Trump claims lack of presidential immunity will lead to presidents being ‘afraid to do anything’

Former President Donald Trump said the question of presidential immunity going before the Supreme Court is important not just for him but also for other presidents, including Joe Biden.

Trump said in a Thursday interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity that if the court rescinds immunity for presidents, “you will have a president that’s not going to be able to do anything.”

“Because, once he leaves office, the opposing party president, if it’s the opposing party, will indict the president for doing something that should have been good,” Trump said.

The Supreme Court declined to hear special counsel Jack Smith’s request asking the justices to circumvent the appeals process and rule on whether Trump has broad immunity over actions he took as president to prevent his 2020 election loss. The appeals court began hearing oral
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