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Trump Responds to Efforts to Ban Him from 2024 Ballot, Citing Constitution

Former President Donald Trump on Monday responded to efforts by Democrats to ban him from presidential primary ballots in 2024, saying the U.S. Constitution protects him.

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Efforts to boot Trump from the ballot have sprung up in Colorado, California, Georgia, Florida and elsewhere, though legal experts say they are likely to fail. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Trump made the comments in a statement released by his office. He said that Democrats are trying to "disqualify" him from running for president because they are "afraid" of him.

"The Constitution of the United States is very clear," Trump said in the statement. "I am allowed to run for President again. The Democrats are trying to disqualify me because they are afraid of me, but I will not let them win."

Trump's comments come as Democrats are exploring ways to prevent him from running for president again. Some Democrats have argued that Trump should be banned from running under the 14th Amendment, which prohibits anyone who has engaged in insurrection from holding public office.

However, it is not clear whether Trump would be disqualified from running for president under the 14th Amendment. The House of Representatives impeached Trump for inciting the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, but he was acquitted by the Senate.

It is also unclear whether Democrats would be able to successfully pass legislation to ban Trump from running for president. Republicans have a majority in the Senate, and they are unlikely to support such legislation.

Trump's comments on Monday suggest that he is prepared to fight any efforts to prevent him from running for president again. He has said that he will make a decision about whether to run in 2024 after the midterm elections in November.

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