This is beyond the pale, except in Trump world. Nowhere else in American history are you going to find a scenario where a hyper wealthy defendant takes it into his mind that a normal person, a court clerk, doing the job she was hired to do, assisting a judge, is part of a sinister plot against him. And, moreover, deserves to be legally prosecuted for doing said job. And of course Trump includes his enemies Judge Arthur Engoron and the attorney general he loathes, Letitia James. They are all part of the sinister cosmic plot against the blameless Donald Trump.
He’s clearly not playing with a full deck, but the fact remains that he has sway with his cult and they now know — again — the name of the court clerk and she should get some protection if she hasn’t already. Trump is insane, his cult members are angry, and there are a lot of guns on the streets. Put all those elements together, anybody who runs afoul of Trump is in danger, but particularly normal, everybody people doing normal everyday jobs. Trump does not distinguish between players, apparently, people who are elected officials and who have some power in this world, and just the normal folks who make everything run. He’ll go for anybody’s throat if and when provoked. And the clerk’s crime? Why, she passes notes to the judge and Mr. Paranoia is reading God alone knows what all into that behavior.
There is nothing factual here that hasn’t been said any number of times before. Trump is a worn out record. He’s like those old 78 LPs that would become warped after a while and when they played, the music was all distorted. He’s doing nothing here except venting his spleen — once again, on the same facts and at the same people.
The only “new” thing is that he’s naming Greenfield, again, by name and in saying his enemies should be “sanctioned, prosecuted,” he’s sending a message to his cult that these are bad people and something should happen to them. That’s clear as glass.
I hope nothing happens between now and November 27, when the gag order issue will go before a full panel of judges, not just to these people but to anybody. Trump ungagged is a mad dog, foaming at the mouth and egging his followers on to bite, like the pack of rabid dogs that they are.
And the Republicans really do want to put this on their ticket. Although, who knows? Nikki Haley is coming along, maybe Birdbrain will defeat Trump. What a choice of candidates: a psycho fascist and a waffling, inconsistent phony. Terrific candidates, GOP. That’s because you’re such a terrific party.