As the Jan. 6 House committee hearings on the Trump-led coup attempt at our nation’s Capitol continued this week, those of us who have kept abreast of the facts in the case remain horrified.
We knew all along Trump’s Big Lie was just that, but now we are learning more on just how much of a danger it still poses to our democracy. A slew of former Trump officials and members of his inner circle — including Ivanka Trump — have testified that the former president was deluded and would not accept that he lost the election.
But despite that, some 68 percent of Republicans reportedly still believe Joe Biden is not a legitimate president. And Trump, always the Grand Grifter, is still profiting from the entire affair.
It’s times like these when Esquire’s venerable Charles Pierce masterfully puts things into perspective, this time quoting Jan. 6 committee lawyer Amanda Wick:
“The Trump campaign knew that these claims of voter fraud were false yet they continued to barrage small-dollar donors with emails encouraging them to donate to something called the “Official Election Defense Fund.” The select committee discovered no such fund existed, she said.
Ultimately, it was all about the money, because ultimately, it always was all about the money. The Trump presidency was just another grift, like the steaks and the vodka and the university and the @*&$! board game.
We were all just some anonymous New Jersey glaziers to be stiffed on our bills. I can vouch for the truth of what Ms. Wick said because I was drowning in Official Election Defense Fund emails myself during the 2020 interregnum.
Hell, now I’m drowning in fundraising appeals that allegedly are from political mendicants that the former president* has endorsed. I wonder how much of the money raised is actually going to those candidates, and how much the Mar-a-Lago rake is.
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