A great day for democracy
The former US president just admitted he stole US State property because he claims it’s his. ‘Your honor, at the jewelry, I took the watches but they are mine.’ No judge or jury will be charmed or convinced. Procedure and appeals will take time but Trump is going to jail. If only he’ll live that long.
Meanwhile, via a short video address, he has come out as an enthusiastic supporter of the European far-right. Not a surprise for people with their ears open. But many liberal US Jews could use an extra wake-up call.
What also made me very happy was the news that he seeks $475 million in punitive damages from CNN, for their ‘campaign of libel and slander’ against him. How I would love to hear fast-speaking Daniel Dale testify!
Disclaimer: Not to say I like the purge that seems to be going on at CNN.
I don’t believe any talk of Trump being moody about losing. He’s been losing all his life. His art of the steal is to use the downward momentum to generate enough energy to move up. Same for his boss (allegedly) Putin losing the war. It’s part of life for him. But nothing proves then all is lost.
Hate and other negative emotion quickly run out of steam. Instead of wanting Trump to go to jail because you hate or fear what he’s doing to the US, want him jailed because you value all people and therefore, democracy. And thus, anti-democrats should’ve no influence whatsoever.
Yet, Trump running again in 2024 (only death or the courts could stop him) and losing again don’t faze the GOP at all. He stole hundreds of billions from the People to give to the billionaires, the pandemic made them even richer, and they can sing out 10 more years of Democrats’ rule easily.