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  • Writer's pictureTaher Tarraf

Could Trump's accusation hinder his ability to take part in the upcoming US presidential elections?

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

Dr. Sameh Al-Atfi, Director of the London Center for Political Studies, suggests that the ongoing political conflict between Republicans and Democrats in the United States can be traced back to statements made by former President Donald Trump regarding the invasion of Iraq. Al-Atfi asserts that Trump's claims that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and that the invasion was based on false pretenses have played a significant role in shaping political divisions. Al-Atfi explains that these statements diverted attention and contributed to undermining Trump's position, which in turn impacts his potential to run for office again. He highlights that the American political system is based on choosing leaders through elections, wherein citizens decide between candidates like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Furthermore, Al-Atfi argues that Trump is currently facing challenges that could undermine his political standing. These include issues like tax payments, extortion claims, and alleged sexual misconduct. Al-Atfi believes that these problems are centered around Trump himself rather than external entities, as evidence and facts regarding these matters exist but were perhaps overlooked during and after his presidency. Regarding legal matters, former President Trump and 18 individuals were given until August 25 to appear before Georgia courts in relation to their actions during the 2020 elections. A grand jury in Atlanta had indicted them for allegedly attempting to overturn the election results in Georgia by pressuring polling officials. This marks the fourth indictment against Trump, who is also considering a run for the presidency in 2024. In response to the indictment, Donald Trump denounced the charges, rejecting the accusations of attempting to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. #PoliticalConflictAnalysis #TrumpIraqStatements #USPoliticalDivision #ElectionChallenges

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