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Prof. ST Hsieh

Director, US-China Energy Industry Forum


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February 6, 2024

The US faces a critical Trump dilemma in this general election. But it is not Trump’s fault, rather it is a testimony of the US as a nation is being challenged. Moreover, the seeds of this dilemma were laid years back.

Fundamentally, the US social fabric has been shifting but society does not react properly and timely. For example, the reversal of Roe vs Wade after some 50 years definitely impacted most people’s core values. There are also other controversy issues including gun control, legalization of cannabis, and homeless still lingering. Unfortunately, politicians only debate non-stop without any action.

Secondly, we witness the polarizations of politics as well as politicizing government apparatus. The consequence is dead lock and/or grid lock of government functions. For example, the annual federal budget fights with CR.

Third is the over supplied media with mixed messages from the top to bottom, i.e. from federal government to the state government, county/city create massive confusions. But the one with the loudest bull horns always prevails: there is no right or wrong anymore.

For Trump, he is the master of miscommunications mixing religion, finance, law, court, history, politics etc.

He dazzled his die-hard followers because many of them are helplessly lost in his messages. It is not Trump’s fault alone, because he faces a weak and aged Biden still seeking for reelection.

May be the next generation leaders should take over now!

God Bless America!

Most Americans Want to See Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 Verdict Reached Before the November Election: Poll

Virginia Chamlee

Tue, February 6, 2024 at 5:32 AM PST

Also in the poll, three in four respondents believe Trump would not concede the 2024 election if he lost to Joe Biden on a general ballot

With the timing of Donald Trump‘s criminal trials hanging in the balance, a majority of Americans believe that his fate should be decided before voters head to the polls in November.

A new CNN-SSRS poll shows that 48% of Americans say it’s “essential” that a verdict is reached in his federal 2020 election subversion case before the next election occurs, while another 16% say they’d “prefer” to see a verdict reached prior. A minority of respondents — 11% — say that a trial should be postponed until after votes are cast.

Also in the poll, 74% of respondents said they do not believe Trump would concede the upcoming election if he lost to Joe Biden on the general ballot.

All four of the recent criminal investigations into Trump have led to indictments — the first one making him the only U.S. president to face criminal charges, and the next two further distinguishing him as the only president to face federal charges.

In April 2023, Trump faced a Manhattan judge and pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts involving alleged hush money payments to two women, believed to be (though not named by prosecutors) adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal.

In June 2023, Trump was indicted by a federal grand jury for his alleged mishandling of classified documents after leaving the White House.

And in August, Trump was indicted on four criminal counts by a federal grand jury investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and other efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The original March trial date in that case was postponed just last week while an appeals court considers arguments from Trump’s legal team that he should be immune from prosecution because he had executive privilege as president.

Trump’s fourth indictment came last August after Georgia prosecutors presented evidence to a grand jury regarding the former president’s efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.

Trump is holding onto his lead over Nikki Haley in the Republican presidential primaries, and recently won both the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.

Fewer Americans in new survey expect Trump to concede if he loses in November

Nick Robertson, The Hill

Mon, February 5, 2024 at 9:55 AM PST

The Supreme Court is also expected to rule this month on whether Trump can be on the general election ballot after a court in Colorado ruled that his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots violated the Constitution and disqualified him from office.

Scores of GOP lawmakers support Matt Gaetz resolution saying Donald Trump not insurrectionist

Clyde Hughes, UPS

Tue, February 6, 2024 at 11:38 AM PST·

GOP congressman blames the ‘craze-os’ and media for Trump being removed from ballots in connection with the January 6 riots

Madison Hall, Business Insider

Tue, February 6, 2024 at 10:33 AM PST

  • Years after the January 6 Capitol riots, grand juries have charged Trump in connection with the event.
  • Now, congressional Republicans are filing a resolution absolving him of criminal insurrection.

Over half of US wants Trump election subversion verdict before November, poll says

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