by Shelt Garner
I don’t know about this one. It’s too easy to jump to conclusions. And, as someone known to jump to conclusions, the idea that the reason why the FBI swooped in on Mar-a-Lago was they had evidence that Trump was selling state secrets….is a bridge to far. At least for now.
The reason why I think this is — for about six years, I came up with all these evil, elaborate schemes that Trump might do. And the he proceeded to impress me with how fucking stupid and lazy he was. Instead of simply firing people in the summer of 2020 until he got the result he wanted — an indicted Hunter Biden — he waited until the absolute very last moment to stage an autocoup. He is so dumb — and lazy. Don’t forget lazy.
So, there would be something next-level for Trump to do something so nefarious as sell American state secrets for cold hard cash. It just seems like another one of those obvious plots I came up for Trump between 2015 and 2021 that he never did because he was too stupid and lazy to pull them off.
And, yet, I guess the case could be made that since money would be involved and it would be a very, very simple plot — secrets for cash — that even Trump could pull it off. But, Trump is such a dingus that I struggle to imagine him being able to keep something so huge secret. He would say something now and again about it that would be weird and we would all be scratching our heads about why he said some odd ball thing out of the blue.
Like the toilet flushing thing.
If you put in the context of him constantly flushing secrets down the toilet, then, yes, his obsession with being able to flush the toilet “like the good old days” makes a lot of sense.
Anyway, I suppose it’s at least possible that Trump could have done cold, hard treason with state secrets, but I seriously doubt it. And, remember, even if we could somehow magical politically neutralize Trump, there are a dozen other would-be Republican autocrats who are younger, more organized and focused than Trump ever has been.
We’re fucked. Get out. I’m too poor to get get out of the country so I’m probably going to die at the hands of a weaponized ICE at some point after 2025 when an autocrat becomes POTUS.