Thursday, September 8, 2022

Donald Trump Is Still a Lunatic

Whether Trump’s belief that he won in 2020 and will soon be reinstated as president is genuine or not, it makes him unfit for office.

By CHARLES C. W. COOKE, National Review, September 1, 2022 - On Truth Social this week, Donald Trump, in response to the news that the FBI had disgracefully put pressure on Facebook to suppress the true story of Hunter Biden’s laptop, insisted that he must be immediately reinstalled as president of the United States. “REMEDY: Declare the rightful winner,” Trump wrote. “Or, and this would be the minimal solution, declare the 2020 Election irreparably compromised and have a new Election, immediately!” ...

It is increasingly tempting to ignore these outbursts of constitutionally illiterate election-trutherism as a distraction. Certainly, if one wishes to, one can write them off as a mere sideshow — as the detached and irrelevant ravings of an unemployed septuagenarian has-been. At this point, one might say, Trump is just another Crazy Uncle with a social-media account. ...

But the thing is: None of that is really true, is it? Donald Trump has been talking like this for 18 months now. He is not some Crazy Uncle; he is the most likely person to be the next Republican nominee for president — and, for that matter, the next president. ... that what Trump is saying in response on his failing social-media platform is nuts. ... 

For his direct attack on Congress’s constitutional powers — and his repeated attempts to rewrite the Twelfth Amendment — Donald Trump should have been impeached and convicted. (Read more)

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