Former President Donald Trump said “all I want” is for the general election to be held on Tuesday after an easy caucus victory in Nevada, a good day at the Supreme Court and a bad day for President Joe Biden.
Trump appeared on stage at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino and reveled in his resounding double victory in Nevada (Thursday’s caucuses called the former president with less than 1 percent of the vote and Tuesday’s primary result) when Trump It wasn’t on the list. ballot: embarrassing rival Nikki Haley.
He also hinted that he believed the Supreme Court would rule in his favor, allowing him to remain on the ballot nationwide, after at oral arguments last Thursday even liberal justices seemed skeptical about ruling him out.
‘Is there any way we can call elections for next Tuesday? That’s all I want,” Trump told the crowd. “I want to call the election next Tuesday.”
Surprisingly, Trump did not address President Joe Biden’s chaotic day: Special counsel Robert Hur’s classified documents report calls attention to the 81-year-old president’s “diminished faculties,” referring to him as a well-intentioned old man with a bad memory. .’
Former President Donald Trump said at his victory party in Las Vegas on Thursday night that he wanted the general election to happen now.
Supporters of former President Donald Trump attend a late-night victory party at the Nevada caucus in Las Vegas.
When Biden addressed the report in a surprise news conference Thursday night, he made another mistake: saying Egypt’s president was from “Mexico.”
Trump also made a slight mistake when speaking to supporters about Tuesday night’s Nevada primary, accidentally putting the action on Wednesday.
“And last night, and you know what happened last night, none of the above,” he said with a laugh.
Without Trump’s name on the ballot, his supporters selected “none of these candidates,” and that choice won over Haley, who did not actively campaign in the state, protesting the decision by the Trump-aligned Nevada Republican Party to to move forward with a caucus after the state legislature voted that primaries should be held.
‘I wouldn’t want to congratulate any of the above. “I was one of those who are never above,” Trump said, laughing. “And they won by 44 points.”
The 2024 Republican front-runner then moved on to Thursday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court.
‘Hopefully the Supreme Court will do something to help our country and preserve democracy. “We have to preserve democracy,” Trump said.
He appointed three of the nine current judges on the conservative-leaning court.
‘I think they had a very interesting day and perhaps a very beautiful day. “I think it was a very nice spectacle to see,” added the former president.
As Trump prepared to deliver his victory remarks, his Nevada-based representatives and allies flocked to a ballroom on Treasure Island.
North Dakota’s surrogate governor, Doug Burgum, a former 2024 rival who now endorses Trump, told DailyMail.com that he believed the Justice Department’s report on Biden could change the trajectory of the presidential race.
‘I think this will change things more for the Democrats because they will have to decide. I mean, they effectively built an entire campaign around, “We’re going to stick with the horse we have in the race and block everyone else from participating in this.” But I think they see that their luck is starting to fail,” Burgum said. “They’ll be scrambling to see what they can do.”
“But it’s a hard sell to the American people because the American people could see it. I mean, think of Biden’s press conference today as a milestone in this campaign where people could talk about this as a turning point for Biden’s campaign. ‘added the governor of North Dakota.
Several hours before the result in Nevada, Trump also scored a victory in the US Virgin Islands caucuses.
He won 73.9 percent of the vote, compared to Haley’s 26 percent, and is expected to take all the islands’ available delegates.
‘Great news!’ Trump wrote in Truth Social on Thursday. “As we land in Nevada, preparing to go to the Caucus, the news just came in that we overwhelmingly won the Virgin Islands Caucus, ALL the delegates, with almost 75% of the vote.”
‘This has been a great day for your favorite president, the Republican Party and democracy!’ he pointed out, likely references not only his victory, but also the Justice Department report and SCOTUS arguments.
Trump’s Las Vegas-based senior adviser Kash Patel told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that winning Nevada is the “key to the West,” while drawing parallels between demographics and voter priorities in the state. of Silver and in Arizona: a must-win in 2024.
Nevada turned blue in 2016 and 2020, but Arizona was a red state that turned blue in 2020, and which Trump and Biden see as a priority to reach the White House in 2024.
Nevada voters wait in line to enter a caucus site at Spanish Springs Elementary School in Sparks, Nevada, on Thursday, Feb. 8, following Tuesday’s primary election where Nikki Haley lost to “none of these candidates.”
Trump held his late-night caucus party at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, seen at its peak as the former president’s famous gold Trump Tower hotel looms over the Las Vegas Strip.
While Tuesday’s primary election was only symbolic after the Nevada Republican Party decided that all delegates would be awarded at Thursday’s caucuses, Trump was still the biggest winner that night.
Haley came in second in the primary behind the ‘none of these candidates’ option, which offered voters the opportunity to vote for no one, an effort led by Trump’s senior adviser Kash Patel.
Haley’s surprising defeat demonstrates that Trump supporters are so fired up and mobilized that they were willing to show up twice to vote symbolically and then vote for the former president.
“We stood in line at the South Reno Caucus to vote for President Trump,” former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter, along with a video of a massive line of people waiting to enter the site. of the caucus.
“There’s snow on the ground, it’s a cold night and people walked miles to stand in line for an hour or more,” he said. ‘Trump is the only person they can vote for, but they want to make his voice heard. Great sign!’
Trump only participated in the caucuses after the Republican Party said that any candidate who registered for the primary was excluded from the race two days later.