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Tom of Temecula

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Mon Apr 22, 2024, 11:31 PM Apr 22

Trump fears winding 'up as the thing his old man most reviled': ex-Obama official [View all]

At Donald Trump his first criminal trial — for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's hush money case against the ex-president — it's clear that jail time could be in the MAGA hopeful's future. Former President Barack Obama ex-senior strategist David Axelrod, in a Monday op-ed for The Atlantic, highlights what he believes is Trump's greatest fear — and it's not jail.

He writes: "As Trump sits and watches the criminal trial he hoped to avoid unfold, he must know that a potential reckoning he has spent a lifetime eluding could be coming. He has been reduced to a criminal defendant in a courtroom where someone else has absolute power and the rules very definitely apply. The weariness and vulnerability captured in those courtroom images betray a growing recognition that he could wind up as the thing his old man most reviled."

A convicted criminal? No, worse. A loser.

According to Axelrod, the former president's father, Fred Trump, "did impart to his son was an indelible lesson: There are two kinds of people in the world—killers and losers—and like his father, Donald had to be a killer." The former Obama official continues, "The killers take what they want, however they need to take it. Rules? Norms? Laws? Institutions? They’re for suckers. The only unpardonable sin in Trumpworld is the failure to act in your own self-interest."


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