The state of political affairs within the United States continue to become increasingly volatile by the day. Since the presidential election of 2016, many people in the media, so-called political experts and politicians from both major parties have routinely made negative statements regarding the former 45th president of the United States Donald Trump. The Iowa caucus was just held days ago and the primary season has officially begun as Republicans around the country begin the process of choosing their nominee for the general election. While three candidates remain in the running, Trump won by a large margin in the Iowa caucus and garnered over 50% of the vote in that state. Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley both garnered around 20% of the vote.
It is clear that many Republicans around the country remain loyal to Trump; and most real clear politics polls Trump has averaged about 60% of the national Republican vote, leaps and bounds ahead of Haley or DeSantis who poll in the low double digits. Despite this, Trump remains particularly vulnerable as he faces four criminal indictments and a civil fraud case among many other things as the former president continues dealing with serious judicial litigation. Trump has maintained his innocence and claimed that there’s a political witch hunt that has formed against him and that he is the subject of a corrupt system of justice and political institutions at the highest levels.
Joe Tacopina, one of Trump’s lawyers, has withdrawn from all of his cases. Tacopina had represented Trump in one of his fourth indictment cases – one related to a “hush money” scandal with Stormy Daniels. He had also represented him in a more recent sexual battery civil lawsuit. A ruling is expected soon regarding the civil fraud case that Trump faces in New York City. If convicted, it would be the first time in American history that someone was found guilty of fraud without a victim.