Donald Trump’s criminally insane telephone call (Update #2)

Updates

  1. Originally published, January 3, 2021, 10:05 pm.
  2. January 3, 2021, 11:18 pm:

Donald Trump

The phone call to Georgia’s secretary of state that the Washington Post has obtained a recording of[1] is apparently a different call from the one Donald Trump previously made to Georgia’s governor.[2] I don’t know how you interpret this latest reported call, attempting to reverse the election results,[3] as indicating anything other than criminal insanity.[4] Trump can’t possibly be in his right mind, he can’t possibly understand what he is doing, he obviously doesn’t understand that what he’s doing is wrong, and there can no longer be any question that Mike Pence should move to remove Trump from office under the 25th amendment.[5]

Meanwhile, all living former defense secretaries signed on to an op-ed in the Washington Post opposing any use of the military,[6] as with the Insurrection Act,[7] to overturn the election results. But we have a criminally insane[8] president surrounded by sycophants[9] (who are, of course, the very reason Trump has not already been deposed via the 25th amendment). Make sure that Insurrection Act invocation is on your 2021 Bingo card.

Ashton Carter et al., “All 10 living former defense secretaries: Involving the military in election disputes would cross into dangerous territory,” Washington Post, January 3, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/10-former-defense-secretaries-military-peaceful-transfer-of-power/2021/01/03/2a23d52e-4c4d-11eb-a9f4-0e668b9772ba_story.html

Amy Gardner, “‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor,” Washington Post, January 3, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raffensperger-call-georgia-vote/2021/01/03/d45acb92-4dc4-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html


  1. [1]Amy Gardner, “‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor,” Washington Post, January 3, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raffensperger-call-georgia-vote/2021/01/03/d45acb92-4dc4-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html
  2. [2]Kristen Holmes and Veronica Stracqualursi, “Trump pressured Georgia governor in call to help overturn Biden’s win in state,” CNN, December 5, 2020, https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/05/politics/trump-georgia-brian-kemp-phone-call/index.html
  3. [3]Amy Gardner, “‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor,” Washington Post, January 3, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raffensperger-call-georgia-vote/2021/01/03/d45acb92-4dc4-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html
  4. [4]Legal Information Institute, “Criminal Insanity,” May 2020, https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/criminal_insanity
  5. [5]Paul Campos, “Pence Should Remove Trump From Office on Sunday,” New York, December 23, 2020, https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/12/if-trump-uses-martial-law-pence-should-use-25th-amendment.html
  6. [6]Ashton Carter et al., “All 10 living former defense secretaries: Involving the military in election disputes would cross into dangerous territory,” Washington Post, January 3, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/10-former-defense-secretaries-military-peaceful-transfer-of-power/2021/01/03/2a23d52e-4c4d-11eb-a9f4-0e668b9772ba_story.html
  7. [7]Tina Nguyen, “MAGA leaders call for the troops to keep Trump in office,” Politico, December 18, 2020, https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/18/trump-insurrection-act-presidency-447986
  8. [8]Legal Information Institute, “Criminal Insanity,” May 2020, https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/criminal_insanity
  9. [9]Amy Gardner, “‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor,” Washington Post, January 3, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raffensperger-call-georgia-vote/2021/01/03/d45acb92-4dc4-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html

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