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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Convicted Criminal Warns of "Breaking Point"

Our most recent book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics. Among other things, it discusses the state of the partiesThe state of the GOP is not good. Some Republican leaders -- and a measurable number of rank-and-file voters -- are open to violent rebellioncoups, and secession.  Trump has accused the Biden Administration of trying to kill him.

Mia McCarthy at Politico:

Former President Donald Trump said if he is put under house arrest, it would be a “breaking point” for the American public who “would not stand for it.”

“I’m not sure the public would stand for it,” Trump said during an interview with Fox News’ Will Cain, Rachel Campos-Duffy and Pete Hegseth that aired Sunday morning. “I think it’d be tough for the public to take. At a certain point, there’s a breaking point.”

The former president and presumptive GOP nominee was found guilty on 34 counts for falsifying business records last week, making him the first former president to become a convicted felon. Trump reiterated the claim that his verdict was the result of a weaponized justice system and his team plans to appeal.

The Independent:

Hardcore Donald Trump supporters are calling for riots, insurrection, and assassination after a Manhattan jury found him guilty of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.

Trump became the first US president to be criminally convicted on Thursday, but said he would “continue to fight” the decision. He will have 30 days to do following his sentencing on July 11.

In messages seen by The Independent, and others reported by Reuters, Trump die-hards on social media are calling for violence in the wake of the verdict.

“Find the jurors. All of them. Take no prisoners,” wrote one user on a Trump-focused message board.

“Just give them the rope,” said another, in an explicit reference to lynching. “The time for talking has long gone. Let them swing outside the courthouse.”

Meanwhile, Trump gave a rambling speech at Trump Tower on Friday, blasting the US as a “fascist state.”