Lara Trump urges Americans living near to the southern border to ‘arm up, get guns’ and prepare to ‘take matters into their own hands’ against migrants

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Lara Trump said that migrants should never make the “dangerous journey” into the US via the southern border.

  • Lara Trump urged those living on the southern US border to “arm up” against migrants.
  • She also said that migrants should not make the “dangerous journey” into the US, during a Fox News appearance.
  • Her comments were met with outrage online, with some calling it “incitement to violence.”
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Lara Trump urged Americans living on the southern border to “arm up and get guns and be ready” during an appearance on Fox News on Saturday evening.

Former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law was discussing President Joe Biden’s “disgraceful” plans for border security with Judge Jeanine Pirro.

“I don’t know what you tell the people who live at the southern border,” Trump said. “I guess they better arm up and get guns and be ready, and maybe they’re going to have to start taking matters into their hands.”

She then commented on migrants attempting to cross the border into the US. “These people should never make this dangerous journey here,” Trump added.

Trump was criticized on social media for her comments, with some saying that her words could promote vigilante violence.

There has been a significant influx of migrants arriving at the southern US border since the start of the year.

Since Biden became president, record numbers of migrants have tried to enter the US via Mexico. US authorities intercepted 180,034 migrants along the Mexico border in May, The Washington Post reported.

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Lara Trump says her potential Senate run is a ‘no for now, not no forever’

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Former President Donald Trump, right, listens as his daughter-in-law Lara Trump speaks at the North Carolina Republican Convention Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Greenville, NC.

  • Lara Trump said she’s not running for Senate in North Carolina in 2022, but may in the future.
  • The daughter-in-law of the former president was rumored to be considering a bid.
  • Former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd on Saturday instead.
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Lara Trump announced Saturday evening she would not be running for Senate in 2022, knocking down months of rumors and speculation while leaving open the possibility for a future bid.

“I am saying no for now, not no forever,” the North Carolina native told an audience at the North Carolina GOP state convention.

The daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump cited her two young children as the main reasons she wouldn’t run. She added that one is just a year old and the other is 3.

“When you do something, you give 100%. That is the only way to operate,” she said. “At the right time, I would absolutely love to come back and consider running for something here in my home state because I love it dearly.”

Donald Trump lauded Lara Trump, saying she would have been “tough” to defeat.

“But I think she did the right thing for her and for her family,” he added.

Instead, Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd in his speech Saturday evening, noting that a number of potential candidates had waited until Lara Trump had made her decision before announcing their candidacies.

“He will fight like hell. He will fight like nobody fights,” he said.

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Trump endorses GOP Rep. Ted Budd for 2022 Senate race at North Carolina GOP convention

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Former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina in the 2022 North Carolina Senate race.

  • Former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd in the 2022 North Carolina Senate race.
  • Before choosing Budd, Lara Trump announced that she would not be a candidate in the election.
  • In making his selection, Trump passed over former Gov. Pat McCrory and former Rep. Mark Walker.
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During the North Carolina GOP Convention on Saturday, former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd for the Senate seat being vacated by three-term Sen. Richard Burr in 2022.

The endorsement came after Tar Heel native Lara Trump, the wife of presidential son Eric Trump, declined to run for the seat, after her name was floated for a potential run for months.

In a speech to the Republican faithful, Lara Trump cited the ages of her two young children in making the decision not to run, but she didn’t completely shut the door to politics.

“No for now,” she said, thanking her supporters in the crowd. “Not no forever.”

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After Lara Trump left the podium, the former president immediately pivoted to the Senate race, calling Budd “your next senator.”

“This is a complete, and total endorsement,” he said.

In selecting Budd, who has served in the House since 2017, Trump shunned the candidacies of former Gov. Pat McCrory and former Rep. Mark Walker, conservative politicians who were angling for his coveted endorsement.

Next year, Republicans hope to build on their gains in North Carolina, as they’ve been successful in state legislative races and with Trump’s statewide wins in 2016 and 2020.

But Democrats control the Governor’s Mansion and are eager to gain a true foothold in this politically-tricky Southern state and expand their razor-thin Senate majority.

