Sunday, March 19, 2023

The Same Man The Same Danger

Donald Trump is doing it again. He's summoning the mob. The Washington Post reports:

Former president Donald Trump called for protests Saturday in response to what he claimed would be his imminent arrest in a Manhattan criminal investigation, even as his advisers said Trump’s team does not have specific knowledge about the timing of any indictment.

Writing from his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, Trump surprised his advisers by posting an all-caps message on his Truth Social platform Saturday morning that declared he “WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!” His language, along with a fundraising pitch sent out by his 2024 presidential campaign, echoed rhetoric that Trump used in advance of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, by his supporters.

People around Trump said he has no idea when the indictment will come down. But those kinds of details have never bothered Trump:

Trump spokesman Steven Cheung said Saturday morning there had been no “notification” of an indictment. Instead, he said Trump’s supporters should attend a campaign rally he is holding next week in Texas.

Susan Necheles, a lawyer for Trump, said his remark about the timing of his arrest was gleaned from media reports Friday about local and federal law enforcement officials expecting to convene early next week to discuss security and logistics related to Trump’s expected indictment.

Two people close to the former president who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations said they did not know exactly when or if he would be indicted. They said advisers and lawyers on his team had warned Trump in recent days that an indictment could come early next week, including the possibility of Tuesday, but did not know why he singled out that day in his post.

None of this matters to Trump. He gets to play the victim and tell his followers, "If they can do this to me, they can do this to you." We'll see if his followers are disappearing. But he's still the same man and the same danger.

Image: NBC News


Cap said...

Twice impeached serial liar caught in yet more lies. Seems like a dog bites man story to me. Wake me up when the liar gets perp-walked out of Merde-a-Lardo.

Owen Gray said...

This is only the first of several indictments, Cap -- and the first of several mug shots.