I wanted to let it go, to not scribble another line about Donald Trump, but no matter how repugnant, he still hovers like a menacing cloud. This time, though, the carelessness in his latest screed, its utter disregard for what makes America (at least in promise, in potential) unique, should oust him forever from our political landscape. “Should” is the word, for surely it would ruin any other ex-president and/or political candidate in my lifetime, but will it – finally – do in the Mar-a-Lago resident?
What he said, screaming again about a “stolen election,” reveals everything about his maniacal ego, his disregard for history, his disdain for truth, his rejection of American values.
“Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!” — Trump, on Truth Social
Read it again – remembering the Big Lie of a stolen election, minus any evidence, refuted by courts across the country but repeated to this day by Trump – these words in particular:
“…the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”
It’s a new bottom for the architect of so many lies, slurs on decency, on the values of democracy itself. If we are still the country our Founders imagined, the one we still wish to build, this week’s outburst should be the ruin of Trump.