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Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara tells Fox News there are ‘no plans’ for him to be reinstated as president in August

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Lara Trump, wife of US President Donald Trump’s son Eric, addresses the Republican National Convention in a pre-recorded speech at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC, on August 26, 2020.

  • Lara Trump pushed back on the theory that Trump could be reinstalled in the White House in August.
  • “As far as I know, there are no plans for Donald Trump to be in the White House in August,” she told Fox News.
  • The baseless theory has been pushed by election fraud conspiracists Mike Lindell and Sidney Powell.
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Lara Trump on Thursday pushed back on the baseless notion that her father-in-law, former President Donald Trump, could be reinstated in the White House in August.

“As far as I know, there are no plans for Donald Trump to be in the White House in August,” she told “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade. “Maybe there’s something I don’t know, Brian, but no, I think that is a lot of folks getting a little worked up about something because maybe there wasn’t enough pushback from the Republican side, so no, I have not heard any plans for Donald Trump to be installed in the White House in August.”

She also appeared to blame mainstream media outlets for reporting that Trump believes he’ll be reinstalled, saying, “I think you should take a look at who those networks are and who is pushing that out.”

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Lara, the wife of Trump’s son Eric, became a Fox News contributor in March and is a rumored potential contender for the Republican nomination for a Senate seat in North Carolina.

This idea that Donald Trump will be back in the White House in the summer stemmed from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell who has spent the last several months pushing false and preposterous claims of the 2020 election being rigged.

Lindell first claimed in an appearance on Steve Bannon’s podcast in March that he would be presenting bombshell evidence to the Supreme Court of foreign countries and “communism coming in” and stealing the 2020 presidential election from Trump. This evidence, he claimed, would result in Trump being “reinstalled” in the White House in August.

Sidney Powell, a lawyer who’s filed several failed election-related lawsuits and pushed outlandish conspiracy theories about hacked voting machines, again shared the baseless reinstatement theory at a conference of QAnon supporters in Dallas, Texas, over the weekend.

On Tuesday, The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reported that the theory has made its way to Trump, who has been telling allies that he now thinks he’ll be reinstated in the White House in a couple months.

Aside from Lindell’s lack of evidence of this massive fraud, which he’s had months to produce, there is no constitutional mechanism for the Supreme Court to overturn an election because the president is elected state by state in the Electoral College, not by a national vote.

There is also no constitutional framework for a former president to be “reinstated” in the White House.

The only way for Biden to removed from office at this point would be through the impeachment process, and that wouldn’t result in Trump being reinstalled either.

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Eric and Lara Trump spent $3.2 million on a mansion in Jupiter, Florida, in the gated community next door to Don Jr. and Kimberly

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Eric Trump and his wife Lara arrive for outgoing US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s departure at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021.

  • Eric and Lara Trump bought a $3.2 million estate in Jupiter, Florida, in March.
  • It’s located in a gated community owned by former President Donald Trump in Palm Beach County.
  • The couple is the latest Trump family member to buy property in South Florida.
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Eric Trump and his wife Lara are the latest members of their famous family to scoop up premium real estate in south Florida.

The couple bought a mansion in Jupiter, Florida, located in Palm Beach County, for $3.2 million in March, property records show. A December real estate listing for the five-bed, seven-bathroom property said it was the largest home in the Trump National Golf Club gated community.

“Breathtaking preserve & golf views surround this luxurious, completely renovated, private estate home located on the largest lot in the exclusive gated community of Trump National Golf Club,” it said. “The exterior has been designed like a Tuscany estate while the interior has a transitional contemporary feel.”

Read more: Trump plots temporary move from Mar-a-Lago north to New Jersey

The listing, which features photos of the property, also says the home has two master bedrooms, his and hers closets, and a safe room, as well as a backyard with a pool, kitchen, and a full cabana bath.

The Trump National Golf Club is owned by Eric Trump’s father and former president Donald Trump, who bought the club from Ritz-Carlton in 2012.

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Vehicles belonging to US President Donald Trump’s motorcade are seen at the Trump National Golf Club on February 2, 2019, in Jupiter, Florida.

The community is next door to another luxurious gated community, Admirals Cove, where Don Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, spent $9.7 million on a six-bedroom, 11-bathroom waterfront mansion.

