Former President Donald Trump has intensified his plea for “FULL IMMUNITY” in a late-night social media post, drawing a controversial analogy that likens presidents to occasional “ROGUE COPS” who, for the greater good, should be shielded from prosecution. Trump, an avid user of his Truth Social platform, often expresses his views through text rants featuring copious use of ALL CAPS and EXCLAMATION POINTS, particularly on topics such as alleged “STOLLEN” elections. These posts offer insights into Trump’s thought processes.
The context for Trump’s 2 am rant lies in a week marked by courtroom theatrics and fireworks related to two non-criminal trials: the fraud case led by Attorney General Letitia James and overseen by Judge Arthur Engoron, and the E. Jean Carroll case. However, it is Trump’s relentless pursuit of immunity that dominated his attention from Wednesday night into Thursday morning, as he embraced his attorney’s audacious argument.
In this latest outburst, Trump contends that a President of the United States must enjoy full immunity, asserting that without it, their proper functioning becomes impossible. He argues that even well-intentioned mistakes could lead to almost certain indictment by the opposing party at the end of the term. Trump asserts that events deemed to “cross the line” should fall under total immunity to avoid years of trauma in distinguishing between good and bad decisions. Drawing a parallel with law enforcement, he argues that just as one can’t impede police from effective crime prevention due to concerns about the occasional “rogue cop” or “bad apple,” a certain level of imperfection should be tolerated in presidents. According to Trump, all presidents must be granted complete and total immunity; otherwise, the authority and decisiveness of the President of the United States will be forever stripped away. He expresses hope for an easy decision and concludes with a fervent “GOD BLESS THE SUPREME COURT!”
The previous Tuesday, Trump appeared in court to witness oral arguments at a hearing in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals regarding his claim of presidential immunity. During this hearing, his attorney made a startling argument that a president could order Seal Team Six to assassinate a political rival without facing prosecution unless impeached and convicted first. Having appointed three of the nine Supreme Court justices – Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett – more than any other president, Trump is evidently signaling his expectations for the outcome should the appeals court rule against him. The implication is clear: the Supreme Court is next in line, and Trump is preemptively shaping the narrative.
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