Donald Trump’s New York turmoil is finally catching up with him | Mulshine

A prankster once said that the best thing about living on the Jersey Shore is that you’re so close to New York City that you feel like you never need to go there.

I agree. We soak up the New York experience of New Yorkers who come here.

Donald Trump for example.

Long before going to Washington, The Donald went to Atlantic City.

There he ripped off and harmed virtually everyone he did business with.

Back when Trump first flirted with a run for the White House in 2011, I interviewed some locals. They knew what to expect when The Donald moved his hustle from AC to DC

“Everyone here supports him,” said one. “They imagine that he will fuck the Chinese as he fucked us. He will probably fuck Arabs too.

It was Seth Grossman, a lawyer who leads a conservative group called Freedom and prosperity.

Grossman liked most of what Trump did while in office. But as a strict Constitutional constructivist, he opposed the stunt Trump tried to pull off on Jan. 6.

“Any American who calls himself a conservative should understand and respect our Constitution,” Grossman said in a message at the time. “Vice President Pence did what the Twelfth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution required him to do.”

What he was asking her to do was count the votes, not certify them. The certification was made by the States a month earlier.

Trump couldn’t change that. All he could do is give Democrats something to talk about for decades to come.

“I keep saying Trump has fallen for every trap the Democrats have thrown at him,” Grossman said when I called him last week. “People say he exposed these traps. Well, if a soldier steps on every landmine the enemy sets up for him, he exposes the landmines.

That’s what Trump did. Until the Donald debacle on January 6, it was the opposition that was responsible for these riots in places like Portland.

But when it comes to rioting, nothing beats video of this mob carrying Trump banners as they knock out this policewoman while storming the Capitol. That “Hang Mike Pence” chant will also be hard to top.

And there are many more where that came from. Democrats will release it piece by piece over the next few weeks.

They certainly don’t have much else to say as the November election approaches. Inflation? Gas prices? Immigration?

Trump gave them the gift that keeps on giving.

But he fucked his own followers. Trump couldn’t have chosen a worse jurisdiction to drive his crowd crazy, Grossman says.

“The last thing you want to do is go to Manhattan or DC,” he said. “He takes his most loyal supporters and puts them at the mercy of his worst enemies in law enforcement.”

Trump hasn’t made many friends in Georgia either. But he might need it if the Fulton County District Attorney decides to charge him.

It’s a real possibility according to attorney Norm Eisen of the Brookings Institution.











Eisen co-author a 100 page study of a potential lawsuit by Trump and his demand that Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “find 11,780 votes”, which would have made Donald the winner by one vote.

“We conclude that Trump’s post-election conduct in Georgia places him at substantial risk of possible state charges based on multiple crimes,” the study said. “These charges potentially include criminal solicitation to commit election fraud; intentional interference in the exercise of electoral functions; conspiracy to commit electoral fraud; criminal solicitation; and report RICO violations.

In a tweet On Friday, Eisen said, “A lot of people are saying last night’s hearing finally got an audience of 1: AG Garland. NOPE! It was an audience of 2. Fulton Cty. DA Fani Willis was also watching, she will likely be the first to sue Trump, and Liz Cheney knew it.

Ironically, the only thing that could save Trump from a state indictment may be a federal indictment by Attorney General Merrick Garland. After that hearing, there’s plenty of material if Garland decides to get dashing.

Many Republicans would profess to be appalled if this were to happen.

But if Trump were taken to the hoosegow, it would pave the way for another Republican to run for president in 2024.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is the favorite of most Republicans I know.

Unlike Trump, he is young and has a clean resume. (Not like The Donald) Unlike Trump, he won every race he entered.

Better yet, he’s not from New York.

A president from there will be quite sufficient.

ADD – EVEN HIS HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER LIT TRUMP

In an editorial, The New York Post says what I’ve been saying for months: Donald Trump is doing more for Democrats than Republicans. Here is an exerpt ::

Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego. He can’t admit that his tweets and his narcissism have turned millions off. He won’t stop insisting that 2020 was “stolen” even though he offered no proof that it was true.

Respected officials like former Attorney General Bill Barr call his rants “nonsense.” It’s not just about Liz Cheney. Mitch McConnell, Betsy DeVos, Mark Meadows – they all knew Trump was delusional. His own daughter and son-in-law testified that it was a bull.

Trump’s response? He insults Barr, and dismisses Ivanka as “verified”. He clings to more fantastical theories, such as Dinesh D’Souza’s debunked “2,000 mules,” even as accounts in Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin confirm that Trump lost.

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