Republicans can’t count on people to come out and protest for Trump alone, so some Florida Republicans would have brought them in.
Here is the note:
Transport people to the courthouse now. Where have I seen this before? pic.twitter.com/8OEiTT58Ng
—Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) June 11, 2023
The protester bus should look familiar to you because that’s exactly what the Republicans did on 1/6. Some of Trump’s fiercest supporters are calling for violence in response to his indictment, the GOP must not think they can trust people to come to the courthouse to protest for Trump, so they’ll take them on a bus .
The only thing missing since Trump’s indictment was an organized protest in his name. For years Trump has threatened the nation with violence if he is ever held accountable, but so far there has been nothing notable at any of his trials.
I/6 was a different situation because Trump used Republican voters’ emotional investment in the election outcome to incite them to violence. 1/6 was less about keeping Donald Trump in power and more about an effort to keep Republicans in power by any means necessary.
Because of all the arrests related to 1/6, many Trump supporters are afraid to go out and protest because they don’t think he’s worth arresting.
If there’s a large crowd at the Miami courthouse on Tuesday in support of Trump, there’s already evidence they were planted there by the Republican Party.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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