DONALD TRUMP: TERRORIST
Donald Trump spread a vicious lie about the election that he knew was false in order to create anger and chaos.
He’s called for the “termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”
He’s stolen top secret documents, almost certainly to use as leverage, for cover-up purposes, or both.
He sent attackers to the Capitol on January 6 to stop the certification of a peaceful election, then refused to send support while they were terrorizing lawmakers and killing police.
He’s continually pushed his supporters to act on their rage.
And now, in a recent Truth Social post, Donald Trump has called the entire Justice Department – and specifically the FBI – as well as those in our intelligence services, “weaponized thugs” who are all “parts of the Democrat Party and System” and therefore a “cancer.”
They “must be dealt with,” Trump told his supporters, “or our once great and beautiful Country will die!!!”
It is more of the stochastic terrorism that we’ve seen from the former president.
In another post immediately after, he also made reference to the “radical left,” calling it the “real threat to democracy.”
At every turn, and in every way, he is trying to incite his supporters – the shrinking group that’s somehow still with him – to violence.
Like any raving madman at Creedmoor asylum, he’s ranting about the entire world conspiring against him.
But, unlike that person in a locked up room being examined by psychiatrists, Trump, for some reason, still roams free and still has a platform from which he can do great damage.
It’s hard for us to accept that someone we put into office — even if just by the Electoral College — may in fact be a psychopath (pretty firmly established) or a complete loon (very possible at this point).
We’d like to believe that Americans make reasonable decisions — and that our own leaders would not look to do us damage.
But this has actually happened before in American history: John Tyler, who assumed the presidency after William Henry Harrison died after just a month in office in 1841, was never honored when he died in 1862 because he had joined the Confederacy — he was a traitor to this nation.
Trump is no different, except for the fact that, unlike Tyler, he could still tear the country apart.
It's now 707 days since Donald Trump's Jan 6 terrorist attack. Not only has Trump not been charged with even one crime, he's now running for President where he's actively spewing more lies to delegitimize our democracy.
Long past Time for Merrick Garland to INDICT TRUMP!!
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) December 14, 2022
And I’ll remind you, dear reader, that Osama bin Laden did not have to make specific plans to be head of a terrorist effort: all he had to do was encourage others within his network to carry out attacks.
That is what Donald Trump is doing.
He is Public Enemy #1, and he would quickly let the entire country burn rather than sacrifice anything of himself.
There’s evidence Donald Trump committed criminal offenses in his effort to overturn the 2020 election.
He tried to interfere with a joint session.
Pressed officials to find votes that didn’t exist.
And set a bloodthirsty mob on the Capitol.
If that’s not criminal, nothing is. pic.twitter.com/TSjLX3l0Up
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 18, 2022
Have no doubt: had the January 6 attackers succeeded, Trump would have gladly taken over as dictator.
Had they hung Mike Pence or Nancy Pelosi, he would have enjoyed the spectacle.
And if his supporters were to storm Washington, D.C. right now, he’d happily endorse the mob if they furthered his ambitions.
He is a terrorist, always has been and always will be.
He’s enjoyed tormenting people since he was a psychopathic teenager and had to be sent to the New York Military Academy.
It’s never left him.
Tomorrow the January 6 Committee will recommend charges against Trump for his terrorist act of that date.
But they should go beyond that: they should label him for life as the terrorist that he is, and never let him – or the nation – forget it.
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