay 13, 2022 6:55 am

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Trump media company hires producers for ‘MAGA version of Netflix’

Donald Trump’s media company is hiring for its upcoming streaming TV service and hopes to be a rival for existing streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) announced in an advertisement published on Wednesday that it is looking for a content development manager to create programs for its new streaming service TMTG+.

The content development manager will “create and develop internal concepts for original unscripted content, short series episodes and specials,” “keep abreast of developing trends across networks,” and “keep an eye on emerging talent and forthcoming unscripted programs.” ad said.

The ad states that the streaming service will be “a ‘big tent’ platform offering broad-based entertainment rooted in free speech.”

In another ad, the company posted a requirement for a content acquisition professional “to oversee content licensing and acquisitions.”

According to TMTG’s vision on the company’s website, the conglomerate is a response to “liberal bias” in the media.

(FILE) A slide deck showing TMTG’s competitors as rumored to be Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Disney+, CNN, iHeart Media

(Trump Media and Technology Group)

Srivasti DasguptaMay 13, 2022 6:30 am

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Anti-abortion groups are urging states to oppose laws criminalizing abortion

More than 70 leading national and state anti-abortion groups have urged state legislators to oppose laws that would criminalize women for abortion.

“We state unequivocally that any measure aimed at criminalizing or punishing women is not pro-life, and we strongly oppose such efforts,” the groups wrote in an open letter on Thursday.

Signatories to the letter include National Right to Life, Susan B. Anthony List, Americans United for Life, March for Life Action and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, CNN reported.

The letter added that if Roe vs Wade is quashed, “this will be a tremendous opportunity for states to create enduring policies that can stand the test of time.”

“Victims of abortion need our compassion and support, as well as direct access to counseling and social services in the days, weeks, months and years after an abortion,” they said.

Pro-choice protesters are seen through police barricades in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on May 11, 2022

(AFP via Getty Images)

Srivasti DasguptaMay 13, 2022 06:10

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Yellen calls for new regulation after crypto meltdown

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen reacted to cryptocurrency’s recent sharp fall in value, saying on Thursday that additional federal regulation was needed to respond to the surge in speculative investment in the currency, the secrecy of which is a key part of its appeal.

“We really need a regulatory framework to protect us from the risks,” Yellen said during a House hearing on cryptocurrencies called stablecoins Thursday. Citing the rapid increase in the use of digital assets, she added: “We really need a comprehensive framework so that there are no loopholes in regulation.”

Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency pegged to a specific value, usually the dollar, another currency, or gold. Its parity with the dollar makes it theoretically stable. However, the volatility in the cryptocurrency market this week challenged that premise.

Crypto meltdown prompts Yellen to call for new regulation

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is reacting to cryptocurrency’s recent sharp decline, saying additional federal regulation is needed to respond to the surge of speculative investment in the currency, whose secrecy is a key part of its appeal

Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 5:45 am

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Psaki says she will miss her daily confrontations with Fox News reporter Peter Doocy

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says she will miss her briefing room with Fox News’ Peter Doocy when she leaves the job this week.

Ms. Psaki was involved in a series of feuds with Mr. Doocy during her tenure as chief ambassador in the Biden administration.

She told a Christian Science Monitor Incident on Thursday that she will “miss” Mr. Doocy’s questioning and insisted the pair have “a very good professional relationship.”

Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 05:22

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