Vladimir Putin makes the same empty hollow threats about going nuclear over allies helping Ukraine. He’ll unleash things like “you never seen” if Ukraine gets help. These same threats coming from Trump are truly showing that Trump is just like Putin. The threats are the same threats: they’ll unleash XYZ like “we’ve never seen” before if anyone goes against them.
The threats are hollow, empty, paper tiger threats. Putin has nukes, he may use them, but never does, because he knows it will unleash NATO and the entire world against him and Russia. Trump knows that if he unleashes anything, the only thing he can unleash is a bunch of redneck hillbillies with pea shooters and AR-15’s, which the government response would be so swift and so massively terrifying that it would make the hunt for the Tsarnaev brothers pale in comparison.
The fact that Trump would issue threats against the government for indicting him for all his criminal activity shows just what kind of criminal thug Trump is. He should never be allowed to run in 2024, or any other time, and he should be indicted just to call his stupid bluff. Because as we all know Trump and his ilk are yellow belly cowards. They use empty threats to maintain their hold on power, but like Russia, when someone says sorry pal, no dice, they show themselves to be weak and powerless, with no real armies to unleash, and no one to follow them wherever they command.
Former President Donald Trump said Thursday the nation would face “problems … the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen” if he is indicted over his handling of classified documents after leaving office, an apparent suggestion that such a move by the Justice Department could spark violence from Trump’s supporters.
The former president said an indictment wouldn’t stop him from running for the White House again and repeatedly said Americans “would not stand” for his prosecution.
“If a thing like that happened, I would have no prohibition against running,” Trump said in an interview with conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt. “I think if it happened, I think you’d have problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before. I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it.”
Hewitt asked Trump what he meant by “problems.”
“I think they’d have big problems. Big problems. I just don’t think they’d stand for it. They will not sit still and stand for this ultimate of hoaxes,” Trump said.
It’s not the first time Republicans have hinted at potential civil unrest if the DOJ indicts Trump. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham made headlines last month when he said there would be “riots in the street” if “there is a prosecution of Donald Trump for mishandling classified information.” Graham’s comments were slammed as “irresponsible” and “shameful.” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, without naming the South Carolina senator, said these comments from “extreme Republicans” were “dangerous.”
Hewitt appeared to see Trump’s comments as a nod toward potential unrest, asking the former president how he would respond when the “legacy media” accuses him of inciting violence.
“That’s not inciting. I’m just saying what my opinion is,” Trump said. “I don’t think the people of this country would stand for it.”
The FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida sparked a political firestorm last month. According to a Justice Department court filing released in August, prosecutors obtained a search warrant for the estate after receiving evidence there was “likely” an effort to conceal classified documents at the residence in defiance of a grand jury subpoena. Agents recovered highly classified records mixed among personal items, in addition to dozens of empty folders with classified markings.
The DOJ and Trump’s lawyers are now in the midst of legal deliberations on an outside review of the seized documents.
Speaking with Hewitt on Thursday, Trump continued to use the defense that he “declassified” everything he took to Mar-a-Lago, a claim his legal team has thus far declined to make in court.
Rhetoric that could be seen as alluding to violence is not out of character for Trump. In his speech on Jan. 6, 2021, to supporters before rioters stormed the Capitol in an effort to block the certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, the then-president told the crowd to “fight much harder” against “bad people” and to “show strength.” His comments that day have been a focal point of Jan. 6 select committee’s investigation into the president and his inner circle, with investigators using one of their summer hearings to make the case that Trump’s efforts to hold on to power resonated with extremist groups and brought them to the Capitol.