Careful

Trump has been threatening Big Problems if he is indicted. Nice little country ya got here type of thing.

Trump warned that if he were indicted on a charge of mishandling classified documents after leaving the White House, there would be “problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before.”

Perhaps. Then again perhaps pigs can fly.

Trump, speaking Thursday to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, added, “I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it.”

We would stand for it, sit for it, jump up and down for it, turn cartwheels for it, ride a bicycle from New York to San Francisco for it.

Hewitt, who is also a contributing columnist for The Washington Post, then noted that critics would describe the comment as inciting violence, and he asked Trump to respond to the claim. “That’s not inciting — I’m just saying what my opinion is. I don’t think the people of this country would stand for it,” Trump said.

Definitely not inciting, just as “it would be a shame if this nice country ya got here burned down one night” is not inciting.

When pressed by Hewitt, Trump said he thought there would be “big problems, big problems.”

Ah. I do love getting clarification.

Trump’s comments Thursday came hours before officials from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security briefed Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee about threats against federal officials. After the briefing, Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), the committee’s chairman, described Trump’s rhetoric as dangerous.

“Inviting the mob to return to the streets is exactly what happened here on January 6th, 2021,” Durbin told reporters. After noting that five people died as a result of the attack and 149 law enforcement agents were injured that day, the senator said Trump’s “careless and inflammatory rhetoric has its consequences.”

Oh it’s not careless. Oh god no. Careless is the opposite of what it is. It’s very deliberate and calculated. He’s not playing. He wasn’t playing on January 6 and he’s not playing now.

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