While speaking in Iowa on Saturday, former President Donald Trump said that Democrats were having an “absolute meltdown” after a Colorado court rejected efforts to ban him from the state’s 2024 ballot.
The ruling follows similar decisions from courts in Minnesota and Michigan, where suits were filed claiming that Trump was not eligible to run for office because of the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause.
In Colorado, District Judge Sarah Wallace ruled on Friday that Trump did “engage in an insurrection” but added that she found the insurrection clause didn’t apply to presidents.
Trump held a rally in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Saturday night, where he discussed the decision from Wallace.
“Today, the radical left Democrats and their allies in the fake news media … are having an absolute meltdown because last night our campaign won a gigantic court victory in Colorado,” Trump said.
Trump didn’t hold back from going after Wallace, as he called her a “radical left judge who was saying a lot of things that weren’t nice.” However, he went on to say that “in the end, she saw the light.”
The former president made his visit to the state as Iowa’s Jan. 15, 2024, Republican caucus grows near. While Trump may still maintain a massive lead over his fellow Republicans and President Biden, he warned supporters not to get complacent.
“You know the worst thing you can do is say, ‘Oh, you know we’re going to stay because he’s leading by so much.’ Get out and vote,” Trump said.
While speaking before his supporters, Trump also took a shot at Biden, who has been trailing his predecessor in recent polling.
“Under crooked Joe Biden, we have uncontrolled inflation, an invasion of our southern border, rampant crime, wars in Europe, and a war that just started in the Middle East,” Trump said.