As we head into the midterm elections here in America, there appear to be two very distinct political battles shaping up before our very eyes.
One, of course, is the battle at the ballot box, as the Republicans and Democrats both look to stave off the far-flung extremes of their own parties in order to garner enough votes to remain relevant.
But then there’s the other, more grandiose conflict, as the Department of Justice continues to inundate former President Trump is investigations bred from allegations that no one can seem to find a charge for.
After months of witnessing this fishing expedition firsthand, and realizing that every day without an indictment is merely another day of digging for one, Donald Trump believes that any charges brought against him could result in a civil catastrophe.
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.”
The answer came quickly, albeit somewhat grimly:
“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 doesn’t take much imagination to understand what Trump is insinuating here, and other prominent members of the GOP have suggested similar.