Opinion: Trump’s inflammatory rally proved Biden right

At Saturday’s rally in Pennsylvania, Trump wasn’t happy to serve lie more About the 2020 election he lost.He did much worse: he used his platformo Demonize The FBI, Department of Justice, and federal magistrates August 8 His search for Mar-a-Lago Florida resort. These are among the officials seeking the return of classified materials and other government documents that Trump had with him when he left the White House.
Trump’s remarks are even more alarming An unprecedented surge in threats Against the FBI since the search for Mar-a-Lago. These threats are so concerning that federal prosecutors recently released an affidavit filed in support of a search warrant, including FBI agents and others who provided relevant information to the bureau. We have asked a federal judge to redact the name of
Heated rhetoric is intended to engage – and may infuriate –his base.Let’s not forget that Trump supporters were furious with Mar-a-Lago, who launched a violent attack on an FBI office in Ohio and died in the ensuing clash with police. anti-semitic threat It was directed to a federal magistrate who approved the search warrant.

Nonetheless, in his Saturday night speech, Trump drew even more outrage against law enforcement, prosecutors and the judiciary, describing them in dehumanizing terms. It’s been controlled by far-left rogues, lawyers and the media, telling them what to do,” the former president said.

Trump then falsely declared the raid to be “one of the most shocking abuses of power by any administration in American history,” giving a false image of what was widely considered a prudent and rational undertaking. Painted.

Trump too claimed I’m outraged that an FBI agent “deep and ugly searched my 16-year-old son’s room”. According to the documentation of Nearly 50 folders marked as categorized Those recovered during the search were empty. It seems logical enough that the FBI would exercise due diligence in investigating his son’s room and searching Mar-a-Lago for highly classified documents. Framing such searches as “deep and ugly” seems designed to arouse passion.
Trump’s efforts to bolster his support base were also evident in his defamation of the judge who approved the search warrant. Trump has declared The entire search was based on “fake pretexts from a highly political magistrate they handpicked late in the night a few days before the break-in”. completely by chance. When legal expert said There is nothing to suggest that he handled the case in an awkward way.
And as the speech progressed, Trump made the attack personal. tell his supporters: “They’re trying to silence me, and more importantly, they’re trying to silence you.”
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No, the FBI is not trying to silence Trump supporters. The FBI is investigating potential crimes that Trump or others may have committed, but not him, related to the handling of classified and unclassified documents that belong to us. the former president claimed he declassified all documents Seized during the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago.
Trump knows his base better than anyone.He understands that some of his MAGA supporters want violence in his name. People Arrested in Attack on US Capitol On January 6, 2021, they explained to prosecutors that their actions were in response to Trump’s call in a speech before storming the building.fight like hellTrump supporter Stephen Ayers told the committee on Jan. 6 in July that Trump called Washington on Jan. 6. Ayers testified.

Trump knows all this. Nonetheless, he is following the same strategy he followed after the 2020 elections that preceded the Jan. 6 attacks, but this time with repeated dangerous attacks on law enforcement and the judiciary.

Until January 6, Trump’s remarks might have been dismissed as radical political rhetoric. But in post-January 6th America, we are ignoring Trump’s words at our own peril—and our democracy. Biden sounded the alarm In Thursday’s speech about the threat posed by Trump and some members of the MAGA movement. “History shows that blind loyalty to a single leader and active engagement in political violence are fatal to democracy.

Biden is right. The only question is whether attacks like January 6th will be needed again before enough Americans realize the true threat Trump poses to our Democratic Republic.

Source: www.cnn.com

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