SCOTUS to take Colorado ballot case, Trump warns of 'big trouble' if they don't rule in his favor

 January 7, 2024

Former President Donald Trump was removed from the GOP primary ballot last month in Colorado unilaterally by the state's high court. 

The news sparked immediate backlash from voters, Republican politicians, and the former president himself. Trump's lawyers took immediate legal action.

That quick action resulted in the bombshell news this week that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take the ballot removal case and is set to begin hearing oral arguments on Feb. 8.

The high court's expedited acceptance of the case underscores just how critical it will be for the upcoming election and the country as a whole.

"Big trouble"

A vast majority of legal experts are confident that SCOTUS will rule in Trump's favor and quash the ballot removal issue once and for all. But that didn't stop Trump from issuing a warning.

During a Friday rally in Iowa, Trump told the enthusiastic audience that he only hopes for fair treatment, warning that if the high court doesn't rule in his favor, there will be "big trouble."

"I just hope we get fair treatment," Trump said at the rally. "Because if we don’t, our country’s in big, big trouble. Does everybody understand what I’m saying?"

The former president also expressed concerns about the left's criticism of the high court, as they tend to complain about the conservative majority that Trump helped create.

“They’re saying, ‘Oh, Trump owns the Supreme Court, he owns it. He owns it. If they make a decision for him, it will be terrible. It’ll ruin their reputations,’” the former president said. “‘He owns the Supreme Court. He put on three judges. He owns the Supreme Court. If they rule in his favor, it will be horrible for them. And we’ll protest at their houses.’”

Social media reacts

Users across social media offered their opinions on SCOTUS accepting the case and expediting it. Many expressed hopes that it will ultimately rule in Trump's favor.

"It will most certainly be decided in Trump's favor. That is 100% and you can take that to the bank! Any justice that decides against him and they will be forever ruined," one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "This should be interesting to hear. If they follow the constitution, Trump will be fine."

All eyes will be on the Supreme Court for the next month, no doubt about it.

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