Patterico's Pontifications

8/24/2023

Former President Donald Trump Arrested

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:21 pm



[guest post by Dana]

This afternoon in Georgia, Donald Trump was booked into the Fulton County Jail. He was fingerprinted and a mug shot was taken. He faces criminal charges over his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election (including a racketeering charge and several fraud and false statement counts).

Speaking to reporters after leaving the jail, Trump continued to proclaim his innocence:

…I really believe this is a very sad day for America, and it should never happen.

If you challenge an election, you should be able to challenge an election.

I thought the election was rigged election, a stolen election, and I should have every right to do that.

As you know, you have many people that you’ve been watching over the years do the same thing, whether it’s Hillary Clinton or Stacey Abrams or many others.

When you have that great freedom through challenge, you have to be able to otherwise you can have very dishonest elections.

What has taken place here is a travesty of justice.

We did nothing wrong.

I did nothing wrong.

And everybody knows that I’ve never had such support.

And that goes with the other ones, too.

What they’re doing is election interference or trying to interfere with an election.

There’s never been anything like it in our country before.

This is their way of campaigning and this is one instance, but you have three other instances.

It’s election interference.

So, I want to thank you for being here.

We did nothing wrong at all.

And we have every right, every single right to challenge an election that we think is dishonest, that we think it’s very dishonest.

So, thank you all very much, and I’ll see you very soon.

Earlier in the day, Trump sent a “personal” note to his “Patriots”:

Today, I will be going to the notoriously violent jail in Fulton County, Georgia where I will be ARRESTED despite having committed NO CRIME. Isn’t it interesting that I went my entire life without ever getting arrested……But suddenly out of nowhere, once I decided to run for president as a political outsider and fight for the forgotten citizens of our country, I get ARRESTED FOUR TIMES within the span of just 5 months? Not only that, a judge has ruled that today’s spectacle may be televised for the entire world to see. The American people know what’s going on. This is a punishment handed down from the Deep State for daring to challenge the status quo and give a voice to the Silent Majority. The Left wants to intimidate YOU out of voting for a political outsider who puts the American people FIRST. But today, I’m walking into the lion’s den with one simple message on behalf of our entire movement: I WILL NEVER SURRENDER OUR MISSION TO SAVE AMERICA. When I walk into the jail to get wrongfully arrested, I will not cower, I will not sulk. I will stand tall and remain resolute in our mission to save America. And if you see me on TV during my sham arrest, just remember that YOU are the source of my courage, my hope, and my resolve to save our country. If you are doing poorly due to the sinister people in control of our country right now, don’t even think about donating! But if you can, please make a contribution to SAVE AMERICA during this dark chapter in our nation’s history.

From the report: “Directly below the statement, supporters were given the opportunity to donate up to $3,300 to the Trump Save America Joint Fundraising Committee,” because he needs even more money for uh, something

As always, Trump does not want to be held accountable for his actions because he believes he is above the law. And his supporters continue to infantilize the man-toddler by echoing his endless boo-hooing about being a victim of…the “Deep State,” the DOJ, the FBI, the MSM, Democrats, and I don’t know, even the weather!

Thus, it is so fitting that the self-consumed Trump declared the Stupid Idiot the winner of last night’s Republican debate all because he praised the former president. Two hack peas in a pod.

–Dana

Vivek Ramaswamy Is a Stupid Idiot

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:11 am



This is the guy whose closing statement said the U.S. Constitution (written in 1787) is what won us the American Revolution (begun in 1775):

The thing about him is: the audience of committed and enthusiastic GOP voters contained a large and vocal contingent of people who booed Chris Christie for criticizing Donald Trump, and cheered on amoral drivel like this:

There were cheers for good things, too, like Mike Pence doing his duty on January 6, 2021. But this electorate is generally lost. The populist cult fever has taken over a sizable enough contingent that the whole enterprise is a disaster at this point.

The fact that this stupid idiot will get a bounce for his stupid idiot performance says it all.


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