The reporter, White Home correspondent Brian Karem, pressed Trump on the matter a number of instances, looking for to get a dedication from him to tamp down the division and unrest within the nation within the aftermath of the election. Trump’s reply to quelling any post-election chaos? Simply make his place everlasting. Karem later called Trump’s response, “The most scary reply I’ve ever acquired to any query I’ve ever requested.”

Trump’s reply must be taken each actually and severely by each media outlet within the nation. Trump is overtly and indisputably utilizing each software in his field—in each department of presidency—to undermine our nation’s free and truthful election and disenfranchise American voters nationwide. 

Trump’s efforts are pervasive, and they’re each rhetorical and structural. Judicially, he’s speeding to fill a Supreme Court docket seat to be able to safe 6-3 conservative majority that he believes will aspect with him in any authorized dispute over the election—and it’d nicely do this. Legislatively: Trump’s bought GOP lawmakers each working to substantiate his Scotus nomination and ship Kremlin-driven reviews supposed to smear Joe Biden. And the Government Department has develop into Trump’s muddy little playpen, with Legal professional Normal Invoice Barr digging up dust on Biden, his board of governors and Postmaster Normal at U.S. Postal Service taking a hatchet to the company’s effectivity and performance, and U.S. intelligence companies depriving the American folks of correct details about the threats posed by Russia within the upcoming election (to not point out white supremacist extremists).

However Trump’s mafia ranges of corruption don’t cease there, additionally they prolong to the states the place he’s presently trying to install elected loyalists who will defy the election outcomes if want be and vote for him within the Electoral Faculty no matter who truly wins.

Lastly, rhetorically, Trump is spewing disinformation (typically Russian-derived) about ballots, mail-in voting, widespread voter fraud (which doesn’t truly exist), and the general integrity of the election at each flip. Trump always tells his true believers that the one means for Joe Biden to win is that if he cheats—no small quantity of projection there. However as everyone knows, his cultists consider all the pieces Trump says. 

As conservative commentator and anti-Trumper Charlie Sykes wrote final week, “Regardless of the polls, Trump’s backers consider with an ethical certainty that he’ll win — and win massive. His defeat will come as a substantial shock to a lot of them who’ve fallen down the rabbit gap and they are going to be an keen viewers for essentially the most lurid conspiracy theories and prices of fraud.”

We’re in for one hell of a battle, people, notably if this election is shut and never referred to as on November third, which may be very possible given all of the mail balloting this cycle. Trump doesn’t know the that means of the phrase integrity and he provides no fucks about anybody else on this complete world however himself. So, even when he loses, we will be assured that he’ll go to any and all lengths to tear this nation to shreds or die making an attempt earlier than he surrenders his powers as president. 

This very actual potentiality is one thing I addressed at size in this piece about Portland a number of weeks in the past. Should you’re searching for a means ahead, maybe there’s a nugget or two that may be useful there. I personally am by no means with out hope, even on the darkest days. Peace and solidarity.

Watch it (2nd clip).