Biden says troops will help Trump find the White House exit if he loses in November
Joe Biden wants to send in the troops. Into the White House.
In an appearance on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Wednesday, the presumptive Democratic nominee said he was worried that President Donald Trump might not leave the White House if he loses in November.
Not sure who’s being more disingenuous here: Noah for asking such a ridiculous question or Biden for answering it.
Nonetheless, Biden went on to praise retired high-ranking military leaders for recently “ripping the skin off of Trump” — presumably referring to criticism of the president for indicating he would use troops to support local law enforcement to restore order — and applauded “so many rank-and-file military personnel” for objecting to the idea, as Biden put it, that Trump wants a “military state.”
“I promise you, I’m absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch,” Biden said of the military.
Biden is simply repeating another mantra of the Democrats’ long-running hysteria — or better to think of it as naked cynicism designed to upset voters — about Trump.
Following a Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina back in February, for example, columnist Chauncey DeVega lamented in a pearl-clutching piece in Salon that the candidates had not yet been asked “the most important question: What should happen if Donald Trump is defeated and then refuses to leave office?”
Acting as if he slept through the lawlessness of the entire Obama administration, DeVega wrote, “In a moment when Trump is systematically undermining the rule of law, ignoring the Constitution, purging the government of anyone who places loyalty to democracy and the Constitution over personal subservience to him, and in total acting as though he were a king or dictator, the answer to that question is essential for the future of the country.”
DeVega wasn’t alone, however. That same month Barbara McQuade, a former U.S. attorney and a law professor at the University of Michigan, also wondered in The Atlantic about Trump’s refusal to go quietly. Like DeVega she noted that Trump and some of his followers had joked about the president deserving extra time after all the fruitless, misguided politically motivated hack investigations that have hobbled his presidency.
“If Trump should fail in his final duty as president to transfer power peacefully, the nation’s laws, norms, and institutions will be responsible for carrying out the will of the electorate,” McQuade wrote. “Should those fail too, then the American experiment’s greatest achievement will come to a grinding halt, and with it the hope that a republic can ever be kept.”
But liberals have taken this seriously for some time.
Back in March 2019, Medhi Hasan of The Intercept began a piece by writing, “It is a question that has been bothering me for many months now: What if Donald Trump is defeated in November 2020, or impeached before then, but refuses to leave office?”
Showing how duplicitous he is, though, Biden’s comment to Noah was different from just a few months ago.
When a voter asked this asinine question at a CNN town hall, Biden replied with a smile, “I have no worry about him being escorted out of the White House.”
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