Donald Trump’s violent, desperate, dictatorial last gasp
“President” Donald Trump appears to be channeling a little of REO Speedwagon’s song, “Tough Guys.” In an interview with Breitbart, in which Trump claimed that former House Speaker Paul Ryan refused to subpoena various Democrats, Trump seemed to imply that Cult 45 stood ready, willing and able to resort to rough and tumble and violence.
Trump stated about the Democrats and potential response: “So here’s the thing—it’s so terrible what’s happening. You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny. I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad. But the left plays it cuter and tougher. Like with all the nonsense that they do in Congress … with all this invest[igations] — that’s all they want to do is – you know, they do things that are nasty. Republicans never played this.”
As always, Trump knows not of what he speaks, as the Republicans play very dirty and spent countless hours over the last several years investigating the hell out of all kinds of false issues. But, more importantly, we as a nation should be concerned that Thug Trump, the President of the United States, the leader of the free world, is implicitly threatening a time when violence will be unleashed on us.
Reporters, Congress, and all of us should be asking the tough question that this quote engenders – what the hell did Thuggy mean when it noted “until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad”? We cannot have a president threatening the nation with violence by bikers, the police, and military, for many reasons. The use of police and military force to quiet political opposition is dictatorial. One more piece of evidence that Corruptus Maximus is unhinged and unchecked by the feckless GOP.
Daniel is a lawyer writing and teaching about SCOTUS, and is the author of the book “The Chief Justices” about the SCOTUS as seen through the center seat.