Donald Trump has been throwing the word "treason" around these days -- alot. Dana Milbank writes:
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that the [Mueller] probe was a “Treasonous Hoax” and that “what the Democrats are doing with the Border is TREASONOUS.” That same day, boarding Marine One, he reaffirmed that what Democrats and Justice Department officials did in the Mueller probe “was treason.”
On April 6, he declared it’s “about time the perpetrators . . . start defending their dishonest and treasonous acts.” He added an injunction associated with the Holocaust: “Never Forget!”
In the past few weeks, Trump informed the NATO secretary general that the investigation of him could be “treasonous” and let Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu know that “a lot of people out there” have done “treasonous things against our country.” Trump told Fox News’s Sean Hannity: “It was really treason. . . . We can never allow these treasonous acts to happen to another president. . . . you are talking about major, major treason.”
And he has accused alot of people of being traitors:
He began by accusing the likes of Bowe Bergdahl, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, then moved on to include the executives of Univision and Macy’s, Republicans who didn’t support him, Democratic lawmakers who didn’t applaud him, the failing New York Times, the media generally, people in his administration who leak, and Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, Eric Holder, Loretta E. Lynch, Huma Abedin, James B. Comey, James R. Clapper Jr., Rod J. Rosenstein, Robert S. Mueller III, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.
The Constitution says that treason "shall consist only in levying war against” the United States “or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort,” Obviously, Trump's definition of treason is Henry VIII's definition -- anything that offends the sovereign.
It is painfully apparent that Trump has never read the Constitution "because he has vowed to protect all 12 articles of the Constitution, even though it has only seven."
As Doug Ford continues to tell Ontarians that the price of education is too high, they only need look next door to see the cost of Ignorance.