Donald Trump also relocated to Palm Beach, Florida, after leaving office, and took up residence at his Mar-a-Lago resort along with his wife, Melania, and son Barron. Though Insider’s Tom LoBianco reported the family is temporarily relocating to Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, for the summer.

Former first daughter Ivanka Trump has also settled in Florida, further south in Miami. Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner spent $32 million in December on an empty lot in a private island community known as Miami’s ‘Billionaire Bunker.’ The couple is staying in a luxury oceanfront rental until their new home is ready, The Miami Herald reported.

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Trump hinted at Lara Trump’s rumored Senate run during a speech at a fundraiser for dogs at Mar-a-Lago

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 28: Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss issues important to them.

  • Former President Donald Trump made an impromptu appearance at a fundraiser for dogs Friday.
  • Wearing a “MAGA” hat, Trump gave a short speech that referenced Lara Trump’s possible Senate run.
  • Trump has made few public appearances or speeches since he left office in January.
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Former President Donald Trump on Friday gave a short speech during an apparently impromptu appearance at a dog rescue at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach Florida, local news outlet WPTV reported.

The fundraiser was led by Lauree Simmons, the president and founder of Big Dog Ranch Rescue, who told WPTV she held the fundraiser in hopes of raising $500,000 to use a plane to extract dogs from dog meat farms in China.

“[What you’re] doing is so important and so great, and so important and I’m with you 100%, and you had many meetings in the White House and the Oval Office having to do with saving and helping dogs,” Trump said Friday.

HuffPost reported the same day as the event that in the past seven years, Big Dog Ranch Rescue has spent $1.9 million at Trump-owned properties and estimated it would spend $225,000 at Mar-a-Lago this weekend.

Lara Trump, the wife of Trump’s son Eric Trump, was listed as a chairwoman for the organization’s charity events beginning in 2018, according to the report. Simmons in 2019 visited the White House when Trump signed a bill focused on animal cruelty, according to HuffPost.

While on stage, Trump referenced the rumors that his daughter-in-law was eyeing a run for Senate.

“I want to thank Lara, who has been so incredible. I don’t know, you’re running for the Senate,” he said in a video recorded Friday and posted to Twitter, wearing his signature “Make America Great Again” red hat. “I hear she’s going to run for the Senate.”

Lara Trump is reportedly considering a run for Senate in North Carolina to replace Richard Burr, a retiring Republican who voted in January to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial, a move that led to his censure by North Carolina GOP.

Trump has made few public appearances since he left office in January, plagued by scandal following his monthslong refusal to concede his loss to President Joe Biden and his inciting the January 6 riot at the US Capitol that left five people dead.

The Senate failed to convict Trump in February following his impeachment by the House in January. Trump is the only president to have been impeached twice.

Trump in February spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in his first speech since leaving the White House. During his speech, Trump made several false or misleading claims and hinted at a 2024 run for president.

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Lindsey Graham calls Lara Trump ‘the biggest winner’ in father-in-law second impeachment trial

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) takes his mask off as he arrives at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested that Lara Trump could be the nominee to run for Sen. Richard Burr’s seat.
  • Burr of North Carolina will not run for re-election in 2022. 
  • Burr has faced backlash from his party for voting to convict Trump in the impeachment trial. 
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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called former president Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, the “biggest winner” of the former president’s second impeachment trial in an interview Sunday. 

“The biggest winner, I think, of this whole impeachment trial is Lara Trump,” the GOP Trump ally said in an interview on Fox News Sunday.

He continued: “My dear friend Richard Burr, who I like and have been friends to a long time, just made Lara Trump almost the certain nominee for the Senate seat in North Carolina to replace him if she runs. And I certainly will be behind her because she represents the future of the Republican Party.”

Insider previously reported that Lara, who is married to Eric Trump, was considering running for Senate in North Carolina for the midterm elections in 2022. 

 

During the impeachment trial, North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr was one of the few Republicans who voted in favor to convict Trump on the charges associated with the Jan. 6 US Capitol riot.

Burr, who is slated to retire and not run for re-election, was widely criticized by his party for his unpredictable decision.

Trump was acquitted on insurrection charges by the Senate on Saturday. 

