Former President Donald Trump slammed a presidential immunity ruling on Tuesday after a federal appeals court ruled he could not invoke the privilege in relation to charges on his alleged efforts to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump claimed the ruling was “not what our founders wanted,” and that the office loses its power if there was no presidential immunity. Trump has been indicted on four counts related to his alleged efforts.
“Without Presidential Immunity, the Presidency will lose its power and prestige, and under some Leaders, have no power at all,” Trump posted to Truth Social. “The Presidency will be consumed by the other Branches of Government. THAT IS NOT WHAT OUR FOUNDERS WANTED!”