Trump’s Selfishness Changed How Officials Reacted To Covid
What right do Ameicans have to save their democracy from being murdered right in front of their eyes?
…from Brian Williams and MSNBC
[ Editor’s Note: Trump was out of his mind to do this interview, but he has a weakness for thinking that publicity via the top selling writers are his magic carpet to the stars. The man is a legend in his own mind.
The evidence that he was willing to do anything to remain in power is growing as more books are coming out, and it’s a shame that much of this critical information was not released earlier. As a country we will need to take a look at that process, like the ‘aiding and abetting’ statutes.
The best example I can think of, a graphic one, is how when a low self esteem mother lets her live in boyfriend molest her daughter and if she does not report it immediately, she gets charged with the same class A felony as the dirtbag boyfriend. It’s a slam dunk open and shut prosecution of the coward mother.
At the top of our Trump list is Bob Woodward who knew Trump knew from his first Trump interview that Covid was spread via tiny droplets and yet held that info for publication in his book, versus exposing to the public that Trump was lying about the epidemic’s seriousness early on.
How many died who could have been saved if the truth had not been held to save the book sales income? Is that just tough doo doo to those on the short end of the stick?
But then there is a bigger problem. Notice that we have had no calls yet about how total immunity for a president is something that has to have a new, and deeper review, as our present system of relying on impeachment proved to be insufficient because if its political hurdles.
In retrospect, we now see we had a president fully engaged in attempting to hang onto power, including lying and using any illegal means he could find, and fearlessly doing so, because he had total immunity.
The current system is not exposed as a huge vulnerability. But with Trump we are getting a ‘double pop’ on it. He is continuing his attack under his private citizen’s right to lie campaign, which is effectively getting him huge free media attention, a saving buffer from his loss of social media access.
We see his grifter attorneys have jumped on the wagon with their most recent court hearing in the Detroit Michigan case, where they presented their First Amendment right to lie in court legal defense. Who among us, what law school, or maybe even a federal judge ever dreamed they would hear an officer of the court make such a claim?
They have, and we can thank Trump for exposing it for us. Now the big hurdle is how do we defend ourselves. If a political party is onboard backing a criminal president, do we want to have the vulnerability remain, now that it is exposed for every dirtbag politician or ambulance chasing attorney?
As an example of the latter, we have two Boulder Colorado attorneys who filed the suit representing 160 million voters to sue for $160 billion in damages for election fraud, and set up a crowd funding account to fund it.
Are we to be held hostage by any and all griftering scumbags working the seams of the legal system, or do we face up to the reality of fully counter attacking now? The federal judges are at the tip of the spear for us now on having the power to sanction the offending attorneys, but we then still have the issue of whether their bar associations will revoke the attorneys’ licenses.
Bottom line, we have to hit the bad guys with everything we have now, as they will only get stronger when they have an angry mob base able to fund these attacks. We are, without a doubt, in the middle of an 21st century American Revolution.
Thus ends my cheery missive for today… Jim W. Dean ]
First aired … July 20, 2021
Carol Leonnig, co-author of the new book ‘I Alone Can Fix It’ on Trump’s final year in office, explains the panic among military officials that occurred after Trump’s 2020 election loss. Officials, Leonnig says, were fearful that Trump might want to use the military to try to stay in power.
Carol Duhurst Leonnig is an American investigative journalist. She has been a staff writer at The Washington Post since 2000, and was part of a team of national security reporters that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, for reporting which revealed the NSA’s expanded spying on Americans. Leonnig also received Pulitzer Prizes for National Reporting in 2015 and 2018.
In their new book about Trump’s final year in office, ‘I Alone Can Fix It,’ Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker detail how the former president’s tendency to put his own self-interests first affected the way officials responded during the Covid pandemic. They join MSNBC’s Brian Williams to discuss that and more.