Oh, the irony… Diligent journalists at CNN have found footage of Donald Trump, currently indicted on 37 federal charges, warning his followers back in 2016 that having a president under indictment would “grind government to a halt.”
“We could very well have a sitting president under felony indictment and ultimately a criminal trial,” Trump said during a November 5, 2016, campaign rally in Reno, Nevada, reviewed by CNN’s KFile. “It would grind government to a halt.”
Of course, at the time, he was talking about his Democratic opponent in the presidential race, the ‘never-indicted for anything’ former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. You’ll recall then-FBI director James Comey had announced the reopening of the investigation into her private email server only to reverse himself days later.
Many believe Comey’s announcement caused Hillary to lose the race for the White House.
But how prophetic that the Donald now finds himself actually indicted on federal charges in regard to his holding on to classified documents after he left the White House.
Former President Donald Trump said in 2016 that a president under indictment would “cripple the operations of our government” and create an “unprecedented constitutional crisis”https://t.co/zYhQLew7hQ
— CNN (@CNN) July 3, 2023
But wait – there’s more!!!
At another rally on November 3, 2016, in Concord, North Carolina, Trump made similar comments:
“If she were to win, it would create an unprecedented Constitutional crisis that would cripple the operations of our government. She is likely to be under investigation for many years, and also it will probably end up – in my opinion – in a criminal trial…She has no right to be running, you know that. No right.”
And at a rally in Denver on November 5, 2016, he told his followers that as “the prime suspect in a far-reaching criminal investigation,” Clinton’s
possible never-happened legal challenges would make it “virtually impossible for her to govern.”
You really can’t make this stuff up.