Top officials from Donald Trump’s campaign and the Colorado Republican Party discussed plans after the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove Trump from the Republican primary ballot.
The Colorado GOP plans to appeal the decision and potentially hold a caucus instead of a primary election.
“I certainly expressed to Clayton you know, Colorado Republicans would love to see [Trump] come out so that they can, you know, give them a good show of support. And I’m sure he’ll go ahead and pass that on to the president,” Dave Williams, chair of the Colorado GOP said. (Trending: Founding Dixie Chick Member Dies Unexpectedly)
“We would welcome him to come out but we understand if he needs to focus on Iowa.”
Trump’s aides see the decision as a legal nuisance and a political opportunity.
They are now aiming to leverage the matter against Biden, framing him as a threat to democracy.
“We need to be able to highlight what Biden and his team are doing, disenfranchising voters on a wide scale, not just on a national scale, but in these states and what they’re doing is taking democracy out of the hands of the public, out of the voters,” Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung said.
Meanwhile, Biden has labeled Trump and the MAGA movement as a threat to democracy, citing Trump’s post-election behavior and statements about being a “dictator for a day.”
Trump’s allies are hoping the decision complicates matters for Biden and gives them political leverage ahead of the Iowa caucuses.