Donald Trump has recently been tweeting out the hashtag #BidenCrimeFamiily to his millions of followers (with a deliberate misspelling of the word “family” to trick the social media’s safeguards), along with a slew of accusations that the Bidens are corrupt and in the pocket of China financially, according to The New York Times. There is, of course, absolutely no evidence to support any of this, and a great deal of evidence to the contrary. But peddling blatant lies has become a normal part of the Republicans’ political toolkit, thanks to Trump. Trump, Giuliani, Steve Bannon, and a number of other G.O.P. operatives have been pushing the Biden canard for several months now.
It seems only fair, therefore, to start telling the truth about the Trump family, for which there is already considerable evidence (with much more surely to come), that it has in fact operated like a crime family. Trump has shamelessly violated many laws over many years and is in Russia’s pocket financially. Indeed, there are a number of criminal investigations of Trump and his businesses already underway (or have been temporarily suppressed by Attorney General Bill Barr), and there will surely be others after Trump leaves office. I have catalogued a number of his purportedly illegal actions in previous blogs.
We all remember the children’s game, pin the tail on the donkey. That’s the wrong animal. We need to pin it on the elephant.