A BIG mixed message was just sent to the masses this morning from Donald Trump, and it’s bound to disappoint many American’s. Pres-elect Trump just announced that he “doesn’t wish to pursue” charges against his former presidential rival/secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Trump stated that he won’t subject Hillary Clinton to a criminal inquiry, instead, he’ll help her heal, His spokeswoman, Conway said Tuesday.
“I think when the president-elect who’s also the head of your party … tells you before he’s even inaugurated he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content, to the members,” Kellyanne Conway told the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” who first reported that the president-elect would not pursue his campaign pledge to “lock up” Clinton, his Democratic opponent.
“Look, I think, he’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign are not among them,” Conway, said in her interview.
She carried on: “I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy, but if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that’s a good thing.”
Let’s take a looke at the breakdown of the scandal that Hillary needs help healing from:
While Trump had (rightly) leveled heavy criticism against “Crooked Hillary” on the campaign trail for her email scandal and Clinton Foundation pay-for-play while she was secretary of state. He had even gone so far as to declare he would have his attorney general appoint a special prosecutor to the case — and, famously, retorted that she’d “be in jail” if he were in charge.
And while I (Michelle Jesse) personally must admit to being surprised and even disappointed by the prospect that Crooked Hillary may never be sporting that orange jumpsuit, after further pause, I can understand Trump’s potential reasoning here. Helping Hillary “heal,” as Kellyanne Conway suggests, is one thing. But how about helping America heal? And while we might wish to see justice served to Hillary Clinton, is that the best use of our resources to move this nation forward? Furthermore, that type of all-consuming investigation will most certainly further entrench various factions within Congress — dividing over the past, rather than trying to unite for the future.
One could apply a similar argument to the American people in general.
Even if one buys into this line of thinking, there still would remain the nagging issue of laws applying only to certain classes of people — while the “ruling” class gets off scot free for breaking the laws for which “lower-level” Americans would be jailed. Perhaps there some way to hold her accountable — and drain the Clinton swamp once and for all — without making it the central focus of his administration and Capitol Hill.
I’m sorry was Trump just knocked on the head with a giant hammer?! Where is this coming from? There are only two things running through my mind. One: This entire fued between Donald and Hillary was for show, and they were in it deep together from the beginning. Or, two: The Clintons do have a history of murdering people who double cross them, maybe Trump got in over his head and did this to protect himself and his family?
Who knows, but one thing we do know, most Republicans feel betrayed.
Am I the only one feeling this way? If someone else has a different opinion, please enlighten me, I’m all ears, or in this case, eyes.
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