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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Trump calls Dems treasonous for refusal to applaud him

View image on TwitterYou know how Donald Trump accused Democrats of treason for refusing to mindlessly applaud his divisive State of the Union address? Well, it appears people in general aren’t very happy about that for some reason.

One of his harshest critics is Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth — or if you prefer, Lt. Colonel Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs in Iraq while fighting to protect our country. Trump, by way of contrast, famously obtained five deferments to avoid fighting in Vietnam.

Trump, who bravely received five deferments (four while he was attending school at Wharton and, after graduating, a medical deferment for “bone spurs”), said on Monday that Democrats who didn’t cheer him “certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”

“Can we call that treason?” Trump asked.

The answer, as it happens, is no. We can’t call that Treason. You know what? We’ll just let the Lieutenant Colonel handle it:

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“We don’t live in a dictatorship or a monarchy. I swore an oath—in the military and in the Senate—to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs and clap when he demands I clap,” Duckworth tweeted in response to President Stable Genius’ moronic treason allegation.

Donald Trump routinely demands loyalty pledges from everyone around him — including former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired not long after he refused to swear fealty.

When Trump hears about this on Fox News, he’s gonna be furious.

On the subject of treason, here is how the crime and its punishment is described in federal law:
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)
Not applauding during a Presidential speech is not treason under the statute. Giving aid and comfort to America’s enemies – Russia would be an example – is.

Author John Prager is an unfortunate Liberal soul who lives uncomfortably in the middle of a Conservative hellscape.Prager spends much of his time poking Trump's meth-addled, uneducated fans with a pointy stick and is currently writing a book of muskrat recipes (not really) as well as putting together a scrapbook of his favorite death threats. His life's aspiration is to rule the world with an iron fist, or find that sock he's been looking for. Feel free to email him at if you have any questions or comments -- or drop him a line on Twitter or Facebook.