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Letter to the editor: Felonious Trump's protection racket, Brunswick Beacon

Barring an earth-ending asteroid strike, the GOP will nominate a convicted felon, fraudster, and rapist who’s lost five trials with three more to come. 

In December 2022, Trump’s companies were found guilty of criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records for 15 years.

In May 2023, a jury found Trump sexually assaulted and defamed E. Jean Carroll, awarding her $5 million in damages. The trial judge ruled that Trump raped Carroll as the word is commonly understood. In January 2024, acriminother jury awarded Carroll $83.3 million because Trump wouldn’t stop defaming her.

In February 2024, a judge slapped Trump with $454 million in fines, penalties and interest for evading taxes and obtaining loans by falsifying his properties’ worth.

On May 30, 2024, a jury convicted Trump of 34 felonies. Trump illegally interfered with the 2016 election by falsifying business records to hide his $130,000 hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. 

The National Enquirer conspired with Trump by catching and killing stories damaging to Trump and fabricating stories about his political rivals. It falsely claimed that Marco Rubio had a “love child” and “cocaine problem.” It called Ben Carson a “bungling surgeon” and “brain butcher.” It invented a story linking Ted Cruz’ father to JFK’s assassination.

Republican politicians dismiss Trump’s felony convictions and attack our justice system because they fear political retribution by Trump and physical violence by Trump’s rabid followers. 

When Maryland Republican Larry Hogan called on Americans to “respect the verdict and the legal process,” Trump’s spokesman said, "You just ended your campaign." 

When Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger refused to help Trump steal the 2020 election, he was told: “You and your family will be killed very slowly.”

Republican pols help Trump trash the Rule of Law because they live in fear of a convicted felon who thuggishly threatens them with, ‘Nice career you got there. It would be a shame if something happened to it.’

Michael Rush



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