Trump’s plans and rhetoric suggest a second term would represent one of the darkest chapters of American life—one that looks increasingly likely as polls show Trump in a toss-up race with President Joe Biden.
Trump posts on his Truth Social platform dozens of times a day and his messages there are becoming increasingly angry, violent, and dark, suggesting a second term in the White House could be even more extreme than his first.
A new CNN/SSRS poll found that Trump’s support among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote has fallen from 53% to 47% since his indictment earlier this month.
The former president faces charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy, as well as willful retention of national defense secrets, a violation of the Espionage Act.
A jury awarded magazine writer E. Jean Carroll $5 million in compensatory and punitive damages. Since this was a civil case, however, the former president will not face jail time.
In the days following former president Donald Trump’s indictment, solicitations from his 2024 joint fundraising committee began. The committee has reportedly raised $7 million so far, fulfilling a goal of “spurring donations from the former president’s outraged supporters.”
Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told the New York Times that the former president wanted investigations into those he believed to be his enemies, including former FBI director James Comey and former FBI official Andrew McCabe.