The United States remains polarized, engulfed in a tense political battle and a steep cultural war which grows deeper in division with each day. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the widespread civil unrest that followed during the summer, and the 2020 election which ousted Trump from office the nation remains deadlocked in a political and cultural battle. In recent developments, four criminal indictments have been levied against Mr. Trump. One of these indictments originates in the state of Georgia and is based around the assertion that the former president sought to unlawfully interfere with and overturn the results of the 2020 election. Trump continues to deny any wrongdoing and calls the charges an unfair and politicized perversion of the law.
Trump refuses to back down, and instead has once again repeated his claim that the 2020 election was stolen. On August 15th, Trump announced on his social media platform Truth Social that he would be releasing yet another report that would prove significant election irregularities. Trump stated that a sizeable summation on the 2020 election in the Peach state which demonstrates fraud would be presented on Monday, August 21st in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump has since decided against sharing his document and cancelled the press conference following advice from his attorneys.
Despite the widespread unpopularity of this claim and Trumps poor approval ratings among key moderate and independent voters, he remains the Republican frontrunner for the presidential nomination less than a year away from the 2024 election. While he enjoys a massive lead in the GOP primaries, there are still attempts to disqualify him from seeking the presidency. A judge in Colorado ruled recently that Trump had engaged in an “insurrection” after the 2020 election, and many leftist activists have filed to have him removed from the presidential ballot in many states across the country. It remains to be seen whether or not Trump will be allowed to run in 2024.