One thing I’ll say about living in the Trump era, waking up is an adventure. You don’t know what batshit headline is going to hit you in the head first thing in the morning, and this one takes the prize for June 29 — so far. It’s only ten o’clock, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Al Jazeera:
Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.
Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday that Trump, along with more than 30 others Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 attack that killed General Qassem Soleimani, face “murder and terrorism charges”, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought other than Trump, but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.
The U.S. Envoy, Brian Hook, has called it a propaganda stunt. He says, “This is a political nature. This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability … It is a propaganda stunt that no-one takes seriously.”
It is highly unlikely that Interpol is actually going to arrest Trump, since it’s police work does not include “undertaking any intervention or activities of a political” nature — although I love the image of Interpol arresting Trump and perp walking him into custody and then him appearing at the Hague.
Well, let’s see what this week brings. Last week we had Aaron Zelinsky tell Congress how the DOJ was asked to ignore the rule of law and treat Roger Stone specially, we had Trump go on Fox News and tell Sean Hannity that Joe Biden was going to win, then COVID-19 spiked, while protesters toppled a statue of Andrew Jackson, followed by the New York Times bombshell about the Afghans being paid a bounty by Russia to kill American soldiers and then to top it off, we had Trump retweet a supporter shouting White Power! at a group of protesters.
I have stopped saying Trump can’t get any lower. If we all wake up tomorrow in Atlantis, it won’t be a surprise.