Trump: We sent in the US Marshals, took 15 minutes and it was over... They knew who he was, they didn’t want to arrest him and 15 minutes that ended pic.twitter.com/fJA5BsJVeF— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 15, 2020
Trump: We sent in the US Marshals, took 15 minutes and it was over... They knew who he was, they didn’t want to arrest him and 15 minutes that ended.
Now I don't believe the US Marshals really committed first-degree murder, or I'd like to believe they didn't go in there with straightforward intent to kill, regardless of what they encountered. But here, Trump clearly establishes himself as an autocrat. He does not believe he is bound by law, and he endorses first-degree murder by those under his authority.
It's no accident that Trump once said that his supporters would stick with him if he committed cold-blooded murder on Fifth Avenue. He is comfortable with murder, and he believes his own supporters are morally warped. I'll leave it to others to decide if they really are that warped.
Anyone paying attention already knows all this about Trump. He is an authoritarian who has no respect for the law, no interest in justice, no decency, no respect for the rights of others, and definitely no respect for the lives of others.