Most everyone (even Elon Musk) claims to be shocked about the latest blustering tantrum from ex-president Donald Trump.
Clinging still to his Big Lie of a stolen election, Trump used his “Truth Trump” online mouthpiece for his recent rant. (Note his use of Capital Letters, which he always uses when he wants to convey that what he’s telling us is Really, Really TRUE.
He wrote this: “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”
It’s almost comical when he, of all people, howls accusations of “False and Fraudulent.”
So many expressed indignation. But why? He’s been saying – and doing – things like that for a long time.
Elon Musk tweeted this: “The Constitution is greater than any President. End of story.”
Do we need any more evidence Trump has never been fond of the U.S. Constitution? He spurns it every time his ego bumps into it, when he can’t get his way because HE The Donald is – and don’t you forget it – Number One.
He knew full well he had lost the 2020 election, that there was no “Massive Fraud.” Countless White House aides, judges’ decisions and HIS U.S. Attorney William Barr assured him Biden did win the election fair and square.
In tantrums of rage, Trump would have none of it. He tried to persuade HIS very own vice president to refuse to certify the election results. He held a rally near the White House, attended by the “faithful,” many dressed for combat and clearly toting guns. He told the riled-up listeners to go to the Capitol, that HE would “be there with them.”
The mob brutalized Capitol police, broke into the building to find Pence, threatening to hang him. Meantime, the President watched the insurrection attempt on TV, gloating at what he was seeing, according to many close aides who were right there with him.
Two weeks after that vile mayhem, Trump had to leave the White House, taking boxes of secret documents with him to Mar-a-Lago. Were they his ocean-side retirement reading materials? Or something more sinister – to be used for blackmail? To sell to foreign powers? We don’t yet know, but one thing’s for sure: Trump’s behavior was illegal, unconstitutional – like so many other things he’s said and done – or attempted.
He is becoming more dangerous by the day – an ongoing threat to Democracy. It’s about time the Justice Department indicts him, making it virtually impossible he will ever (God forbid) become president again.