LETTER: Trump is ringleader

On Sept. 11, 2001, the world watched aghast as the Twin Towers were toppled in a terrorist attack.

A worldwide manhunt began for the alleged mastermind of that tragedy.

Multiple suspected co-conspirators were jailed though none ever ratted out their leader.

On Jan. 6, 2021, the world watched aghast again as the U.S. Capitol was besieged by domestic terrorists.

Police defending the capitol were bludgeoned; three officers ultimately died.

No one in the world has to wonder who is responsible for the horror of Jan. 6, and the term alleged isn’t necessary.

Nearly every defendant so far named Donald Trump as their leader.

What would Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams and General George Washington have to say about an American president inciting a violent insurrection to overthrow the electoral results?

About an American president sitting in his quarters watching on TV terrorists attacking the U.S. Capitol and doing nothing for three hours?

And then, publicly telling the terrorist goons he loved them and go home now?

Aid and comfort.

The Constitution demands that all of Congress, all military and the president himself defend our nation against all enemies foreign and domestic.

Donald Trump committed treason.

We all know this, and we all know what the punishment for treason is.

George Washington and the founders would show Trump no mercy. After a brief trial and sentencing, he would suffer the severest punishment, immediately and publicly.

Tom LaRue

Carlsborg

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