Trump cringingly dubbed ‘Donald Duck’ as he skips GOP debate – live

Trump rails against electric vehicles and wind turbines in Michigan

Donald Trump declared during a speech Wednesday night in the battleground state that he would not select any of his Republican rivals as his candidate for the 2024 run Michigan.

The former president skipped the second GOP debate in California and mocked the participating “job candidates” during his own competitive speech at a non-union auto parts factory.

Meanwhile, the former governor of New Jersey is on the debate stage in California Chris Christie miserably gave Mr. Trump a new nickname for skipping the event: “Donald Duck.”

The event also follows a series of legal setbacks in the numerous criminal and civil cases against him, including, among others new York The judge restricted his ability to do business in the state after finding he had falsely inflated his wealth and assets while building his business empire.

A federal judge overseeing a case involving his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election results has also rejected his attempts to force her to recuse herself.

After a year-long investigation and a $250 million lawsuit from the attorney general, Tuesday’s verdict in the New York case found that Mr. Trump, his adult sons and key associates submitted fraudulent financial reports to lenders and insurers to set up business and to secure financing.


Trump called “Donald Duck” “Donald Duck” while his GOP rivals called him a coward for skipping the debate

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was mocked online Wednesday night after he tried to give Donald Trump a new nickname: “Donald Duck” during the second presidential debate.

“I want to look into the camera now and tell you, Donald, I know you’re watching, you can’t help it,” Mr. Christie said.

“You are not here tonight, not because of the polls and not because of your charges. You are not here tonight because you are afraid to stand on this stage and defend your record. You duck these things.”

“Let me tell you what’s going to happen,” he continued. “You keep doing this and no one up here will call you Donald Trump anymore. We’ll call you Donald Duck.”

The comments, which were met with a mix of cheers and boos in the debate hall, were immediately mocked online.

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Oliver O’ConnellSeptember 28, 2023 10:26 am


Who is Jack Smith: The special counsel who could topple Trump

The USA Ministry of Justice In his role as head of the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Division from 2010 to 2015, the veteran led the anti-corruption effort against several U.S. politicians.

One of those cases involved former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, a Republican, against whom he secured a conviction on bribery charges, although the case was later dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

He also secured a conviction for former GOP Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona, who was sentenced to three years in prison before being pardoned by Mr. Trump.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Smith also served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the Middle District of Tennessee and the Eastern District of New York.

Graeme MassieSeptember 28, 2023 10:05


What is an accusation? Important terms explained as Trump faces multiple criminal charges

The former president pleaded not guilty on August 31 to a series of 13 charges accusing him of running a criminal enterprise to stay in power at all costs.

“As indicated by my signature below, I hereby waive formal charges and declare myself NOT GUILTY to the charges in this case,” the filing reads.

Arraignment was scheduled for Sept. 6 in Fulton County Court.

It would have been the ex-president’s fourth indictment after a Georgia grand jury indicted the ex-president and 18 other defendants on various charges related to their alleged efforts to change the outcome of the 2020 election in the state. The charges stem from a years-long investigation by the Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Graeme MassieSeptember 28, 2023 09:33


Trump rants incoherently and incorrectly about electric vehicles while skipping second GOP debate

The former president visited Michigan a day after Joe Biden joined the strike line of striking auto workers.

Graeme MassieSeptember 28, 2023 09:10


Donald Trump says he doesn’t see a vice president among Republican Party rivals

Donald Trump says he doesn’t see a vice president among Republican Party rivals

Graeme MassieSeptember 28, 2023 7:56 am


DeSantis Blames Trump for Not Attending GOP Debate: ‘Missing’

Donald Trump chose to speak in Michigan rather than attend debates in California.

Graeme MassieSeptember 28, 2023 7:03 am


Biden’s campaign trolls Trump event by buying ads on Fox News

The two 30-second spots, one targeting the former president and the other targeting voters in the Latino community, were shown simultaneously on Fox News and Univision starting at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

Graeme MassieSeptember 28, 2023 06:06


The GOP debate turns messy as candidates turn on Ramaswamy over China, voting and the border

Rivals are prepared with barbs at the rising GOP candidate.

Graeme MassieSeptember 28, 2023 05:05


Trump says he will not choose a Republican to run for the vice presidential nomination

Former President Branded Rivals Who Attended Second GOP Debate As ‘Job Candidates’

Graeme MassieSeptember 28, 2023 3:54 am


Biden attacks Trump’s record on auto workers as former president travels to Michigan

The likely 2020 rivals deliver dueling and contrasting performances in Michigan amid the UAW strike.

Graeme MassieSeptember 28, 2023 02:02

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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