No other U.S. President, in modern history, has turned on people and institutions like the 45th commander-in-chief has; and no other U.S. President has made so many enemies in so little time as has Donald Trump. But now that he is on the verge of becoming a private citizen, it is obvious that payback time for President Donald Trump is upon us.
Their mission [FBI] to uphold our laws also weakens Trump’s base of support by reminding Trump’s White Supremacists that their time is up.
THE FBI IS TURNING THE HEAT ON HIS SUPPORTERS
Trump, from day one of his presidency, chose to pick a fight with the Intel institutions, especially the FBI he accused of fomenting the Russian investigation against his campaign and its staffers. The FBI caught in its nets such high visibility figures as Michael Flynn, his National Security Adviser, as well as Paul Manafort, his election campaign manager.
During the first year of his presidency, Trump publicly raged about the FBI investigation of his campaign to such an extent that it would be easy to claim that there is no love lost between Trump and the FBI.
After the insurrection of January 6, 2021, the FBI has mobilized its resources to identify and indict the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol. Not only did Trump supporters violate the laws and should have never been allowed to vacate the premises without answering for their crimes, but the FBI is on a mission to hold them accountable to eradicate far-right violent agitators who also happen to adore their nemesis.
Their mission to uphold our laws also weakens Trump’s base of support by reminding Trump’s White Supremacists that their time is up. To many privileged White Supremacists, the shock of the FBI raiding their homes and places of business has yet to sink in.
Apple, Google, and Amazon blocked Parler all together thus starving Trump and his hate groups from this platform they were all tilting towards.
BIG TECH COMPANIES ARE PULLING THE RUG
In the last few days, Americans have witnessed a series of big tech companies onslaught to pull the rug from under Trump’s feet. Like the FBI, Trump has fought them all during his tenure and turned them into notable enemies. One of the reasons he refused to sign the second stimulus bill late December is because a majority-Republican Senate refused to undo Section 230, which protects companies like Facebook and Twitter from lawsuits about the content they permit on their platforms.
Trump lost that fight, and today these big tech companies are gloating as they pay him back for his enmity and for his illegal online activities.
First, Twitter permanently suspended his account after he tried, again, to incite his supporters to storm the Capitol on January 17. Then, as Trump and his supporters began fishing for a new platform to spew their hate and venom, Apple, Google, and Amazon blocked Parler all together thus starving Trump and his hate groups from this platform they were all tilting towards.
Without Amazon hosting and Apple and Google listing the Parler App on their systems, Parler will die a slow death.
The number of enemies he [Trump] made might just be enough to face insurmountable odds to remain free and still kicking.
PAYBACK FOR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
The actions above are just the beginning. Lurking behind are the myriad of legal options many State Attorneys might bring against Trump and his family and associates. Especially in the State of Georgia and in Washington DC for inciting his supporters to act with violence.
Once Trump is a private citizen after noon on January 20, 2021, I believe there will be many announcements by many State Attorneys to pursue him in the courts of law.
Personally, I hope Trump pays dearly for his illegal behavior during his tenure. I hope to see judges ordering him to jail, which I do not believe it will happen because the system is ill-equipped to prosecute people of privilege in this country. Rarely it does.
But then Trump is different. The number of enemies he made might just be enough to face insurmountable odds to remain free and still dangerous.