If there was any doubt left that Donald Trump is a fascist, that doubt was erased in all reasonable minds today.
Donald Trump, in an interview on national television, scoffed at the idea that there’s any problem with national leaders such as himself killing political dissidents.
An interviewer pointed out to Trump that “Putin’s a killer.”
This comment came in the context of the news today of the apparent poisoning by dictator Vladimir Putin of Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza. Putin is one of Donald Trump’s key political patriots.
In response, Trump stated, “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?”
For the record, in the United States, assassination is a federal crime. No one, not even the President of the United States, can legally order the assassination of any person.
Is our country so innocent? Yes, Mr. Trump, the United States is supposed to be innocent of the assassination of political dissidents.
Donald Trump doesn’t understand this. He seems to believe that the laws prohibiting the assassination of political opponents is naive. declared today that he has no intention of being restrained by the ban on assassination.
Watch out, America. The President of the United States just indicated that he has no problem with ordering agents of the U.S. government to murder people who publicly oppose his rule.
This is not a joke.
This is not some kind of unorthodox negotiating technique.
The President of the United States just endorsed the use of assassination to get rid of political opponents.
This is uncharted territory. We are in for some very dark times.