Trump Vows To Continue With Presidential Race Despite Criminal Charges

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on November 15, 2022. - Donald Trump pulled the trigger on a third White House run on November 15, setting the stage for a bruising Republican nomination battle after a poor midterm election showing by his hand-picked candidates weakened his grip on the party. Trump filed his official candidacy papers with the US election authority moments before he was due to publicly announce his candidacy. (Photo by ALON SKUY / AFP) (Photo by ALON SKUY/AFP via Getty Images)

Former President of the United States Donald Trump has said he would not withdraw from the presidential race even if convicted of a felony.

Trump said during his first major interview since he was arrested and fingerprinted last week, and also arraigned.

The 76-year-old Republican faces 34 felony counts in New York over alleged hush money paid to an audit film actress.

Trump, having been criminally charged, said on Tuesday to “never drop out” of the 2024 race for the White House, and maintained the 80-year-old President Joe Biden is not suitable to contest again.

In the interview with Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, the ex-president said that nothing would prevent him from running, even a conviction.

“I’d never drop out,” Trump said. “It’s not my thing. I wouldn’t do it. I don’t see how it’s possible. It’s not an age thing…I don’t think he can. I just don’t see Biden doing it from a physical or a mental standpoint. I don’t see it.”

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Trump and other senior Republicans have repeatedly doubted Biden’s mental insight and apparent feebleness.

The interview, part two of which is expected to be broadcast on Wednesday, comes weeks after texts emerged showing Carlson speaking disparagingly about Trump after his election loss.

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AFP said the messages were exposed as part of a $1.6 billion lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems against the Rupert Murdoch-run Fox News over its coverage of Trump and his allies’ unfounded claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.

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