On Monday, the unprecedented second Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump will begin, and the charge this time will be incitement of insurrection for his role in the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol which led to the death of a police officer and four other people.
Since we have the former president’s own words from the speech he gave shortly before thousands of his supporter attacked Congress, what possible defense could Trump’s attorneys use? Simple. He plans to blame black people.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) revealed the Trump legal strategy Sunday during an appearance on Fox News, telling host Chris Wallace:
“I think you’re going to see the Trump defense play video of Rep. Maxine Waters telling crowds to mob Trump administration officials and attack them. They’ll probably show clips of Cory Booker saying get up in their face of these congresspeople. You’ll probably see comments from Rep. Omar celebrating the violence that happened to me when I had six ribs broken and part of a lung removed.”
But did Maxine Waters really urge people to “attack” Trump officials? No. She most certainly didn’t. Here’s exactly what she said:
“If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothing yet. You have members of your cabinet being booed out of restaurants. You have protesters taking up at their house. We say no peace, no sleep. No peace, so sleep. And guess what? We’re going to win this battle because while you try to quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions, and others, you really don’t know the Bible. God is on our side. On the side of the children. On the side of what’s right. On the side of what’s honorable. On the side of understanding that if we can’t protect the children, we can’t protect anybody, and so let’s stay the course. Let’s make sure that we show up where ever we have to show up. If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out, and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Did Maxine Waters urge crowds of people to march to the White House and engage violence once they got there? She didn’t Did Ilhan Omar encourage Rand Paul’s neighbor to attack him? Nope.
Of course, it’s no surprise that Trump and his attorneys will attempt to blame African-Americans for his crimes. After all, the Trump family has been discriminating and persecuting black people for decades. It’s what they do.
Just when you think Donald Trump cannot possibly be any more disgusting, he lowers the bar yet again and limbos right under it.