I was shocked to find out that for the first time in his life, Donald Trump began to understand something.
Former President Donald Trump is staying away from the September 18 Washington, DC, rally in support of Capitol riot suspects because he thinks its a set-up to damage his reputation, sources told The New York Times.
Sources told The Times that he won’t be going anywhere near Washington on Saturday, and will instead spend the day at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey.
“Mr. Trump views the planned protest as a setup that the news media will use against him regardless of the outcome,” the Times reported, citing people familiar with his thinking.
The Saturday rally was organized by Matt Braynard, a former Trump campaign data official, and is being held in support of those who have been jailed or have faced other punishments in relation to the Capitol riot.
Earlier this week Braynard said attendees would not be allowed to wear clothing in support of Trump or Biden, saying the event was “not [about] the election or any candidate.”
Trump is not the only Republican keeping his distance, with Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Madison Cawthorn, who were originally scheduled to speak at the event, both canceling their appearances, Politico reported.
I thought Cawthorn was the one who organized it?
He said he was going to attack the jail, Wild Bunch style, and bust out the prisoners.
He also said that he was going to bring down the government.
The event had raised fears of a repeat of the violence on January 6, with intelligence officials saying that several far-right groups, such as the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, were expected to attend.
Amid the security concerns, police officers have re-erected a security fence around the perimeter of the Capitol that was originally put there in the wake of the insurrection.
Trump appears not to be the only one concerned that the event was a setup, with NBC News reporting on Wednesday that hardline Trump supporters and right-wing extremists on social media channels were riddled with paranoia that the event could be a decoy used to entrap them.
It’s paranoia to believe that an event in DC is designed to entrap people!
The good news is, this whole concept of “feds organizing fake events to entrap people” is now mainstream.
It’s like a Diamond Dogs type scenario.
There really is no faith at all left in the system. No one believes anything.
That’s a bad place for the government.
No one on the left believes anything either, and seem to believe that America itself is evil and should be destroyed.
What exactly is holding this country together, other than the threat of force?
How long can something like this last?
If the government wants to hold this together, they are going to need a weapon to rival Metal Gear.