“Trump signaled in a Tweet that even after he leaves office his criminally seditious behavior will persist. This is “only the beginning of the fight to make America Great Again!” Trump declared at 3:49 AM Thursday……”
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This is “only the beginning of the fight to make America Great Again!” Trump declared at 3:49 AM Thursday an aide Tweeted after Twitter locked Trump’s own account for spreading dangerous lies.
While Trump’s middle of the night statement also promised a peaceful transition of power when Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20, it came without a critical word about the chaos and violence Wednesday by fanatical Trumpians in California, Kansas, Georgia, Oregon, Washington and Utah.
Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri. Among others, defended or excused Trump’s solicitation to mob violence. Six senators and a majority of House Republicans voted to reject the certified election results from several states. I think Hawley should be ousted by the rest of the Senate, not the least because Hawley gave a raised fist in solidarity with the mob as he entered the Capitol Wednesday.
Trump’s baseless claims that he won by a landslide in November — for which he produced no evidence in 60 failed lawsuits, — are believed by a large share of Republicans. A poll during the siege found that 45% of Republicans support the mob attack while more than two-thirds of the GOP believe the violence and looting pose no threat to our democracy.
If other polls support this finding it is a powerful measure of how much enduring damage Trump has inflicted on our democracy by promoting disrespect for the rule of law. That Republicans of all people would support lawlessness and violence after decades “law and order” sloganeering shows the fervor for authoritarian rule among members of that party.
Propaganda favoring Trump plays a major role in the willingness of many Republicans to excuse Trump’s criminal behavior and contemptuous violation of his oath of office.
Primetime hosts on Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News repeatedly told the lie Wednesday evening that Capitol invaders were not Trumpian thugs, but antifa posing as Trump supporters or at least some of them were antifa. Fox News even posted a story excusing Trump’s attempted coup. Fox politics writer Brooke Singman wrote:
“Trump said ‘these are the things and events that happen,’ referring to violent protests that sent the U.S. Capitol Building into lockdown, when a ‘landslide victory’ is “vicously [sic] stripped away from great patriots,’ while urging America to ‘remember this day forever.'”