Two years ago on January 6, 2021, Donald Trump incited a violent and deadly insurrection in Washington, D.C. as he urged his cult followers to assault Congress in a futile attempt to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election. Ever since he has tried pitifully to deny that here was any hostile intent. Even though he continues to portray the rioters as “patriots” and promises to pardon them if given the opportunity.
Any ambiguity as to Trump’s intentions that might remain in the minds of the American people can now be thoroughly disposed of. Not that that disposition couldn’t have been done long ago. After all, Trump has been fomenting violence on regular basis for years. During the 2016 presidential campaign he offered to pay the legal expenses of any supporter who assaulted a protester at his rallies. More recently, he re-posted a comment that overtly called for “physically fight[ing]” to ensure Trump’s return to power.
Now, in a late night posting on his floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, Trump made it clear that he advocates violence as a response to any effort to administer justice regarding his many criminal acts. In a frenzied flurry of posts, Trump gave thinly veiled orders to his StormTrumpers in the event that he’s indicted, including this one…
“What kind of person can charge another person, in this case a former President of the United States, who got more votes than any sitting President in history, and leading candidate (by far!) for the Republican Party nomination, with a Crime, when it is known by all that NO Crime has been committed, & also known that potential death & destruction in such a false charge could be catastrophic for our Country? Why & who would do such a thing? Only a degenerate psychopath that truely (sic) hates the USA!”
So Trump is endorsing the notion that there is likely to be “death and destruction” on a “catastrophic” scale, perpetrated by his cult if law enforcement dares to hold him accountable for his crimes. Notice that he doesn’t attempt to dissuade any such violence. In fact, he regards it as being justifiable considering his warped perspective that it would be triggered by a prosecutor that he deems to be a “degenerate psychopath.”
Trump seems to think that having gotten some votes in the last election (although millions fewer than his opponent, President Biden) immunizes him from any prosecution. He is also posing the flagrantly false contention that “it is known by all that NO Crime has been committed.” Were that true he wouldn’t be under investigation for crimes in New York, Georgia, Florida, and Washington. This is just his way of trying to extricate himself from legal liability, because he believes that he is above the law. He even seems to think that the NYPD will shirk their duties to protect the city from his rampaging followers.
The “death and destruction” threat wasn’t the only such incitement that Trump delivered Thursday night. He also posted a comment wherein he complained that “THEY TELL US TO BE PEACEFUL!” And he maligned Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan District Attorney, as “A SOROS BACKED ANIMAL,” squeezing both racist and anti-Semitic insults into a single sentence. Then there was the post that featured a link to an article with a photo juxtaposing Trump with a baseball bat next to D.A. Bragg’s head (which Trump later deleted).
Trump posts article with photo of himself holding a baseball bat next to a photo of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. pic.twitter.com/B1XRbM5LGJ
— PatriotTakes ?? (@patriottakes) March 23, 2023
This sort of behavior is typical of a malignant narcissist who feels threatened. He is actually a better example of a “degenerate psychopath” than the prosecutor that he fears. The closer he gets to being indicted, the more extreme his reactions will be. And after what happened on January 6th, he can no longer pretend that he isn’t responsible for any bloodshed.
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