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Analyst: Trump's words have violent consequences

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
US President Donald Trump speaks about transgender athletes during the America First Agenda Summit, at the Marriott Marquis hotel on July 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

Former US President Donald Trump's supporters may be “semi-fascists,” but Trump is the real deal, an American political analyst and activist said, adding, “His actions on January 6, 2021 showed that his words have violent consequences.”

Trump on Saturday called US President Joe Biden an “enemy of the state.” Speaking at a Pennsylvania rally, Trump slammed Biden for undermining him and his supporters over what the Democratic US president had described as lawless "extremism".

Biden, in a speech in Philadelphia, a key battleground state ahead of November's decisive midterm elections, said the Republicans who supported Trump's Make America Great Again (MAGA) ideology represented “extremism that threatens the very foundation” of the United States.

"He's an enemy of the state. You want to know the truth. The enemy of the state is him," Trump told his supporters in Pennsylvania, during his first public appearance since the August 8 raid of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

Trump also slammed the FBI raid, describing the search as a "travesty of justice" and warned it would produce "a backlash the likes of which nobody has ever seen."

In an interview with Press TV on Tuesday, Myles Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, said, “’Joe Biden is an enemy of the State.’ If said by anyone with not much of an audience it would normally be covered under Freedom of Speech.”

“But when a former president with tens of millions of followers, many of them prone to violence, says it, then one wonders why there hasn’t been a knock on the door of Mar-a-Lago by the Secret Service.  His actions on January 6 showed that his words have violent consequences,” he added.

“After the search of his home one of his followers had a shoot out with police after in his attempt to attack the FBI. At Trump’s rally on Saturday he also highlighted the incarceration of a Jan 6 defendant, a known Nazi sympathizer, rather than dozens of others who have been incarcerated, many of whom were simply tragic figures. Donald Trump is an extremist like his followers. And unlike Biden’s weak denunciation, he is also a Fascist. A real Fascist, nothing semi-about him,” he said.

“There hasn’t been a knock on his door and he is still walking free after the search warrant was executed. Julian Assange is imprisoned for being a journalist while the US intelligence services had planned his assassination. A civilian took an unauthorized document to her hotel room in Hawaii and was convicted and spent 3 years in jail. The list of those convicted, and mostly innocent of espionage, runs in the thousands. During the Red Scare of the 20s over 1500 were arrested under the Espionage and Sedition Acts. Many other non-violent offenders and people with no threat to national security have suffered under this act but Trump walks freely among his golden hotel, while the intelligence agencies need to do a threat assessment for the documents that have gone missing since January 2021, when Trump vacated the White House,” he stated.

“Merrick Garland, like all public figures involved in criminal justice and supporters of it, lied when they say ‘No one is above the law.’ Trump is the poster boy for this falsity,” he concluded.

On January 6, 2021, Trump supporters occupied the US Capitol while lawmakers were in the process of reviewing the certification of state electors which indicated Biden's victory. Some Trump supporters had hoped that this process could have resulted in some of the electors being disqualified, thus overturning the outcome of the presidential election.

It is claimed by some that the demonstrators were infiltrated and incited by provocateurs from US intelligence agencies, who orchestrated the “false flag operation” in order to get rid of Trump.

Some among the crowd clashed with police, and some made threats to beat up a number of Democratic lawmakers. Some also inflicted damage on parts of the Capitol building.

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