The fourth of July is Independence Day in the U.S.A. It is a day for patriotic parades, barbeques, family gatherings and fireworks. And it has something else to celebrate this year: the beginning of the overdue take down of the aspirations of former president, Donald Trump.
Donald Trump did a disservice to America and it is important there be a day of reckoning. He besmirched the reputation of his country around the world. He made friends of America’s enemies and enemies of its friends. And he lied to Americans. The Trump trademark was lies. He let Americans die in a pandemic. He lied about the outcome of the 2020 election. All you had to do was ask a question and he will tell you a lie.
He bases his campaigning on lies that can only fool the ignorant and the jingoist. He lies about his wealth. He lies to the tax people. And not even Al Capone got away with that!
The Donald Trump presidency was a period of embarrassment for America. And the time has come for an accounting.
The New York prosecutors have Mr. Trump in their sights. They know he was party to a tax fraud to which he has not yet been charged. Instead, they have charged the Trump organization’s chief financial officer. The man is 73 years old and he could spend the rest of his life in prison. His only hope for some pity is if he dimes out Mr. Trump’s involvement in the tax avoidance.
As it is, Donald Trump’s signature is on enough of the cheques to show that he is involved in the schemes to hide executive perquisites and income, file false taxes and accept fraudulent tax refunds. Trump relatives and others were involved. It was always a secret, known to too many people.
Trump’s rejoinder is pure Trump. He claims that it is a political witch hunt by what he calls “the radical left democrats.”
It looks like those radical left democrats are going to settle some scores with Donald Trump. Happy Fourth, America.
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