The many trials and tribulations of Donald Trump are continuing to unfold with a near constant narrative by Trump himself. With each new development there is another anxious and incoherent outburst by Trump as he struggles desperately to avoid accountability for his criminal activities.
On Thursday the Supreme Court heard arguments pertaining the Colorado case wherein the state’s high court ruled that Trump is ineligible to run for president according to state law and the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. Even though Trump’s arguments countering that ruling, and a similar one in Maine, are laughably weak, the ultra-conservative majority on the Supreme Court are likely to side with Trump.
Trump didn’t bother to attend the hearing, but he was watching from Mar-a-Lago. And as usual, he took the opportunity to exploit the media buzz and deliver a post-hearing message to the press. All of the cable news networks took Trump’s remarks when he began what was supposed to be his reaction to the Supreme Court proceedings. But true to form, Trump was only interested in talking about himself. Rather than address the matter at hand, he just started rattling off the same tedious talking points that he disgorges at his cult rallies.
Since Trump’s yammering was purely self-serving campaign rhetoric that had nothing whatsoever to do with the hearing, CNN and MSNBC made the journalistically responsible decision to cut away. However, his Ministry of Propaganda, Fox News, let him ramble on about imaginary “election interference,” and how he is allegedly “leading in every poll,” and his ludicrous claims that we “wouldn’t have had any of the problems that we have today” (i.e. Ukraine, Gaza, inflation, crime), if he had been reelected.
Among the more preposterous of his post-hearing positions was one that is also a remarkable contradiction of everything he has said previously about the January 6th insurrection that he incited. He has long insisted that it was nothing more than peaceful protest by patriots who were upset that the 2020 election was “rigged and stolen” from him.
Of course the entire world witnessed live the violence of the StormTrumpers as they sought to obstruct Congress from carrying out its constitutional duty to certify the election and President Biden’s victory. Trump not only instigated the violence, he told the rioters that he understood why they were rioting and that he loved them. However, in his post-hearing remarks he finally admitted what everyone else already knew. He confessed that “I think it was an insurrection,” but with the added caveat, “caused by Nancy Pelosi.”
So now Trump is admitting that January 6th WAS an insurrection, after all!
Of course he's blaming it on Nancy Pelosi, who was a victim of it. Trump's hordes stormed the Capitol at his direction chanting "Where's Nancy?" https://t.co/No5VUvAZZC
— News Corpse (@NewsCorpse) February 8, 2024
So now Trump is conceding that what occurred on January 6th was, in fact, an insurrection. That’s a stark departure from his prior characterizations of the assault. Although his attempt to blame it on Nancy Pelosi is both dishonest and disgusting. Pelosi was a target of Trump’s MAGA mercenaries who attacked the seat of American democracy at his direction that day. They literally chanted “Where’s Nancy?” as they stampeded through the halls of Congress.
Trump has repeatedly lied that he had offered Pelosi 10,000 National Guard troops to defend the Capitol. He did so just a couple of weeks ago in a speech where he also mistook Nikki Haley for Pelosi. The claim of that offer has been debunked many times. But it is also a peculiar claim since he’s asserting that his own followers are so dangerous that thousands of soldiers were needed to quell them.
At this stage of the game, no rational person expects Trump’s blather to be anything but nonsense and lies. But it is refreshing to hear him occasionally serve up comments that actually incriminate him further as he tries to slither out from under the avalanche of evidence of his treachery. And this admission that January 6th was indeed an insurrection will delight the prosecutors who are still collecting evidence of his crimes.
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