By Lethbridge Herald on January 13, 2022.
I was dismayed and appalled that a number of respondents thought that Trump should not be held accountable for the Jan. 6 insurrection/riot at the Capitol in DC.
He started it with the “stop the steal” lie that the election had been stolen, even after many counts and recounts could find no election fraud. His supporters, inside and outside the government, took up the lie and ran with it. On Jan. 6 he gave a speech telling the crowd he would march with them to the Capitol, but he did not. He went back to the White House. And while police officers were getting tasered, beaten with objects, kicked and punched often in the head, Trump watched it on TV with glee for three hours before he finally told the rioters to go home, but that he was proud of them and they were loved.
He is a major threat to democracy in the U.S. He is a narcissist to the nth degree which means he only cares for his own welfare and has no empathy for anyone else, including his mob of supporters who do not realize who he really is. As long as people support him, he “loves” them, but if they stop supporting him, he turns on them vociferously.
Faye Van Deurzen