As longtime readers of this newsletter know, Trump is more than just a liar. More than just a cheat. More than just a criminal. More even than a malignant narcissist. He’s a psychopath. And when he’s frantic—like at times like these—he’s at his most dangerous.
But that’s no reason to let him get away with anything—even his “smallest crime.”
The Stormy Daniels hush money case is being discussed as the least “serious” of the crimes that Trump may yet be prosecuted for. We’re told that Fulton County DA Fani Willis’s Georgia election interference case and special counsel Jack Smith’s investigations into the insurrection and Trump’s theft of classified documents are more legally significant.
But none of those other crimes would have been possible if Trump hadn’t cheated his way to victory in 2016—a crime that ultimately resulted in hundreds of thousands of Americans dying unnecessarily when Covid arrived and Trump was revealed as the most incompetent (and psychopathic) pandemic President imaginable.
In 2016, Trump ran the most corrupt and dishonest campaign in history, combining all the worst dirty tricks and underhand dealings of the Nixon and Reagan campaigns, replacing Bush I’s racist dog whistle with a megaphone, and making the unashamed lies of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan look like amateur hour.
We may never know exactly how many votes Trump stole or suppressed from Hillary Clinton’s tally thanks to Putin’s interference and the Trump campaign’s active collusion with Russian operatives.
But we do know that, in the wake of his Access Hollywood assault confession, the self-confessed sex predator’s fitness for office was being seriously questioned by millions of Americans. Against that backdrop, it’s easy to imagine that the simple, thuggish crime of paying off Stormy Daniels for her silence was enough to help Trump get over the finish line by razor-thin margins in states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania—helping him and Putin steal the U.S. presidency even in the face of a massive popular vote defeat.
Trump should have been arrested the minute he left office. Let’s hope Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg succeeds in bringing him to justice now.
Donald Trump , and by extension , his fanatic followers have created a cancer on our Democracy.
He didn’t start this cancer it was begun years ago under Nixon, Reagan, Bush1 and Bush 2.
It has been supported all the way by the Heritage Foundation , and all large far right Corporate donors , yes the ones who decide policy in the U.S.
Think Big Oil, who Republicans have strapped themselves and our country to their success . These people are all part of the plan to destroy Democracy.
They thrive as a result of laws made to advance their cause and destroy the population that remains .
He didn’t start it but raised it to a new level of ‘awful’.
He is a criminal many times over , he is racist , he is a whiny, controlling , narcissistic and punitive individual with , as has been said , no moral foundation .
His followers remain a mystery, he has no real interest in them but is happy to extort them for purposes of his gain.
All of this aside, although the Right wants to excuse him by saying he’s being a hostage for liberal politics.
No , in fact liberal politics should have stopped his criminal behavior’s long ago .
Right now whats important is that we do stop him.
He has encouraged his hostages to protest, take back our country.
Where have we heard this before?
January 6, 2021. Yes the “demonstration” as told by the Right which was truly an attempted coup of a duly elected president in order to fulfill Donald Trumps ongoing Lie.
Its time now to arrest, indict , and show this ex president, the law applies to everyone . Ex presidents break the law at their own peril.
Yes, he absolutely is a psychopath and his wife is a sociopath. The lying, grifting and vileness of this pair is incredibly disturbing because they still have the magats believing every word they says, not that Melaena Stool says much because she doesn’t care about anyone but herself while the Mango Mussolini is beyond anything anyone could ever have imagined possible.