Cornered Donald Trump Panic Posts Series of Truth Videos Threatening Retribution
News broke this week that the Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is likely to lay a criminal indictment (or several) against
News broke this week that the Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is likely to lay a criminal indictment (or several) against former President Donald Trump soon.
Even if he doesn’t, there are three other high-profile criminal investigations dogging the former POTUS and its’ just a matter of time before one or all of them pass down grave charges.
This week, Trump released a lengthy statement blasting the New York investigation into hush money paid to former porn star Stormy Daniels, suggesting that his camp believes an indictment is imminent and he’s worried about the implications.
Donald Trump was feeling the pressure this morning when he uploaded a series of videos to Truth Social.
Topics in the videos range from blasting the “witch hunt” against him to talking about the fact that “Trump was right about everything.”
But the most recent video takes things to a darker place – a place where Trump threatens retribution against China.
Donald Trump Feels the Pressure
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This week, Trump has gone on truly bizarre tangents (even for him) that show he’s feeling the pressure of the overlapping investigations.
While Trump tries to play it off like he’s unbothered, unphased, and certain to be exonerated – reading between the lines shows a different story.
Trump’s team is suggesting that if he is indicted, it will guarantee that he returns to the White House in 2024.
They’ve even gone so far as to tell prosecutors that, hoping to stave off an indictment by suggesting that it will achieve the one thing they hope won’t happen.
There are several problems with that approach.
First, the prosecutors should be working on a bipartisan basis. So any threats of winning, not winning, or “what they hope” shouldn’t even enter into the picture.
Second, if you thought your chance to win was to be indicted, what would you hope would happen?
Yet, Trump’s team is trying to wave off an indictment.
So instead of an indictment being a boon to the campaign, it’s clear they’re worried about what the actual impact would be. They may be right that a Trump indictment would bring a wave of support and fundraising – but it’s clear they’re worried about what happens on the other side. I.e. a potential conviction.
This week, Trump kicked off Monday with a rally in Iowa where he took aim at transgender people and the “woke leftists Democrats” who he says are “unfairly” investigating him.
He mocked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (who isn’t even running at this point), and ranted about balls.
Then came Friday morning’s parade of panicked videos, suggesting that Trump is throwing everything he can at the wall and hoping something lands with supporters to distract from his legal peril.
Donald Trump Vows Retribution Against China
One of Trump’s videos was a pat on the back about how “Trump was right” about everything.
He mentioned his ill-fated battle against Chinese-owned ByteDance, parent company for TikTok.
During his time in office, Trump tried to ban TikTok from the US – but was taken to court and his attempt was shot down.
Now, the Biden administration is trying to do the same thing Trump did: force ByteDance to divest from TikTok, or face a ban in the US. It seems likely that the attempt will fail in court again just as it did under the Trump admin, but this time ByteDance may at least receive offers they consider entertaining.
After bragging that he was right about “everything,” Trump turned to China and COVID-19.
In the most recently uploaded video, Trump started, “three years ago, I declared that the China virus almost certainly came from the Wuhan lab. Now the world is finally admitting the truth, and they’re saying I was right.” This is only partially true – some investigations have suggested that COVID-19 may have come from a lab in China, but US intelligence doesn’t have a “conclusive” answer yet.
Trump continues, “The cover-up of COVID-19’s origins is one of the greatest scandals in the history of the world. The greatest scandal is COVID itself, however. Millions of people all over the planet have died from the China virus, now it’s time to hold China and the corrupt forces who have facilitated this colossal suppression of facts accountable for the damage they have inflicted upon the world and all humanity.”
He then added, “We have to do something about it. There has to be some form of retribution. And there will be some form of retribution. China cannot pay for the damage they caused; it’s more than $50 trillion. And they don’t have anything even close to that. But something has to be done, and will be done.”
What Trump plans to do if he regains the White House is unclear; as is how he’d be able to prove that China leaked the virus with any ill intent. After all, the US itself holds dozens of deadly viruses under lock and key at CDC research facilities. If any of those leaked, it would be difficult to prove intent from the government.
The US can’t even really prove that China sent spy balloons into the US with intent to gather intel, despite the fact that we have their technology in our hands at this point.
So Trump’s promise of retribution is unlikely to become reality.
It’s not stopping him from trying, however. Many people will turn their talk to China and COVID today rather than focusing on the fact that Trump is under investigation for serious crimes – crimes that could be disqualifying for the presidency.