New York City has prepared for possible demonstrations and protests if the immediate past president of the United States is arrested today. Personally, I’d love to see it. It’s long overdue. The man was a crook and a con man before he was elected president, and he was a very dangerous autocrat and conspiracist while in office. You do remember September 6, don’t you? How anyone with half a brain could still support and defend this person is beyond me. And quite frankly, the fact that many still do is deeply disturbing. Alarming, even. But that said, he was not immune to prosecution before he was elected and he’s not immune now. Nor was he above the law while in office. He was impeached twice, but a handful of Republican senators blocked his justly deserved conviction.
So, yes, I hope he was right when he said he’ll be arrested today (for paying hush money to a porn star in 2016). Admittedly that hope is fading, but the day isn’t over yet. I doubt I’ll ever be treated to the sight of him in handcuffs, today or any other day. That kind of perp walk is the stuff of tv dramas. But I can dream …
Note, March 30: The dream came true!
Image: Barricades go up outside NYC’s Manhattan Criminal Court on March 20. Photo: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton