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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin declared that the Supreme Court would deliver a “slam-dunk victory” and reverse former President Donald Trump’s ballot ban.
During a segment Friday morning on “CNN This Morning,” the panel discussed the case that will decide whether states can bar Trump from running for office over his alleged involvement in an insurrection on January 6 because it violated the 14th Amendment.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday morning, and it did not go well for those who want to see Trump banned from the ballot. Toobin spoke about how disastrous the Trump opposition was during oral arguments.
CNN host Phil Mattingly asked: “Our great panel, having solved Poland’s history. Is back with us now. Jeff, I want to start with you. There seemed to be a fairly unanimous opinion outside of the court that the arguments did not go well for Colorado did go well for Trump. Do you believe that’s the case, and if so, why?”
“100% I agree with the case. In fact, I have rarely seen a contested case where the political breakdown did not was not reflected in the oral argument. This was close to unanimous. Justice Sotomayor I a little harder to read, but the other eight. Every argument that was put out in favor of the disqualifying the the Trump candidacy, you know, went nowhere,” Toobin began.
“You know, was he was was he covered by section three of the, of the 14th amendment? Did Colorado have the right to do this? Is the process that they followed correct? All of those arguments seem to go in the direction of letting Trump stay on the ballot. I, from painful experience. I don’t usually like to predict the outcome of Supreme Court cases based on oral argument. I’m going to make an exception and say this was a slam dunk victory in the offing for the Trump campaign!” he added.
Trump responded on Thursday to good news from the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in a landmark legal case to decide whether Trump can be on the ballot in November’s election. The justices were skeptical of Colorado’s decision to disqualify the former president and asked tough questions of the lawyer from the state.
Colorado’s top court previously ruled Trump was not eligible to be on the ballot because he supposedly engaged in insurrection at the US Capitol. Trump appealed the decision, and the justices on Thursday appeared poised to side with the 45th president.
Speaking to reporters outside of Mar-a-Lago, Trump just called the Supreme Court hearing “a very beautiful process,” adding that he hopes democracy will continue.
“So I just say that in watching the Supreme Court today, I thought it was very — it’s a very beautiful process. I hope that democracy of this country will continue, because right now we have a very, very tough situation with all of the radical left ideas, with the weaponization of politics. They weaponized it like it’s never been weaponized before. It’s totally illegal, but they do it anyway,” Trump said.
“And it has to stop. Every one of the court cases and I’m involved, every single one, civil, whether it’s the attorney generals or the district attorneys. You look at Fani in Georgia. They had many meetings with the White House and with the DoJ. They went there, eight hour meetings. It was all staged. It was a phony hoax. And now you’re looking at it and it is a phony hoax. And hopefully that case will be dismissed in short order. It’s a — it’s a disgrace to this country, But they work together with the Justice Department and the White House and not supposed to do that,” Trump added.
“Every one of these cases you see comes out of the White House, it comes out of Biden, it’s election interference, and it’s really very sad. I thought the presentation today was a very good one. I think it was well received — I hope it was well received. You have millions of people that are out there wanting to vote, and they happen to want to vote for me or the Republican Party, or whatever you want to — however you want to phrase it,” Trump continued.
Trump went on to call President Joe Biden “the worst president in the history of our country,” adding that he “can’t put two sentences together.”