We experienced a collective freakout two days ago when Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November election (which merely tells me that the piano movers they eventually hire to drag his semi-animated carcass from the Oval Office may need to carry cattle prods), but should it really have surprised us?
As Trump’s niece Mary, the bestselling author of the revealing Trump tell-all Too Much and Never Enough, notes, he’s been cheating in plain sight all along.
The smart Trump spoke last night at a virtual fundraiser for LPAC, which works to increase political representation for LGBTQ women, and said there are no limits to the shenanigans the dumb Trump might pull.
Asked how far she thinks her uncle would be willing to go to remain in the White House, she replied, “Farther than you can possibly imagine.”She laid out her reasoning: The president knows what he faces if he becomes a private citizen again, including potentially being prosecuted for financial crimes and indicted on felony charges of obstruction of justice. And he’s got people close to him who are personally benefiting from his behavior who may face exposure if he is no longer protected by being in office.“He’s cheating. He’s been cheating for a while now,” Mary Trump said. “He’s cheating when he tells people that mail-in ballots are fraudulent somehow. He’s cheating when he started calling into question the legitimacy of the election before a vote was even cast. He’s cheating when he says if Joe Biden wins, it’s rigged…. He’s also cheating when he tells people if we don’t get the results on Nov. 3 ― which, by the way, during the pandemic would be ridiculous ― if we have to wait, that it’s also rigged, somehow.”“We need to be clear about what we’re potentially facing here,” she added.
None of this is new. We’ve known for some time that Trump is a melty mound of candy corn corruption, but Mary Trump has a level of insight the rest of us don’t. She’s observed Donald for decades, and she knows whereof she speaks.
Is it fair that our candidate has to win such a decisive victory that the outcome is never in doubt? Of course it isn’t, but given Trump’s demonstrated fondness for cheating, that has to be our strategy: Beating the stuffing out of Evil Paddington.
So let’s do that.
Go Joe. Go Kamala.
Let’s take back our democracy.
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