Donald Trump Found Guilty of Running for President

Donald Trump, as you have certainly heard by now, has been convicted.

The verdict is in. Guilty — guilty on all 34 felony counts of running for re-election.

That, after all, is the actual crime that Trump committed. It’s the one and only reason that this case was ever brought. They prosecuted him for trying to be president again. That’s the actual reality. That’s the real crime — which isn’t a crime. But, you might still be wondering, on paper, what crime was Trump just convicted of? Somehow, a day after the guilty verdict was read, the actual crime he was guilty of is still very hard to say.

One possible theory is that the government of New York really doesn’t like it when people overpay their taxes. They’re the first government in the history of the universe that actively punishes its citizens for handing over too much cash. It drives Alvin Bragg absolutely crazy whenever this happens. If New Yorkers pay the government too much cash in April, then the full weight of New York’s criminal justice system will come crashing down on them. A jury will convict them in a day, and they’ll face several years in prison. This is how desperately New York doesn’t want money from its citizens.

That’s what you have to believe if, for some reason, you’re still pretending that there was any legitimacy to the show trial of Donald Trump that concluded yesterday in Manhattan. I’ve been thinking of the best way to illustrate just how unprecedented and disgraceful the trial was. (Read more from “Donald Trump Found Guilty of Running for President” HERE)

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