Donald Trump is always the ultimate victim, but he is most dangerous when he slyly insists that his supporters be attacked and convinces the MAGAs, who had nothing to do with Trump’s crimes, that they are the real target. That’s what Trump did last night with his dangerous late-night tirade on Truth Social. Trump goes into third person (takes himself out of the equation) and yells that the government is trying to destroy the MAGA movement and democracy.
This is so ruthlessly dangerous. It screams that Trump would rather start a civil war than face the consequences of his own actions:
America has never suffered this kind of ABUSE in law enforcement! It is completely outrageous and unthinkable that the FBI would raid the home of the 45th President of the United States or any other President. This incursion was a stealth attack on democracy (our republic!) and was both unannounced and carried out when the President was not even there. It was done for political reasons, not legal ones, and our entire country is angry, hurt, and very embarrassed. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
So the premise is that the administration is abusing Trump. That’s an assumption. It has been sufficiently proven to him.
He goes on to say that enforcing the law against a former president is “unthinkable”. The FBI had a search warrant signed by a judge. It was law enforcement. Former President or not, it’s the FBI’s job to enforce the law and protect national security.
He then accuses the FBI of a crime, a “burglary.” This was also a search warrant that was carried out peacefully. It was not an assault, and police do not schedule appointments to look for evidence of a crime. They don’t “sneak”.
Then Trump victimizes the MAGAs and uses words that can spark a civil war. The search was “an attack on democracy”. (He goes by “unannounced” and done when “the President” wasn’t there, both of which are meaningless, but Trump makes them sound disgraceful). Then he comes back to the words of war. It was more of a political than a legal matter. Trump then speaks to his supporters: “Our whole country” is angry, hurt and very embarrassed.
The Newsmax-watching, uninformed MAGA will believe Trump. This person will believe that 90% of the country is angry with the FBI and something needs to be done to preserve “democracy” because it is being stolen from them. The FBI and DHS have already issued alerts to federal agencies across the country over increasingly violent rhetoric. There are MAGAs thatwant to be violent, they want to fight ‘Libs’ and they want to be their worst self. Donald Trump knows this and cares no more about how many will die because of his ruthless self-interest than he did on January 6th. All he knows is that he’s in trouble like he was then and now he expects people to fight for him to get him out of it.
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