Biden was right: Trump threatens democracy

Trump accuses Biden not just of hateful rhetoric but also of “weaponizing the Justice Department and the FBI like never, ever before, and raiding and breaking into the homes of their political opponents.” There is no acknowledgment from Trump, or his purblind defenders, that the FBI only searched Mar-a-Lago because he refused to turn over classified material that might endanger national security. The court-ordered search on Aug. 8 unearthed more than 100 classified documents

Trump warns of ‘problems’ like ‘we’ve never seen

Former President Donald Trump said Thursday the nation would face “problems … the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen” if he is indicted over his handling of classified documents after leaving office, an apparent suggestion that such a move by the Justice Department could spark violence from Trump’s supporters.

The former president said an indictment wouldn’t stop him from running for the White House again and repeatedly said Americans “would not stand” for his prosecution.

“If a thing like that happened, I would have no prohibition against running,” Trump said in an interview with conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt. “I think if it happened, I think you’d have problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before. I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it.”

I doubt anyone is surprised over Trump’s threats. If for no other reason than his history as a bully. His political life and style has always included a public persona roughly equivalent to the Italian Dictator Mussolini. He just hasn’t done as thorough a job as did “Il Duce” at controlling an organized gang of his supporters.

His hopes are still strong. He presumes…as many of us wonder…the Republican Party will eventually function as his Mafia.

5 thoughts on “Biden was right: Trump threatens democracy

  1. Santayana says:

    “When Americans loved Benito Mussolini — and what it tells us about Donald Trump’s rise” https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/02/28/when-americans-loved-benito-mussolini/
    “1930s Hollywood’s fascination with authoritarian personalities.” https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2017/03/1930s-hollywoods-fascination-with-authoritarian-personalities.html
    “The March on Rome review – Mark Cousins dissects Mussolini and the grisly founding myth of fascism” https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/aug/31/the-march-on-rome-review-mark-cousins-dissects-mussolini-and-the-grisly-founding-myth-of-fascism

    • Forgettaboutit says:

      “Mussolini may have done many brutal and tyrannical things; he may have destroyed human freedom in Italy; he may have murdered and tortured citizens whose only crime was to oppose Mussolini; but ‘one had to admit’ one thing about the Dictator: he ‘made the trains run on time.’”

      …except he didn’t: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/loco-motive/

  2. Hail Victory says:

    Trump Rally Plays Music Resembling QAnon Song, and Crowds React (includes video) https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/18/us/politics/trump-rally-qanon-music.html
    “…As president, Mr. Trump often had a winking relationship with QAnon, amplifying social media posts related to the conspiracy theory movement, which holds that when he was in the White House he was locked in a war against satanic, child-trafficking liberals and Democrats. A chief tenet of the movement, which has gradually spread from the fringes of the far right closer to the center of the Republican Party, is that Mr. Trump will ultimately be returned to power.
    But what was once a flirtation with a movement that the F.B.I. has warned could increasingly turn violent [link] now appears to be a full embrace.
    Last week, for example, Mr. Trump posted an image of himself on Truth Social, wearing a Q pin on his lapel and under a slogan reading “The Storm is Coming.” Adherents to QAnon believe that the “storm” is the moment when Mr. Trump will retake power after vanquishing his enemies, having them arrested and potentially executed on live TV.”

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