Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What's next, Trump? Lynchings?

It's hard to keep up with Donald Trump.  He just keeps upping his demagoguery.    Speaking about the arrested bombing suspect, Ahmad Rahami, who was injured in a shootout with the police and is in a hospital, Trump lamented:

“Now we will give him amazing hospitalization. He will be taken care of by some of the best doctors in the world. . . .  [He] will be given a fully modern and updated hospital room, and he’ll probably even have room service, knowing the way our country is. “On top of that, he will be represented by an outstanding lawyer.”

Does Trump even know that Rahami is a U.S. citizen?   And, although the evidence against him is overwhelming (video of him putting something in the dumpster, his fingerprints on the unexploded bombs in New Jersey), he is still entitled to due process -- which includes legal representation and a fair trial.

This is not the first time that Donald Trump has seemed to want to do away with the Constitution when it suits him.   Using a religious test to bar people coming into our country;  toying with censoring what can be published -- or even put on the internet.  And now eliminating due process.


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