Trump says he will 'have no choice' if re-elected but to prosecute and imprison his opponents who seek to jail him first

August 31, 2023
Ben Marquis

Former President Donald Trump faces the prospect of being jailed while running for a second term -- if he were to be convicted and sentenced prior to the 2024 election on any of the four separate criminal indictments arrayed against him.

Now Trump has admitted that, should he win re-election, he will be compelled to fight fire with fire and imprison some of the same political opponents who are currently pushing for him to spend the remainder of his life in prison, the Western Journal reported.

Chief among those prospective retributive targets would be President Joe Biden, who Trump accused of being behind all four indictments against him, including both federal indictments from Special Counsel Jack Smith as well as the two state-level indictments from progressive prosecutors in New York and Georgia.

Trump will "have no choice" but to prosecute political opponents

During an interview Tuesday with conservative radio host Glenn Beck, former President Trump downplayed the possibility that he'd have to run his 2024 campaign from a jail cell as he praised the abilities of his defense attorneys and derided as "scams" the several indictments against him.

Beck made reference to the 2016 chants of "lock her up" in regard to his opponent, Hillary Clinton, but said, "And then when you became president, you said, 'We don’t do that in America. That’s just not the right thing to do' -- That’s what they’re doing." The host then asked, "Do you regret not locking her up, and if you’re president again, will you lock people up?"

Trump replied, "Well, I’ll give you an example. Uh -- the answer is you have no choice because they’re doing it to us."

"These are sick people"

"I always had such great respect for the office of the president -- the presidency and -- but the office of the president," Trump said. "And I never hit Biden as hard as I could have, and then I heard he was trying to indict me. And it was him that was doing it."

"I don’t think he’s sharp enough to think about much, but he was there and he was probably the one giving the order," he continued with regard to Biden. "But he was, you know, hard to believe that he even thinks about that because he’s gone."

Trump went on to assert his belief that Biden was responsible for all four of the indictments against him, not just the two federal indictments, as he referenced reports that a top anti-Trump DOJ official had been placed in the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as well as allegations that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis coordinated her election-related indictment against Trump with Special Counsel Smith's office.

He even insisted that there was a strong Democratic Party connection and political motivations behind the E. Jean Carroll defamation suits and rape accusations against him in New York.

"These are sick people. These are evil people," Trump said, particularly with regard to how some on the left have called for his death, but he credited the general public for seeing through the smoke and mirrors and understanding the political motivations at play here.

Majority of voters agree with Trump's assessment

Former President Trump is not alone in suggesting that President Biden is behind the multiple politically motivated indictments against him, as Breitbart reported on a new poll that found that 60 percent of voters agreed that Biden has played either a "major" or "minor" role in the several indictments.

That poll of 1,000 likely voters from McLaughlin & Associates also found that a majority of voters believed politics played a role in the indictments, that Biden's DOJ has displayed a double standard and partisan bias, that the Trump indictments are being used to distract the public away from the Biden family's alleged crimes, that the DOJ should not interfere in the upcoming election by targeting Trump, and that the indictments were being used to stop Trump from running for a second term in office.

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