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Trump attacks Colorado Supreme Court decision to exclude him from primaries

Miami, US, Dec 20 (EFE).- The former president of the United States, Donald Trump, on Wednesday denounced the decision of the Colorado Supreme Court to exclude him from the Republican primaries in the state for his role in the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

“This is a sad day in America,” wrote the former president (2017-2021) on his social network Truth, in response to the decision issued on Tuesday by the highest court in Colorado, which has no precedent in the United States.

“What a shame for our country!!!” added Trump in another publication on the social network, where he also suggested that the United States is becoming a “banana republic” and that the decision is another example of “electoral interference,” as he has previously claimed after judicial decisions against him.

In another post, he asserted that President Joe “Biden should drop all of these fake political indictments against me, both criminal and civil. Every case I fight is the work of the DOJ & the White House. No such a thing has never happened in our country before (…),” said the former president in an all-caps post.

There is no indication that the Department of Justice or the White House had anything to do with the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision, whose justices cited the 14th Amendment, which prohibits people who have participated in a rebellion from holding a popularly elected office.

Based on that 1868 amendment, the Colorado Supreme Court ordered the secretary of state to remove the former president’s name from the ballot in the state’s Republican Party primary.

According to the Trump campaign’s spokesmen, the former president plans to take the matter to the US Supreme Court, which will have the final say.

On his social network, Trump published an excerpt of the interview that George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley gave to the conservative Fox network after the ruling was announced.

“This country is a powder keg, and this court is just throwing matches at it,” warned the academic, who opposed the decision by the Colorado Supreme Court, which is made up entirely of judges appointed by Democratic Party governors.

Colorado will hold its presidential primary on March 5, known as Super Tuesday, a key date when 16 states will vote and could decide the race.

The Republican primaries begin next Jan. 15 with the Iowa caucuses, and Trump is the favorite, according to all the polls, to face the current president, Democrat Joe Biden, again in the November 2024 elections for the White House. EFE

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