Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #159
EDITORIAL | 2/20/2020, 3:54 p.m.
Trump can add another lethal arrow to his quiver, another notch to his pistol of pestilence, another feather to his dunce cap, now that he has anointed himself “chief law enforcement officer” of the U.S., a claim that is as blatantly false as all the other lies that drip from his mouth.
But in his assertion of total power in practically all walks of our so-called democratic life, Trump is, without doubt, the judge, jury, and the
executioner. Yup, he’s chief cook and bottle washer and is determined to micro-manage the nation.
As we have noted at least once before in this column, Trump’s reign is in so many ways reminiscent of France’s King Louis XIV, who ruled for more than 72 years, and thank goodness we may be through with Trump in a much shorter expanse of time. Some of the quotes attributed to the Sun King, as Louis was known, certainly apply to Trump, particularly these three: “It is legal because I wish it.” “There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.” “Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.”
“Just so you understand,” Trump said earlier this week, commenting on the sentencing of his former campaign adviser Roger Stone, “I chose not to be involved. I’m allowed to be totally involved. I’m actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer of the country. But I’ve chosen not be involved.”
If he’s the chief law enforcement officer, then Attorney General William Barr can be defined as his chump in residence, and Barr has hinted at a possible resignation.
More than 2,000 former Justice Department officials have insisted that Barr step down, and four federal prosecutors withdrew from the Stone case and one resigned over Barr’s actions in withdrawing a more severe sentencing of Stone who was found guilty of seven counts of lying to Congress.
Of course lying to Congress and to the American people is something we’ve become quite accustomed to over the last several years of the Trump regime, and, yes, Barr needs to pack his books and depart, and take his boss, or should we say chief law enforcement officer, along with him.
Other than death and taxes, there is one other certainty—another fiat from the White House, another terrible, sometimes risible tweet from Trump, if they weren’t so tragic in their implications.
While we don’t wish gangrene on Trump, the malady that finally ended Louis’ rule in France, a more benign punishment waits in the voting booth and that is one thing we wish on him as we chant Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go!