Trump news live: Donald calls Bitcoin a SCAM after viewers think he was wearing pants backward or diaper during speech

THE value of Bitcoin has slumped to a two-week low today after the US announced it had recovered $2.3million of cyberattack ransomware.

The dive also comes after former US President Donald Trump branded the world's largest cryptocurrency a "scam".

"Bitcoin, it just seems like a scam," Trump said. "I don’t like it because it’s another currency competing against the dollar … I want the dollar to be the currency of the world. That’s what I’ve always said."

Viewers also think Donald Trump had his pants on backwards during his big comeback speech on Saturday night.

The former president railed against the "radical left" and the "corrupt" 2020 election at the North Carolina’s annual state Republican Party convention, in his first major return to the political stage.

Read our Donald Trump live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Julia Fields

    TRUMP 'OBSESSED' WITH CONSPIRACY THEORIES

    The ex-president was also allegedly "obsessed" with a theory that the Democratic Party were scheming to switch out Biden and replace him with Clinton or Obama last summer.

    In his book – due for release on August 10 – Bender claims that the source that sparked the apparent theory was former Clinton White House adviser, Dick Morris.

    Bender says Morris was "quietly advising Trump" last year.

    "Dick Morris told Trump that Biden was too old and too prone to gaffes to be the nominee,” Bender writes in the book.

  • Julia Fields

    TRUMP USES DEROGATORY LANGUAGE AGAINST BIDEN

    In upcoming book Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost, Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender has made a series of apparent revelations about Trump's failed re-election bid.

    Bender claims that as Trump took umbrage at his placement in early polls at the start of 2020, he interrupted "a policy meeting in the Oval Office to ask, ‘How am I losing in the polls to a mental r*****?’", reports Vanity Fair.

  • Julia Fields

    STORMY DANIELS CLAIMS TRUMP IS 'NOT ALL THERE'

    Stormy Daniels blasted Donald Trump as not being "mentally all there," and said she's working with New York prosecutors to investigate the Trump Organization for possible financial violations.

    The former porn star at the center of scandal during Trump's presidency said her lawyer is in contact with New York prosecutors and said she's willing to cooperate in their investigation – after she slammed the former president's cognizance.

    "I have not been called to testify," Daniels said on CNN on Monday. "But I know that my attorney, Clark Brewster, has been in touch with them and very forthcoming with my willingness to participate."

    Daniels went on to slam Trump's post-presidential life as "comical" and "sad" while discussing what her potential role could be in an investigation into the former president's finances.

    "It’s comical, almost, it’s sad," she said of Trump's behavior out of office. "I try not to follow him anymore."

    "It’s just absurd, and I almost feel sorry for him in a way because I don’t believe he’s mentally all there," she said.

  • Julia Fields

    PROTESTORS TAUGHT KAMALA HARRIS WITH TRUMP SIGNS

    Protestors taunted Kamala Harris with "Trump won" and "go home" signs during her Guatemala visit, while Joe Biden was blamed for the growing crisis at the border.

    The vice president visited the country on Monday to meet with President Alejandro Giammattei.

    Multiple protesters were awaiting Harris's arrival with signs insisting "Trump won" and asking Kamala to "mind your own business."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP SAID 2020 ELECTION WAS 'THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY'

    Former President Donald Trump used his speech on Saturday night in North Carolina to continue his claims of election fraud.

    He claimed the 2020 election will "go down as the crime of the century." 

    "We're not going to have a country — if you don't have election integrity, and if you don't have strong borders, our country can be run like a dictatorship and that's what they'd like to do," Trump said.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP CALLS PROSPECT OF RUNNING IN MIDTERMS 'INTERESTING'

    Former President Trump spoke with far-right radio host Wayne Allyn Root recently, and he suggested that Trump could flip to house back to the Republican party if he ran in the midterms in 2022.

    "Why not, instead of waiting for 2024, and I'm hoping you'll run in 2024, but why not run in 2022 for the United States Congress?" Root said.

    "A House seat in Florida. Win big. Lead us to a dramatic landslide victory. Take the House by 50 seats."

    "That's so interesting," Trump responded. "You know, it's very interesting."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP CLAIMS HE'S TRYING TO 'SAVE DEMOCRACY'

    Donald Trump used his speech on Saturday night to continue his claims of election fraud.

    "We're not going to have a country — if you don't have election integrity, and if you don't have strong borders, our country can be run like a dictatorship and that's what they'd like to do," Trump said.

    "They want to silence you. They want to silence your voice."

    "Remember, I'm not the one trying to undermine American democracy. I'm the one that's trying to save it," he claimed during the speech in North Carolina.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP SAYS BITCOIN IS A 'SCAM'

    Former President Donald Trump said that Bitcoin is a "scam against the dollar" that needs "very, very high regulation."

