Trump informs fans that his $355 million fraud fine constitutes electoral meddling.

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Waterford Township, Michigan/Irmo, South Carolina (Reuters) -On Saturday, Donald Trump slammed the New York judge who found he must pay $354.9 million in penalties for illegally overstating his net worth to defraud lenders, telling thousands of supporters at a campaign event that the verdict was an “election interference ploy.”
Addressing supporters for the first time since Justice Arthur Engoron imposed heavy financial penalties on him on Friday, Trump claimed without evidence that the judge was part of a “left-wing” plan to prevent him from being president again.

The former Republican president, the frontrunner for his party’s presidential nomination, told a Michigan audience that “these repulsive abuses of power are not just an attack on me, they are an attack on all Americans.”
Trump also repeated his claim that his 2020 election loss to Democratic U.S. President Joe Biden was caused by electoral fraud.

Engoron also prohibited Trump from functioning as an officer or director in any New York corporation for three years. The court stated about Trump and his co-defendants, “Their complete lack of contrition and remorse borders on pathological.”

Letitia James, New York’s Attorney General, accused Trump and his family businesses of overstating their net worth by up to $3.6 billion per year for a decade to trick bankers into providing them better loan terms.

Trump informs fans that his $355 million fraud fine constitutes electoral meddling.

Trump spoke shortly after Nikki Haley, his final challenger for the Republican presidential nomination, addressed an event in South Carolina.

On Saturday morning, Haley wasted no time in attacking Trump following Friday’s verdict, which dealt him another judicial defeat in a civil dispute that threatened his real estate enterprise.

Trump also faces four state and federal criminal prosecutions, one of which is set to begin in New York on March 25 for alleged hush money payments to a porn star. That implies Trump will be the first former US president to face criminal charges.

Haley constantly believes that “chaos” surrounds Trump and that he cannot be an effective president or contender due to his numerous legal issues.

“He is going to court in March and April. He has court appearances scheduled for May and June. “He has stated that he will spend more time in court than on the campaign trail,” Haley told Fox News.

Following recent nominating contest victories in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, Trump is on the verge of earning the Republican presidential nomination and a potential general election rematch with Biden.

Michigan is an important battleground state that could decide the outcome in November. This year, Michigan Republicans will allocate their presidential delegates through a primary on February 27 and a caucus on March 2.

Trump informs fans that his $355 million fraud fine constitutes electoral meddling.

Trump pushed his supporters to participate in the nominating contests, hoping to generate momentum in the state. But Trump, who has sought to criticize Biden’s mental acuity and proclivity for gaffes, told the audience both accurate and erroneous dates.

“Remember, the primary is Tuesday, February 27th. We must vote to set the stage for November. Go vote. “November 27th,” Trump announced.

Trump again restated his goal to remove early voting and criticized mail-in voting, which Democrats support.

Some Republicans have cautioned that Trump’s resistance to mail-in voting will deter some party members from casting ballots.

“Mailed-in voting is completely corrupt. “Get that through your head,” Trump stated.

Prior to his event in Michigan, Trump attended a sneaker fan conference in Philadelphia, where he debuted his own sneaker line adorned with American flag insignia in gold.

“I’ve wanted to do this for a long time,” Trump remarked, before encouraging young people to vote.

Haley, who faces no clear path to the Republican nomination, has refused to resign. She is making a potential last stand in her home state of South Carolina, where the primary is held on February 24, and she is trailing Trump in opinion polls.

Trump informs fans that his $355 million fraud fine constitutes electoral meddling.

At her speech on Saturday evening, Haley also chastised Trump for failing to remark on the death of Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. Trump failed to mention Navalny during his Michigan speech.

According to Russia’s jail authorities, Navalny, 47, died Friday at the “Polar Wolf” Arctic penal colony. The West, including Biden, blamed Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for the tragedy. Western leaders did not provide evidence.

Haley, addressing an audience in Irmo, South Carolina, accused Trump of previously cozying up to Putin. She also referenced to a speech Trump gave on February 10 in which he stated that he would “encourage” Russia to do “whatever the hell they want” to any NATO member that did not pay enough on defense.

“Trump is siding with a thug who kills his own political opponents,” Haley said in a statement.

(Reporting by Nathan Layne and Gram Slattery). Additional reporting by Jason Lange. Writing by Tim Reid. Editing by Alistair Bell, Nick Zieminski, and Michael Perry.

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