This is a year to forget if you’re Donald Trump. Despite a lifetime of defying expectations and rewriting political norms, 2023 unfolded as a relentless series of setbacks, blunders, and missteps that left the former President’s aspirations in tatters. Let’s delve into 6 events that unfolded throughout the year, revealing the shocking cascade of circumstances that turned Donald Trump’s world upside down.
Amazingly, current polls still place Trump well ahead of Biden in 2024.
Subpoenaed by Multiple Congressional Committees
He has been subpoenaed by multiple congressional committees investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Trump has refused to cooperate with the investigations and could face criminal charges if found to have obstructed justice.
New York Judge Shutting Down His LLCs
A New York judge on Tuesday found Donald Trump guilty of committing fraud by exaggerating the value of his wealth by as much as $3.6 billion to secure favorable terms with banks. He also ordered Trump’s business licenses to be terminated in the state.
Georgia Secretary of State Investigations of Fraud
The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is investigating his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the state. Trump could face criminal charges if he is found to have committed election interference.
Lost Support of Corporate Donors
He has lost the support of some of his biggest corporate donors. Companies such as AT&T, Comcast, and Marriott have said they will no longer donate to Trump or his political causes.
Accused of Sexual Misconduct
He has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. Trump has denied the allegations, but they have damaged his reputation and made it difficult for him to rebuild his political career.
Lots of Legal Trouble
He is facing several legal challenges. In addition to the New York Attorney General’s and Georgia Secretary of State’s investigations, Trump also faces lawsuits from several individuals and businesses.
What’s Next For Donald Trump?
It’s anybody’s guess what’s next for the former president, but 2023 keeps delivering blow and blow despite impressive polling numbers a year ahead of the 2024 presidential elections.
Are you voting for him or against him?