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Trump Explains Why Presidential Immunity Is The Only Option

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Former President Donald Trump expressed confidence in winning the public opinion war against Special Counsel Jack Smith, attributing it to people’s anger over the weaponization of the Justice Department.

Trump also highlighted his immunity argument, stating that his actions related to the 2021 election were part of his presidential duties and should be considered immune.

“I think he [Smith] feels like he’s losing politically because I’m leading everybody by a lot,” said Trump. (Trending: Trump Announces Heartbreaking Melania-Related Health Update)

“I think I’d be leading anyway, but I wouldn’t be leading by this much. People are really angry about the weaponization, about a political opponent, about a really dumb person taking the Justice Department [DOJ] — it’s really easy to figure that out because so many other countries do it, but they’re all third-world countries, and they are banana republics — but people are angry about it,” Trump said.

“They don’t like seeing where someone would use the FBI, the DOJ, and everything to go after a political opponent. This is the most weaponized country. We’re not respected. He [Democrat President Joe Biden] is not respected. Our country is not respected,” he continued.

“What this guy has done to this country in three years is unbelievable. You know, I have a saying I make in a lot of the speeches where I say if you add up the ten worst presidents in the history of our country — all of them, the ten worst, you could add them up cumulatively — they haven’t done the damage that Joe Biden has done to our country,” he continued.

“I think the filing he made this weekend is absolutely ridiculous,” said Trump.

“It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. I can’t speak about Nancy Pelosi turning down 10,000 troops? I can’t speak about him? He doesn’t want me to speak about anything. So, they’re allowed to speak, and they’re allowed to indict me, and they’re allowed to have news conferences, but I’m not allowed to defend myself? Which must mean he thinks I’m very effectively defending myself,” continued the former president.

“The president is entitled to immunity because I wasn’t campaigning — even if I was, I was still entitled to it,” he explained.

“But this has nothing to do with that. This has to do with a rigged and corrupt election, and a president has an obligation to study that, analyze that, see if it’s true, and I happen to believe it’s true 100 percent, and it should be tried as part of this whole trial,” he added.

“With this, the election was over; I was not campaigning,” Trump explained.

“I was not campaigning — the election was over. But what I was doing from the perspective of law enforcement and fairness in elections, I absolutely was — the election was rigged, and the election was stolen, and I was investigating that. I think if you were the president of the United States and you felt that way and you didn’t investigate it, it would be terrible. But that has nothing to do with campaigning — I wasn’t campaigning. Even if you were, you still have immunity. But I had nothing to do with campaigning. I was the president of the United States, and I wanted to make sure our elections were honest and fair, and our elections are not honest and fair,” he continued.

He criticized Smith’s recent filings and expressed his intention to fire Smith if re-elected.

“No, I wouldn’t keep him,” said Trump. “I think he’s a dishonest person,” he added.

Trump also accused President Biden of harming the country by employing Smith and warned about the dangerous precedent set by such actions.

“Biden is hurting our country with this. I think it is really hurting the country. Thus far, it’s obviously been helpful from the standpoint of voting, but he’s really hurting the country,” warned Trump.

The ongoing legal battle and potential delays in the case could extend beyond the 2024 election.

“It sets a very bad precedent because does this mean the next president goes after him because there’s a six-year statute of limitations?” asked Trump.

“Is he opening the door to allowing the next president because of the precedent he sets to go after him? I think it’s a very bad thing. I think we’re going down a very dangerous path,” cautioned the former president.

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