donald trump is over His disgusting pre-midterm rally, imagining the prison rape of journalists who called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi an “animal,” defended the death penalty, and reported on the decision to overturn a Supreme Court ruling. Blitzkrieg. Law vs Wade.
“I can’t believe the leak from the Supreme Court,” the former president said Monday night at a rally in Ohio. “But the information is very easy to come by. You tell the reporter who it is…and if the reporter doesn’t want to tell you, it’s ‘bye.'” Reporters go to jail. When a reporter finds out that he is going to marry a certain inmate who is very strong, tough and mean, he will say, “I’m going to give you information.”
Monday’s rally wasn’t the first time Trump imagined a journalist being raped in prison. He played out the same fantasy at a rally in Texas last month, saying reporters would reveal the leaker’s identity as soon as they realized they were “soon to be another prisoner’s bride.” Ohio, the audience burst into laughter.
It’s not just laughter.
This year, as Trump informally strategizes what a second term could look like beginning in 2025, how the US government and Justice Department can change his aspirations. started soliciting occasional ideas from conservative allies about Number of reporters — real life.
A few months ago, the former president had a meeting with at least one of his allies about what must be done to standardize his authoritarian, First Amendment-busting vision, according to sources who were present. I asked a small group of lawyers briefly.
“He said other countries are doing it too. So here, why not,” the source said.
The other countries here are the non-free, authoritarian states that Trump has long admired. North Korea does not tolerate freedom of expression. China and Russia are notorious for imprisoning journalists. Trump-backed Hungarian autocratic ruler Viktor Orban is also targeting reporters.He praised China on Monday Execute drug dealers and send bullets to families, garnered cheers from the crowd.he is his ‘Great relationship’ With President Xi Jinping in charge at a rally last week. “He’s president for life,” Trump said. “I call him king.”
Trump closed the rally on Monday by pointing out that next Tuesday at Mar-a-Lago, he will make a “very big announcement” that is widely expected to be the declaration of his 2024 presidential candidacy.
Trump recently began questioning how he could imprison journalists if he retakes the White House in 2024. new york times In 2017, less than a month after Trump took office, he complained to then-FBI Director James Comey about leaks to the media and should consider jailing journalists who release classified information. I told Comey that it was. It’s unclear how Comey reacted. Trump will fire him in less than three months.