6 Jan 2024

Supreme Court to rule on Trump presidency bid as election campaigns heat up

It is exactly three years since Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the US Capitol, trying to stop Congress certifying Joe Biden’s election victory.

Now the Supreme Court says it will decide whether the former president can be removed from this year’s ballot for trying to overturn that result.

Both men are ramping up their re-election campaigns. Biden with a speech in Pennsylvania denouncing his predecessor as a threat to American democracy, and Trump telling a rally in Iowa that the US under Biden is a “failing nation”.