In true tinpot dictator fashion, Donald Trump wants the people investigating him thrown in jail. He tweeted a quote from Rush Limbaugh calling for that very thing the other day. And you know he wishes very badly that he had the power to jail them, or worse, like his pal Putin can.
President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to apparently circulate a call for the jailing of those who investigate him, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller. “‘These guys, the investigators, ought to be in jail. What they have done, working with the Obama intelligence agencies, is simply unprecedented,’” Trump wrote, quoting conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh. “‘This is one of the greatest political hoaxes ever perpetrated on the people of this Country, and Mueller is a coverup.’” He later added, in his own words, that “The Mueller investigation is totally conflicted, illegal and rigged! Should never have been allowed to begin, except for the Collusion and many crimes committed by the Democrats. Witch Hunt!”
This is the sort of thing heard from third world dictators, petty satraps drunk on power working hard to make sure no one reveals the crimes they have committed. Conservative Max Boot nailed it when he said that this and other tweets on President’s Day “again demonstrated why he remains as unfit as ever to follow in the footsteps of Washington and Lincoln — or even of Millard Fillmore and Warren Harding. The fact that we tolerate his disgraceful conduct makes all of us complicit in this ongoing diminution of our democracy.” Quite so.