    "Bitcoin, it just seems like a scam," Trump said during an interview with Fox Business on Monday morning.

    "I don’t like it because it’s another currency competing against the dollar … I want the dollar to be the currency of the world. That’s what I’ve always said."

  • Katie Balevic

    NEW BOOK SAYS TRUMP THOUGHT BIDEN WOULD BE 'STRIPPED' OF PRIMARY WIN

    Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender writes in his book that Trump told his inner circle that the Democratic leadership would "realize (Biden is) old" and "strip him of the primary win" and "give it to somebody else."

    "They’re going to give it to Hillary, or they’re going to give it to Michelle Obama," Trump reportedly said.

    Trump had apparently "cited it as a reason to hold off on heavy spending against Biden earlier in the month".

    Bender also claims that Trump campaign pollster Tony Fabrizio “devoted nearly an entire page of an urgent, three-page memo to unwinding the conspiracy that Democrats would steal Biden's nomination."

    Fabrizio reportedly wrote in the memo: "I know there is some concern (which I strenuously disagree with) that if we go after Biden too soon, we can collapse him, and the Dems will replace him at their convention."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP WAS 'OBSESSED' WITH CONSPIRACY THAT DEMS WOULD SWAP BIDEN WITH CLINTON

    The ex-president was also allegedly "obsessed" with a theory that the Democratic Party were scheming to switch out Biden and replace him with Clinton or Obama last summer.

    In his book – due for release on August 10 – Bender claims that the source that sparked the apparent theory was former Clinton White House adviser, Dick Morris.

    Bender says Morris was "quietly advising Trump" last year.

    "Dick Morris told Trump that Biden was too old and too prone to gaffes to be the nominee,” Bender writes in the book.

    "Others said Fox News anchor Sean Hannity expressed concern that Biden would collapse under a sustained attack from Trump.”

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP USED A SLUR AGAINST BIDEN DURING ELECTION

    Donald Trump furiously branded Joe Biden a "mental r*****" when he realized he was being beaten by the now-President in early polls during the election race, according to a new book.

    It has also been claimed that Trump, 74, was convinced the Democrats would "steal" the nomination win from "gaffe-prone" Biden and instead put forward Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama.

    In upcoming book Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost, Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender has made a series of apparent revelations about Trump's failed re-election bid.

    Bender claims that as Trump took umbrage at his placement in early polls at the start of 2020, he interrupted "a policy meeting in the Oval Office to ask, ‘How am I losing in the polls to a mental r*****?’", reports Vanity Fair.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP SLAMS THE MOVEMENT TO 'DEFUND THE POLICE'

    Former President Donald Trump slammed Democrats who allegedly support defunding the police during a recent speech in North Carolina.

    He accused them of "terrible policy."

    "When the Democrats say defund the police, open doors, sanctuary cities, all of these horrible, horrible cancel culture things – their policy is terrible," he said.

    "Who the hells wants to defund the police? Crime is going up 50 percent, 100 percent, 130 percent in one city," he claimed, without evidence.

    "They don't know what to do but they keep doing it. The policy is so bad."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP'S WARDROBE SET TWITTER ABUZZ WITH QUESTIONS

    Some viewers thought Donald Trump had his pants on backwards during his big comeback speech on Saturday night.

    Posting on Twitter, people racked their brains as they shared screenshots of the event and claimed there was no zip on the front of Trump's suit pants.

    One wrote: "Others are noting this, but it can't be shared enough: Donald Trump gave his big speech today with his pants on backwards. Look close and tell me I'm wrong."

    Another said: "His pants are definitely on backwards. There is no fly and the creases are those found at the back of the legs."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP LAUGHS ABOUT 'RAMP-GATE'

    When President Donald Trump's caution while walking down a ramp made headlines, he said compared the ramp to "an ice skating rink."

    "So I walked gingerly down and that was on every newscast in the world, and I never went down. I never went on my ass, I'll tell you. I wasn't gonna fall. I think that was a boobie trap," he said.

    Trump referred to the media frenzy as "ramp gate."

    "They made that a big story, but they didn't make the Biden fall, the triple fall, I call it the triple fall," he said.

    Both Trump and Biden, 74 and 78 respectively, have had their fair share of gaffes and blunders.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP RECALLED HIS OWN NEAR-FALL

    As he joked during his speech on Saturday, the former president recalled when he almost had a similar fall walking down a ramp at West Point.

    In June 2020, President Donald Trump made headlines for walking cautiously  down a ramp after giving a speech at West Point.

    He said he nearly held on to the general walking beside him.

