Mary Trump urges lawmakers to disregard Trump’s faux franchise ribbon and now kick him out of workplace
Donald Trump appeared to be officially waving the white flag of surrender and approving Joe Biden in a highly edited video released Thursday night.
However, the hostage-style ribbon was clearly designed by Trump and his allies to prevent a second impeachment or impeachment through the 25th Amendment.
The president’s niece, Mary Trump, said the scripted speech did nothing to change the fact that the president poses a clear and present threat to the country and must be removed from office.
“[The video] There is no way I should do anything to let him off the hook, ”she said. “If he is not charged and removed from office, we are in serious trouble.”
Mary Trump says lawmakers should ignore Trump’s scripted “concession speech” and move quickly to impeachment. pic.twitter.com/jx9cW5qC9D
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Mary Trump said:
I think someone could get through to him and convince him that even if it was just performative, he had to do something to mitigate the damage that he naturally only did to himself, because that’s all he cares about . He did that yesterday. But of course it was pure achievement. There was no truth in it at all. And if you listen carefully, he doesn’t really give up the choice. So there is no reason to take this video seriously. There’s no need to give him credit for it. There is absolutely no reason to believe that this means that he will change in the future. We’re still looking at a very difficult, potentially dangerous 12 days. And under no circumstances should it do anything to let him off the hook. If he is not charged and removed from office, we will have serious problems.
Trump released the video to protect himself
Encouraged by Donald Trump, a group of MAGA insurgents stormed the nation’s capital on Wednesday to overthrow the elections. It was an act of terror in which several people died and the country shook to the core.
As Mary Trump said Thursday, the president released this speech today to protect himself from the aftermath, not because he cares about healing the country or lowering the national temperature.
The outgoing president knows that more and more lawmakers and Americans are calling for his impeachment and removal from office. He also appears to be realizing that any political future he thought was dead could be dead after Wednesday’s failed MAGA coup.
Make no mistake: the United States continues to be at high risk while Donald Trump is in the White House. A pre-recorded speech that his co-workers forced him to give does not change this reality.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.