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Ex-President Donald Trump has harshly spoken out against Washington, D.C., describing it as a place full of crime and shame. Right now, he’s the top choice among Republicans to run for President again in 2024. He’s also working to change the place where his federal trial is supposed to happen. He thinks that moving it somewhere else would be better for him.

On his social media site called Truth Social, Trump wrote using big letters that he thinks he won’t get a fair trial in Washington, D.C. He also said that maybe the U.S. should control the city, but he knows many people who might decide his case wouldn’t like this idea. Trump also said he’ll ask the judge in his case, Judge Tanya Chutkan, to step down. He thinks she can’t be fair because she got her job from past President Barack Obama.

Legal issues surround Trump as he faces formal accusations of falsehoods regarding the 2020 Washington, D.C. election. The goal of these lies was to make people doubt the fairness of the voting system and help him stay in charge. In addition to this, he’s engaged in various criminal cases across New York and Florida. Moreover, he might also have to face legal action in Georgia. Despite all these issues, Trump is actively working to gather support for the next presidential election.

John Lauro, Trump’s lawyer, went on several TV shows and argued that Trump’s actions prior to the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack had protection under the free speech rights of the First Amendment. Lauro has said that they plan to ask to move the trial to a different location. They pointed out West Virginia as a good choice because it has many different kinds of people, similar to all of America.

In the 2020 election, Trump gained 69% of West Virginia’s vote, his second-strongest state, after Wyoming. However, his support in the District of Columbia was much lower, with only 5% of the vote.

In summary, Trump questions the location of his trial in Washington, D.C., fearing an unfair trial due to existing biases. Amid ongoing legal battles, he and his team consider relocating the trial to a more favorable location, perhaps West Virginia. This is because he has more people supporting him there.

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