Donald Trump Vows to Lock up Political Enemies if he Returns to White House – Donald Trump, if elected for another term, has expressed his intention to lock up his political adversaries, as stated during an interview where rightwing broadcaster Glenn Beck brought up Trump’s previous campaign pledge to “lock up” Hillary Clinton, his 2016 opponent, a commitment that went unmet during his tenure.
Beck said: “Do you regret not locking [Clinton] up? And if you’re president again, will you lock people up?” Trump said: “The answer is you have no choice, because they’re doing it to us.” Trump has actively supported the “lock her up” chant against his opponents, yet he finds himself at significant risk of facing legal consequences.
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Currently facing four indictments, he is confronted with 91 criminal charges that encompass election manipulation, handling classified information, and making hush-money payments to an adult film star. Trump maintains his innocence and asserts that he is a target of political victimization. Trials are planned for the coming year.
In recent weeks, Politico’s calculations indicated a potential sentence of up to 641 years in jail for Trump. Subsequently, Forbes raised this estimate to over 717 years following the inclusion of 13 charges related to racketeering and conspiracy in Georgia. It’s important to note that both sources acknowledged that even if convicted, Trump would unlikely serve the maximum sentences.
Furthermore, convictions wouldn’t automatically disqualify him from running for or being elected as president. Despite these legal concerns, Trump continues to lead in national and key state polls for the Republican presidential nomination. In his Tuesday interview on BlazeTV, Trump also said he “never hit Biden as hard as I could have” while in office.
The initial impeachment of Trump revolved around his efforts to uncover damaging information about his adversaries, including Biden, involving matters concerning politics and business in Ukraine. Presently, within Congress, Trump’s Republican associates are issuing threats to impeach Biden based on unverified claims linked to his son, Hunter.
Trump conveyed to Beck that Biden was responsible for the charges against him. However, it’s important to clarify that these charges were all initiated by independent prosecutors separate from the White House. Specifically, 44 charges were filed by the justice department’s special counsel Jack Smith, 34 by Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg, and 13 by Fani Willis, the district attorney of Fulton county, Georgia.
Trump also claimed “the woman that I never met, that they accused me of rape, that’s being run by a Democrat, a Democrat operative, and paid for by the Democrat [sic] party.” This pertained to the mention of legal actions initiated byE Jean Carroll, a writer who alleges that Trump sexually assaulted her in New York during the 1990s.
In a recent development, Trump was held accountable for both sexual misconduct and defamation, resulting in a fine of approximately $5 million. Another legal proceeding is scheduled for the upcoming year. The presiding judge in this matter has characterized Trump as having been legally determined to be a perpetrator of sexual assault.