You know, whenever a politician, or a person in a position of authority, or anybody who has anything to lose by some risky move they are contemplating, if they have 12 functioning brain cells, they live by two words. Plausible. Deniability. No matter what you’re going to do, do it in a way that keeps anything from splashing back on you if it goes wrong.
Look, I think we can all agree, Trump doesn’t have 12 functioning brain cells. In fact I’m thinking we’re down to the fingers of one hand. And I’m not sure that he ever had much more. Mary Trump certainly doesn’t seem to think so. Trump is a self centered narcissistic sociopath. He got along for so long because the simple fact of the matter is that he was too stupid, to loud, and too goddamn small fry for authority to actually go after.
But then he had to let his ego get ahead of his brain, and run for President. Which meant the dreaded national media. Not the local pulp media he was used to dealing with, but the junkyard dogs with the big teeth. And they feasted.
But then Trump did the unthinkable, and got elected. And was of course a total cluster fuck. To the point that in 2018, people with actual authority to investigate and prosecute him took over the House. And the simple fact of the matter is, if we had had a moral, ethical, responsible GOP Senate caucus, Trump would have gone down the first time.
Plausible deniability is your out. It allows you to at least semi reasonably claim that you honestly didn’t know that the results of your A and B would equal C. But Traitor Tot is blissfully unaware of that plausible deniability even is, since every decision he has ever made was right and perfect. It’s going to kill him soon. To wit;
- In the 2016 campaign, Trump was likely not even aware that his campaign was already under FBI investigation for collusion with Russia when he took to the podium and bellowed, Russia?! If you’re listening, I hope you can find the 30,000 missing emails, because I think you would be handsomely rewarded by our media. This was a blatant plea for foreign interference in a US election. That charge may have stale dated, but could still be used as showing a pattern of criminal intent. But not only didn’t Trump shoot for plausible deniability, he told ABC News that getting foreign help in an election was aces, as long as he was the one getting it
- Trump’s flagship DC hotel was a cash cow during his presidency. Foreign money flowed in like water. Not only was it a clear violation of the emoluments clause of the constitution, but a clear violation of his lease with the GAO, which actually owns the lease. Trump fobbed it off on a non existent blind trust he allegedly put his business in, which any 2nd year law student could demolish
- Trump’s 2020 phone call to Ukrainian President Zelinsky read like a scene from a Godfather movie that ended up on the cutting room floor. Trump dangled military aid and a White House visit under his nose, but said that he needed the Ukrainian President to Do him a favor, and investigate Biden and his son. When the whole thing blew up in his face, rather than blubbering about being misunderstood, Trump adamantly claimed that the call was letter perfect
- Now for the money shot. The MAGA morons, with support from the Trump campaign, set up a massive Stop The Steal rally in Washington Dc on January 6th. Trump’s own wingman, Steve Bannon promised that it would be a roller coaster ride, like nothing nobody had ever seen, and Trump promised it would be wild. After inciting them to storm the Capitol to stop the vote, he sat in the executive dining room for 187 minutes and watched the carnage. Finally he called off his dogs of war, telling them that they were special, and we love you. And in the aftermath, rather than claiming that his words were misunderstood, Trump continued to claim that it was Pence who was the culprit, for not using his power to overturn a legitimate free and fair election
I come from a family of cops, and never have I seen a criminal as stupid or arrogant as Trump. When the shit starts to go south, most criminals start pointing in all 360 degrees of the compass looking for something or somebody else to blame. But Trump is a sociopath, he is incapable of making a mistake. And as a result, he proudly defends his actions. But this isn’t a B&E case in the Bronx. These are serious federal charges that Trump is proudly defending. And just think, this article doesn’t even mention anything that the J6 committee, or the Manhattan DA, or the NY Attorney General have uncovered. Don’t touch that dial.