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Trump reportedly granted Secret Service protections to all his adult children and 3 top officials before he left the White House. It will cost US taxpayers millions.

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Outgoing US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021

  • Former President Donald Trump granted extended Secret Service protections to his four adult children and their spouses before he left the White House, The Washington Post reported.
  • Former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and former National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien will also receive the expensive, full-time security detail.
  • The extended security detail could cost taxpayers millions of dollars, especially given the amount of traveling that the Trump children do related to the family company.
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Former President Donald Trump extended Secret Service protections for all of his adult children and their spouses, as well as three top administration officials, just before leaving the White House, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

The taxpayer-funded security will be extended to Trump’s four adult children and their spouses – Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and wife Lara Trump, and Tiffany Trump, three people familiar with the president’s request told The Post. Trump’s grandchildren will also be included in the protections deriving from that of their parents.

Former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and former National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien were also granted Secret Service protections by the president, according to The Post report.

The extended security detail could cost taxpayers millions of dollars, The Post reported, especially given the amount of traveling that the Trump children do related to the family company, the Trump Organization.

“From 2017 to 2019, government records show, Trump family members took more than 4,500 trips that required the Secret Service to travel alongside them, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars,” according to The Post report.

Read more: Biden’s inauguration is unlike any before. Photos show how his ceremony compares to those of previous presidents.

Typically, Trump and his wife Melania are automatically granted the expensive 24-hour protection for their lifetimes, and their 14-year-old son Barron will receive such protections until the age of 16. Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence are also entitled to full-time security detail post-administration for the next six months.

Trump isn’t the first president to extend Secret Service protections to those who aren’t automatically entitled to receive them. Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush granted security details to their college-age daughters for a period of time following their terms. Former President Barack Obama extended protections to his daughters Sasha and Malia after he left office, who were in high school and college respectively.

The news of the security detail extension comes on the heels of President Joe Biden being inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States just before noon on Wednesday. Just hours before, Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump left the White House aboard Marine One to Palm Beach, Florida.

The Secret Service is also prepping to grant protections to Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and their families, including Biden’s two adult children and Harris’ two stepchildren.

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Donald Trump Jr. decided against a Wyoming Senate run in 2020: report

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Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a Trump rally in Harrison, Michigan, on September 14, 2020.

  • Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, decided against running for an open Senate seat in Wyoming last year, according to Politico.
  • The article detailed the political futures of the Trump family, specifically that of White House advisor Ivanka Trump, who is thought of as a potential Republican challenger to GOP Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022.
  • According to the Politico report, Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, are looking at real estate in Florida,
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Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, decided against running for an open Senate seat in Wyoming in 2020, according to Politico.

In an article detailing the political futures of the Trump family, specifically that of White House advisor Ivanka Trump, who is thought of as a potential Republican challenger to GOP Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022, the development about Wyoming was notable.

“The president’s eldest son, Don Jr., is eyeing a future in politics as well, though allies say it’s unclear when or what office he’d seek after he passed on running for the Senate in Wyoming this last cycle,” Politico said.

Donald Trump Jr. has sparred with home state Rep. Liz Cheney over his father’s foreign policy agenda in the past, but despite Wyoming’s strong Republican lean, he lacked roots in the Western state, which is also the least populated state in the US.

The Wyoming seat, which became open when four-term GOP Sen. Mike Enzi decided to retire, was won by former congresswoman and newly sworn-in Sen. Cynthia Lummis last year.

Read More: Mitch McConnell is telling GOP senators their decision on a Trump impeachment trial conviction is a ‘vote of conscience’

According to the Politico report, Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, are looking at real estate in Florida, where much of the Trump family, including the president and first lady Melania Trump, will be headed next week.

Lara Trump, wife of the president’s son Eric, is said to be seriously considering a 2022 Senate bid in North Carolina, her home state. She would be running for an open seat being vacated by three-term GOP Sen. Richard Burr.

“It’s real and she is legitimately interested in it,” a Trump family advisor told Politico.

The Trump political brand still faces dire political turbulence, however.

The president, impeached by the House of Representatives for the second time of his presidency, faces a likely Senate trial in the coming weeks. A separate vote during the impeachment process could bar the president from holding federal office in the future, eliminating a comeback bid in 2024.

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