Donald Trump knows the screws to his ultimate prison are tightening and they’re tightening quite fast. We see that in his increased fury and frantic behavior as he tries his very best to beat the January 6 committee at their own game.
Of course, he won’t be able to. The truth is Donald Trump is simply not very bright. His “win” in the 2016 election was a perfect shit storm of happenings, and he was an incompetent President, failing at every turn in the road.
And we know Trump is getting ever so frantic. The fact that he called a January 6 witness himself – got his own hands dirty — is proof of that. But now Trump is also doing something new — and some of his supporters are not going to like this. Trump is trying to separate himself from the January 6 insurrectionists.
In an interview with New York Magazine, Trump said the people at the Capitol were not there for him. “They did it on their own behalf,” he insisted. Interesting, is it not? In the past, Trump has praised the insurrectionists. Now he appears eager to put distance between himself and the other traitors.
And that’s likely because he is aware that things aren’t going so well for him. The public is starting to turn on him, and he must be aware that he is knee-deep in insurrection shit.
Of course, he didn’t go quite as far as one might expect. The “I barely knew these people” didn’t come. But it just might. Trump is trying to outrun the clock — run away from the madness he and he alone created.
And one step in doing that is to separate himself from the mayhem of that day. Only this is a poor strategy that will not work. Insurrection and Trump are synonymous with each other. We all know why these people were there that day. They were there because Trump told them to be there. End of story.
Trump might try to edit the past — play games with the truth as he always has — but he can’t. One cannot go back in time and erase the past. There isn’t any time machine in existence. Trump caused the January 6 insurrection, and all the lies in the world will never change that.