    "I had a ramp that was an ice skating rink, and I called and I said to the general, I said general, I may have to grab you because the last thing I'm doing is going down," Trump said.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP MOCKS BIDEN FOR STUMBLING ON THE STAIRS

    In his speech on Saturday, Former President Donald Trump mocked President Joe Biden for his infamous Air Force One fall.

    In March, Biden stumbled and appeared to fall as he boarded Air Force One. Trump joked about the fall, suggesting the media didn't cover it.

    "Do you ever notice when he had a hard time going up the stairs on the plane? Nobody talks about that," Trump said. "The news didn't cover it. Not one network covered it."

    The video of Biden falling made the rounds through FOX News, NBC News, CNN, and other news sites.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP BLASTS IMMIGRATION POLICIES

    Trump used the speech to blast Biden over immigration and for "bowing down to China" during his first four months in office.

    "Can we take this?" he asked the crowd as he hit out at "vicious" Democrats.

    "They’re violent. They hate our country and they have bad policies," he continued.

    "Bad, bad things are happening to us perhaps like never before.

    "As we gather tonight, the country is being destroyed before our very own eyes."

  • Katie Balevic

    LARA TRUMP SAYS SHE WON'T RUN FOR OFFICE FOR NOW

    Trump was joined by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump who officially said that she will not be running the Senate in the state as had been rumored.

    The 38-year-old said it was "no for now but not no forever" and that her two young children were the reason behind her decision.

  • Katie Balevic

    REPUBLICANS WILL 'GET RID OF NANCY PELOSI,' TRUMP SAYS

    Former President Donald Trump told the crowd at a dinner for the North Carolina Republican State convention that the Republican party is "going to take back our country and take it back at a level."

    "This was going to be a Democratic state but here we are dominating when you look at everything that's happened so it's really great," he said of the state.

    "I think we're going to gain two or even three House seats, we're going to take over … get rid of Nancy Pelosi."

    "Remember they stick together on the impeachment hoax," he said.

    "They just play a little different, a little tough, a little dirty, and we just can't let it happen."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP ENDORSED TED BUDD FOR SENATE

    Former President Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Rep Ted Budd for the Senate in North Carolina.

    "A lot of you don’t know him that well, but you’re gonna know him probably within a few minutes," Trump said. "Ted Budd."

    "I am giving him my complete and total endorsement," Trump added.

    "He will fight like hell. He will fight like nobody fights."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP'S SPEECH WAS ORIGINALLY CLOSED TO PRESS

    The North Carolina event was Trump's return to the political spotlight and his first speech since February.

    He was given a warm welcome considering he won North Carolina in the 2016 and 2020 elections.

    Trump's speech was originally going to be closed to the press, but the convention changed course last week, announcing that press will be permitted.

  • Katie Balevic

    SOME THOUGHT TRUMP MAY HAVE PARKINSON'S DISEASE

    In the same speech Trump referenced at West Point, he used both hands to lift a cup of water to drink.

    That combined with the ramp incident led people to speculate that he could have Parkinson's disease.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP LAUGHS ABOUT 'RAMP-GATE'

    When President Donald Trump's caution while walking down a ramp made headlines, he said compared the ramp to "an ice skating rink."

    "So I walked gingerly down and that was on every newscast in the world, and I never went down. I never went on my ass, I'll tell you. I wasn't gonna fall. I think that was a boobie trap," he said.

    Trump referred to the media frenzy as "ramp gate."

    "They made that a big story, but they didn't make the Biden fall, the triple fall, I call it the triple fall," he said.

    Both Trump and Biden, 74 and 78 respectively, have had their fair share of gaffes and blunders.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP RECALLED HIS OWN NEAR-FALL

    As he joked during his speech on Saturday, the former president recalled when he almost had a similar fall walking down a ramp at West Point.

    In June 2020, President Donald Trump made headlines for walking cautiously  down a ramp after giving a speech at West Point.

    He said he nearly held on to the general walking beside him.

    "I had a ramp that was an ice skating rink, and I called and I said to the general, I said general, I may have to grab you because the last thing I'm doing is going down," Trump said.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP MOCKS BIDEN FOR STUMBLING ON THE STAIRS

    In his speech on Saturday, Former President Donald Trump mocked President Joe Biden for his infamous Air Force One fall.

    In March, Biden stumbled and appeared to fall as he boarded Air Force One. Trump joked about the fall, suggesting the media didn't cover it.

    "Do you ever notice when he had a hard time going up the stairs on the plane? Nobody talks about that," Trump said. "The news didn't cover it. Not one network covered it."

    The video of Biden falling made the rounds through FOX News, NBC News, CNN, and other news sites.

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