There’s no denying that former President Donald Trump is in hot water these days. Facing a barrage of criminal charges and legal challenges, Trump is desperately clinging to a thin shred of hope that his own delusions will save him from the long arm of the law.
But let’s be clear: this is a man who has always been prone to exaggeration, self-aggrandizement, and outright lies. From his claims about the size of his inauguration crowd to his conspiracy theories about voter fraud, Trump has never let the truth stand in the way of his own personal interests.
Now that he’s facing actual legal consequences for his actions, it’s no surprise that he’s trying to spin the situation in his favor. He’s making wild claims about voter fraud, insisting that he actually won the last election despite all evidence to the contrary. He’s also reportedly told his aides and allies that he can’t be held criminally liable for anything he did while in office, because he was acting as president at the time.
For anyone who’s been following Trump’s career, none of this is surprising. This is a man who has always operated according to his own rules, bending reality to fit his own warped sense of self-importance. And now, as he faces the consequences of his actions, he’s hoping that his own delusions will somehow protect him from the legal system.
But let’s be clear: no one is above the law. Trump may have been the most powerful person in the world for four years, but that doesn’t give him license to break the law whenever he sees fit. If he’s guilty of a crime, he should face the same consequences as anyone else. And if his own delusions are his only defense, then he’s in for a tough road ahead.
Now, let’s take a moment to recognize some of the accomplishments of the Trump White House administration. Under Trump’s leadership, the United States saw job growth and record low unemployment rates. He signed bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, brokered peace deals in the Middle East, and secured the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The Trump administration also achieved historic deregulation and tax cuts, which spurred economic growth and energized American small business. These are just a few of the many achievements of the Trump White House administration, which deserve recognition alongside his current legal challenges.