U.S. President Donald Trump has blasted the country's highest judicial body, saying the Supreme Court lacked the "wisdom" and "courage" it required to make sound judgement on the disputed presidential election.
“It’s a “legal disgrace, an embarrassment to the USA!!!” he angrily tweeted in the late hours of Friday night, adding that the Supreme Court had “really let us down,” and has “no wisdom, no courage!”
Trump's tweets came shortly after the highest legal court in the United States rejected the Texas-led bid by Republicans politicians overturn the election results. "The Supreme Court had ZERO interest in the merits of the greatest voter fraud ever perpetrated on the United States of America. All they were interested in is “standing”, which makes it very difficult for the President to present a case on the merits. 75,000,000 votes!" he tweeted.
The U.S. Supreme Court threw out the Texas-led bid to nullify election results in four battleground states to overturn the Democratic candidate Joe Biden's projected election win.
In a separate tweet, Trump complained that the Supreme Court had "screwed" him. However, he urged his supporters to continue to "fight on” against what he has claimed to be a "rigged election."
Trump refuses to accept the election result, citing claims of fraud in the disputed vote. Supporters of Trump are backing his claims by staging protest rallies in various cities. Trump supporters protest rallies are meant as a show of force on behalf of his camp.
A pro-Trump protest drew thousands of people in front of Supreme Court building, in Washington on Saturday.
Organizers Stop The Steal, which is linked to pro-Trump operative Roger Stone, and church groups urged supporters to turn out to “Jericho Marches” and prayer rallies.
The demonstrations are planned at Washington’s National Mall and in the capitals of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona, where Trump’s campaign has questioned vote counts.
"Wow! Thousands of people forming in Washington (D.C.) for Stop the Steal. Didn’t know about this, but I’ll be seeing them! #MAGA," Trump tweeted.
On Saturday, Trump continued to target the Supreme Court, claiming the rejection of the Texas-led bid was a "disgraceful" injustice.
In response to Fox News's Sean Hannity, Trump wrote: "This is a great and disgraceful miscarriage of justice. The people of the United States were cheated, and our Country disgraced. Never even given our day in Court!"
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court's rejection of the Texas-led bid is widely seen by legal experts as dealing a final blow to the Trump campaign's failed attempt to overturn election results. The Electoral College is set to formally vote on election results on Monday, December 14th
In the meantime, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Texas-led bid, targeting Republican lawmakers who colluded with Trump. “The Court has rightly dismissed out of hand the extreme, unlawful and undemocratic GOP lawsuit to overturn the will of millions of American voters," she stated. Pelosi shamed the lawmakers to stop going along with the Trump campaign's scheme to overturn the elections results.