Letter: It looks like we need to seek new ways to respond to the threat Trump poses

(Matt Rourke | AP) Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a primary election night party in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024.

Now that we’ve heard the U.S. Supreme Court’s apparently collective inclination to dismiss Colorado’s attempted removal of Donald Trump from the 2024 electoral ballot, it looks like we need to move on to possible next steps to respond to Donald Trump’s intended path toward his vision of his American monarchy.

Assuming that he will make full use of the other case headed for a hearing before “his” court — the case, resoundingly rejected by the D.C. Court of appeals, which formulated Trump’s assertion that presidents, and even ex-presidents, have absolute immunity from prosecution for any and all crimes — then it follows that former Presidents Obama, Clinton, and even Jimmy Carter, should prepare to arrest Trump for his planning, engineering and assisting in the January 6, 2021, insurrection, before Trump is sworn back into the office of the presidency in January 2025, when he can grant himself a universal pardon for all of his countless crimes against our nation, our Constitution, the state of Georgia, the state of New York, New York City, and God knows how many women and other individuals he and his mob have injured in his life-long, epic rampage.

Trump will babble on through his catalog of psychoses about Joe Biden’s age and geriatric inadequacies. It’s what he does, Supreme Court notwithstanding. Perhaps, then, Biden needs to step aside soon, designating one of several capable successors as the Democratic candidate for president. Fine. Let’s get on with it. But we must not lose sight of the central fact that Donald Trump is supremely evil, and that he will double-cross anyone and everyone the instant he grabs the reins of power for one last time. Pack your bags, Americans, in preparation for mass emigration to Canada, Europe, South America, Japan, Australia, or Africa, to safe havens beyond the reach of this ultimate mob bosses’ minions. Rest assured: They are coming.

Ivan Weber, Salt Lake City

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