Down by double digits with just seventeen days to election day, and facing prison for various criminal charges if he loses, Donald Trump is now openly talking about leaving the country if he loses the election. He tried to frame this as being due to embarrassment. But if Trump did leave, we all know he’d be doing it to avoid prosecution.
Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi summed it up best when he responded to the news by simply tweeting this: “Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution – Title 18 US Code 1073”:
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) October 17, 2020
What’s remarkable is just how obvious and transparent Donald Trump’s remark about leaving the country is. Immediately after he made the remark, the terms “Moscow” and “Russia” began trending on Twitter, because that’s his most logical destination, considering he’s already owned by Vladimir Putin anyway. You can order Frank Figliuzzi’s new book here.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report