'Dooms him to the trash bin of history': Heartland newspaper bashes Trump's attempted coup in scathing editorial – Raw Story
Reflecting on new reports that Donald Trump was going to extraordinary lengths to undermine the 2020 presidential election results, the editorial board of the highly influential St. Louis Post-Dispatch slammed both the former president and his die-hard supporters.
With the editor’s setting the stage by reporting, “The report makes clear that a handful of top administration officials heroically averted this attempted coup by threatening mass resignations if Trump carried out his scheme,” they suggested, “As more and more of these details emerge, Republicans who continue to support Trump’s false and toxic claims of electoral victory should think hard about how history will view him — and them.”
According to the editorial, “The interim report by the Senate Judiciary Committee shows how Trump’s Jan. 6 incitement of a mob of his supporters to attack the Capitol was only his most publicly visible attempt to overturn an election he clearly lost. In the days prior, Trump was maneuvering behind the scenes, trying to weaponize his Justice Department to validate his already-disproven claims of election fraud.”
They then drew a parallel to Watergate which eventually brought down the presidency of fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying Trump’s attempt to subvert democracy is miles worse and that he and his enablers should forever live in infamy.
“No rational American today would defend Nixon’s actions — and he was merely trying to get away with covering up an illegal wiretap, an objectively less damnable offense than trying to overturn a valid national election,” they charged. “With every new revelation, Trump’s attempted coup against democracy further dooms him to the trash bin of history. Those who still don’t understand that might well find themselves joining him there.”
You can read the whole piece here.
Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is now going against her own Republican Party in a slew of tweets. The moment comes after Greene attacked South Carolina Republican chairman Lin Wood for not being a real Republican.
Greene tweeted that GOP insiders are “grumbling, moaning and complaining” about the possibility that former President Donald Trump could run again in 2024.
She also went on on a bizarre rant to justify vaccine opposition and anti-maskers by relating COVID-19 to Nazis pretending that Jews had lice.
In Greene’s battle with Wood, she was responding to his attacks this week questioning her dedication to Trumpism.
“In my opinion, Marjorie Taylor Greene is a communist. If Marjorie Taylor Greene is running around saying ‘Impeach Biden,’ that says that Biden won—he didn’t,” Wood falsely claimed.
“He lifts up his Bible high and lies and lies and lie (sic). He’s not one of us,” Greene responded.
One of the biographers for President Donald Trump, Michael D’Antonio, mocked the ex-leader for his circular reasoning around making America “great.” He also explained that Trump must be having a really difficult time because he’s been branded a “loser.”
At a rally in Iowa on Saturday, Trump proclaimed that he was trying to “keep America great,” but that America isn’t great right now.
“Well, he really is kind of babbling and incoherent, but that’s what people show up for,” he explained. “So, when he says make America great again, again, you have to ask, well, if he did it the first time, it really wasn’t a very good job. Eight months later, it needs to be redone. It didn’t quite stick, this greatness that he gave us.”
“It was over nine months. The shelf life on the greatness wasn’t very long, I guess,” said Acosta.
D’Antonio joked perhaps there were “poor building materials” involved. “He might’ve skimped on the construction costs, which he’s been known to do.”
“He didn’t pay the contractors again, I guess,” cracked Acosta.
Acosta also noted that Trump was remarkably honest when he explained the truth behind his election issues. Trump told supporters that talking about the election is the single biggest issue because it gets the biggest cheers.
“I mean, that begs the question, does he think his supporters are so gullible that he can openly admit that he’s manipulating them to get the applause?” asked Acosta.
“Yes, he does think that they’re that gullible,” said D’Antonio. “There is a game that he always plays of sort of inviting people into his method and saying, come on, you’re in on the joke, you’re in on my act. But at the same time, their responsibility is to give him the feedback that says, yeah, we’re in on it and we still agree with you and we’re going to applaud this. It is unbelievable that the guy who actually did concede after the January 6th insurrection in order to indicate that he was a serious man is now going around lying and saying he didn’t concede, and he is saying the election was rigged when there’s absolutely no proof of it. He’s tried every which way he can to get someone in official to agree with him that the election was rigged, and no one will agree because no court and no audit has found any problem. So, the idea of saying, well, I’m manipulating you, well, of course, he is, and they love to be manipulated. This is a kind of mutual illusion that they all enjoy.”
He went on to note that Trump must be really struggling because he has effectively been branded a loser.
“First of all, he lies to himself, and then he lies to everybody else,” explained D’Anotnio. “You have to remember the foundational lie of Donald Trump’s life is that he’s a good businessman. But he is the fellow who went bankrupt multiple times running casinos. And, casinos, you really have to try hard — you have to be terrible going bankrupt running a casino because they are in your favor every day.”
He then explained that Trump is desperately trying to sell one of his properties in Washington, D.C. and that it’s like he’s begging someone to buy it.
“So, this former president, the former guy is going around saying that he made $150 million when in fact he lost 70 million. He is now trying to sell the hotel or at least the rights to operate in that building,” D’Antonio continued. “He’s knocked $100 million off the price in the last year. So, there’s no evidence that he’s making a profit anywhere. And as the Forbes list concluded, he is no longer rich enough to be on the list. And I think that’s got to be killing him. So, between losing the election and losing his status as a billionaire, I think he’s got a loser brand on him now that has got to be terrible for his ego.”
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Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon with host Alex Witt, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance dismissed Donald Trump’s legal maneuvering to keep close aides from appearing House investigators looking into the Jan 6th Capitol insurrection.
Discussing members of Trump’s inner circle ignoring subpoenas from the House select committee on the riot, Vance said the former president was being “ridiculous” and would lose in court eventually.
“As you look at the Capitol riot, Donald Trump wanted to assert executive privilege by the House committee and was blocked doing so by the Biden administration,” Witt began. “What do you make of his request? Did it hold any water at all? Does he have grounds to try again to keep these documents from being released?”
“It’s unsurprising that he would make the request,” Vance replied. “Trump is no stranger to specious legal arguments, but he’s no longer the president of the United States and it’s up to the current president to decide whether or not there’s executive privilege and Joe Biden has already said no, there’s not.”
“For purposes of January 6th investigations, the subject is of such tremendous importance that he will not exert executive privilege,” she continued. “Trump can go to court and claim he still has some rights but you can understand how ridiculous that is, even if, for instance, people like Steve Bannon who wasn’t working in the White House could be covered by executive privilege, which Bannon can’t be, the notion that every former living president could exert privilege is unworkable.”
“Biden holds the privilege and says materials can be turned over and a court will order that,” she asserted. “The question is how successful Trump will be at playing the delay game he plays with the courts.”
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