President Trump has had figurate crosshairs on his head from the moment he stepped into the political arena some years ago.
As an outspoken and successful businessman-turned-television star, Trump had been thoroughly examined in the American public eye for decades. When he entered the political fray, all of those examinations were undergone again. And again. Ad nauseam, and continuing to this very day.
Then came the direct threats and dogwhistles.
We mustn’t ever forget Kathy Griffin’s gruesome and hate-filled stunt in which she carried around a photorealistic severed head of the President exactly two weeks before James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on the GOP baseball team in Virginia.
Now, as Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump 2016 campaign is coming to a close, (with no evidence of collusion apparent as of yet), the President is firing a proverbial warning shot over the heads of those who were hedging their political bets on the Special Counsel.
President Trump on Wednesday morning shared an image calling for his opponents to face trial for “treason,” with many of them behind bars.
The image, which the president retweeted from a pro-Trump Twitter account, depicts a host of figures Trump has criticized, including former President Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI Director James Comey and former President Bill Clinton.Advertisement - story continues below
“Now that Russia collusion is a proven lie, when do the trials for treason begin?” the caption on the photo reads.
The image itself is bold.
The President has been railing against Robert Mueller in recent days, as the investigation begins to unfold.
Just this week, two plea deals that Mueller’s team had garnered have fallen apart, with a third possible target of the investigation, Roger Stone, telling the world that he would fight any Mueller-led charges in court as well.