New York Times columnist writes country will ‘fall apart’ if Trump isn’t prosecuted


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The New York Times published an op-ed by columnist Charles M. Blow on Sunday that called for the prosecution of former president and future 2024 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The article, titled “We Can’t Afford Not to Sue Trump,” argued that the 45th president was a “political predator.”

“With the conclusion of this series of hearings into the January 6 insurrection, it has become increasingly clear to me that Trump should be charged with multiple crimes,” Blow wrote. However, Blow admitted that he was “not a prosecutor”.

“The questions before the Justice Department are not only whether there is compelling evidence that Trump committed the crimes he is accused of, but also whether the country could bear the stain of a criminal prosecution against him. a former president,” Blow wrote.

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“I would completely reverse that last question: can the country afford not sue Trump? I believe the answer is no,” he continued.

“He learned from his failures and is now more dangerous than ever,” Blow continued.

Blow has written many controversial opinion pieces. He had previously called for the removal of statues of President George Washington to fight racism.

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Blow wrote that Trump “has learned that the political system is incapable of holding him accountable.”

He went on to disparage Trump supporters by calling them misogynists, racists and “suckers.” “[Trump] learned that many of his followers have an almost total contempt for women,” Blow wrote.

“He’s learned that the presidency is the biggest rip-off of his life. For decades he’s sold golden glamor to suckers – peddling hotels and golf courses, steaks and vodka – but with the presidency , he only needed to sell them lies that affirmed their white nationalism and justified their white frailty, and they would gladly give him millions of dollars,” he wrote.

“Why put up a building when you could just put up a myth? Trump will never willingly walk away from that,” he continued.

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President Donald Trump points to supporters as first lady Melania Trump looks on after speaking at the Covelli Center, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Youngstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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“A Trump free from prosecution is a Trump free to lash out,” Blow wrote. He concluded that he thought “not to pursue [Trump] threatens the collapse of the entire political ecosystem and therefore of the country.”


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