Speaking in Pennsylvania on Saturday, at his first rally since the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago for top-secret material taken from the White House and since Joe Biden used a primetime address to warn that Republicans were assaulting US democracy, Donald Trump lashed out.
The former president said: “The FBI and the justice department have become vicious monsters, controlled by radical-left scoundrels, lawyers and the media, who tell them what to do.”
Trump nominated the FBI director, Christopher Wray, in 2017…
Trump – at a minimum – is the same self-concerned shithead he has always been. Not worth listening to. Not worth public attention except as an object lesson on crap American politics.
Biden spoke outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, a site with tremendous resonance in US history, on Thursday night.
Presenting a “battle for the soul of the nation”, he said: “This is a nation that rejects violence as a political tool. We are still, at our core, a democracy. Yet history tells us that blind loyalty to a single leader and the willingness to engage in political violence is fatal in a democracy.”
Biden’s speech continues to grow support. Among Republicans, among Democrats. Among independents like me who, if anything, are offended by the claptrap and lies, reactionary ideology that is Trump’s stock in trade. If you can’t assemble a rational, reasonable opposition to the crap that passes for national politics in the United States, I don’t think you should end up with any elective office in these United States,