04 January 2021

The Mobster

Yesterday, both the Washington Post and the New York Times broke the extraordinary news that, in a Saturday telephone call, Donald Trump demanded the Georgia's Republican Secretary of State commit election fraud and "find votes" then declare that he had won the state, even though the President admitted in the same conversation he lost by nearly 12,000 votes (details here and here).

If Georgia officials failed to bend to his will, he vaguely threatened them with criminal prosecution in clumsily veiled remarks. When they refused to do so, after the call, Trump defamed them on Twitter and declared them incompetent.

In response, Georgia officials released both a transcript and audio recording of Trump's call. Legal experts quickly noted that Trump's demands and threats were felonies that violated both federal and Georgia state law and could be prosecuted as criminal solicitation of election fraud.

The fact that Trump openly is committing crimes in an attempt to stay in power only further underscores why he's terrified of leaving office: once he's no longer President, he can be prosecuted for a wide variety of crimes.

This sounds like something a mobster would do, not a head of state in a mature democracy. It amply demonstrates how Trump has so badly disgraced the office of the presidency and how utterly unfit he is to hold any elected office.

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