President Donald Trump has defended his retweeting of specious, outlandish and controversial tweets before, simply by saying that he was putting it out there.
He didn’t necessarily agree with the “white power” chant in a video he promoted, for instance. He just thought it was worth seeing by his 80+ million Twitter followers.
Nonetheless, the outgoing president still sits in a bully pulpit. When he promotes the concept of putting in jail state officials, ostensibly over baseless and unproven claims of voter fraud? It’s a big deal.
President Trump @realDonaldTrump is a genuinely good man. He does not really like to fire people. I bet he dislikes putting people in jail, especially “Republicans.”
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) December 15, 2020
Donald Trump ruins literally everything. You’d think it’d be fun to watch Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp endlessly ridiculed into political oblivion, but the fact that it’s the MAGA crowd doing it in service of a coup really sucks the joy out of it. This is just scary. https://t.co/QGJXIQf2XI
— Jordan Zakarin (@jordanzakarin) December 15, 2020
Trump, who cannot jail either Gov. Kemp or Secretary of State Raffensperger, is retweeting Lin Wood’s call for him (prediction that he will?) jail both of them.
Republicans have spent weeks trying to convince the president Wood is a Democratic psy-op, to no obvious avail. pic.twitter.com/DFu53252vm
— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) December 15, 2020