President Donald Trump floated that he might flee the country if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the election next month during a rally in Georgia on Friday night that makes it clear he knows he faces prosecution for his crimes after he leaves office.
Trump’s crimes include campaign finance felonies committed when he paid hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about their affair during the 2016 Election, multiple violations of the Emoluments Clause, crimes against humanity as migrant kids remain locked in cages, multiple instances of obstruction of justice during the Russia investigation, and trying to extort Ukraine into targeting his political rivals, for which he was impeached.
And that’s just a few of the many crimes Trump could be prosecuted for once his presidency is over, which also includes more than 218,000 counts of negligent homicide as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the country. It’s why he is so desperate to win this election because he would be free from prosecution and prison for another four years. It’s why he says he will refuse to leave office if Biden wins and why he won’t commit to a peaceful transition and may unleash his supporters to use violence to keep him in power.
Knowing that he faces living the rest of his miserable life in a jail cell, Trump suggested he might flee the country if he loses.
“Can you imagine my whole life? What am I gonna do?” Trump lamented. “Maybe I’ll have to leave the country. I don’t know.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
“Maybe I’ll have to leave the country. I don’t know.” — Trump on what could happen if he loses to Biden pic.twitter.com/NGrXDwjaSd
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 17, 2020
Trump would have to flee to a nation that does not have an extradition treaty with the United States. In fact, it turns out that Russia does not have an extradition treaty with the United States and Trump has frequently kissed Vladimir Putin’s ass enough that he would be welcome to hide there for the rest of his days, especially since Trump may have information he is willing to share with the Russians.
Of course, the incoming Biden administration can revoke Trump’s passport and prevent him from fleeing the country. It would certainly be a high profile fleeing if Trump were to do so. And he would instantly become the most wanted man on Earth by prosecutors.
The crowd at the rally laughed as if Trump were joking, but Trump is laying the groundwork for what he might do to escape being held accountable for his criminal activities if his plans to remain in office regardless of the outcome fail. Frankly, he should be arrested the second after Biden takes the oath of office or detained if he tries to leave prior to the ceremony. Trump cannot be allowed to get away with his crimes.
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