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Biden Says It’s ‘Self Evident’ Trump Supported Insurrection

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump was disqualified from the state’s 2024 primary ballot.

MILWAUKEE, WI — President Joe Biden on Wednesday said it was ‘self evident’ that former President Donald Trump supported an insurrection in 2020.

Speaking from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the President told reporters that he would not comment on what the court should decide but added there’s “no question” Trump was in favor of supporting an insurrection.

“Well I think certainly it’s self-evident,” Biden said. “You saw it all. Now whether the 14th Amendment applies, I’ll let the court make that decision. But he certainly supported an insurrection.” 

“No question about it — none, zero. And he seems to be doubling down on everything,” he added.

Biden’s comments came less than 24 hours after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump was disqualified from the state’s 2024 primary ballot over his alleged role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The ruling, which focuses on section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, is the first of its kind in the United States.

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“A majority of the court holds that President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution,” the Colorado ruling said. “Because he is disqualified, it would be a wrongful act under the Election Code for the Colorado Secretary of State to list him as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot.”

The court wrote in its opinion that Secretary of State Jena Griswold “may not list President Trump’s name on the 2024 presidential primary ballot, nor may she count any write-in votes cast for him.”

The court also said if the case is taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court before January 4, the pause will remain in effect and Colorado will be required to include Trump’s name on the primary ballot.

In recent months, Biden has stepped up his criticism of Trump, calling the “MAGA philosophy” to “semi-fascism”.

“What we’re seeing now is the beginning of the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy,” Biden said in an August 2022 event. “It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism.”

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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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