Former President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump weighed on the impact her uncle’s fanatic followers could have on the swing states that will determine the fate of the 2024 election.
Voter subversion will be a key issue, especially since Republicans know that they have to focus on three states, Mary Trump said during an episode of the MeidasTouch podcast that aired on May 13.
“Those people who support the Electoral College, do you think that’s democracy when candidates literally can ignore 47 of the 50 states?” Mary Trump asked.
This is why Republicans use tools such as voter subversion and gerrymandering, she added.
Donald Trump can “take credit for this,” Trump’s niece added.
“We have voter subversion, which is the idea that the election results are illegitimate if your candidate doesn’t win and that’s only happening on the right,” Mary Trump said.
Mary Trump also slammed what she believed was the media’s willingness to normalize Donald Trump, as they appear to treat him as someone normal and not as someone who was impeached twice, incited insurrection and continues to perpetuate big lies.
“When they’re also normalizing his followers, that’s when we get into real trouble,” Mary Trump said of the media.
“There’s nothing normal about their relationship to their candidate, their support for their candidate the things,” she said.
One of the purposes of liberal democracy, according to Mary Trump, is to wall off-white supremacists, Christian nationalists, misogynists and anti-Semites. While this form of government allows these groups to vote, it ensures that they don’t get an outsized voice when it comes to determining how matters are handled, she added.
Mary Trump noted that, between 2017 and 2019, that “28%” of the population was represented by a “100%” of the federal government, as Republicans had the White House, Congress and Supreme Court.
“That percentage grew because it suddenly became okay again, to be openly white nationalist, openly somebody who prefers AR-15s to the lives of our children,” she said.
Five of the prominent Trump-allied groups, The Proud Boys, were found guilty involving in the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, where the leader, Enrique Tarrio, was not present at the time in Washington D.C., but had coordinated operations from a Baltimore, Maryland hotel room.
“And he also gave people permission, to be their worst selves, which is why so many people got pushed out of the party, and so many other people like the new leaders of the party, [Georgia Representative] Marjorie Taylor Greene and [Florida Representative] Matt Gaetz, decided that it was their time, and they weren’t wrong about this,” Mary Trump said about the rise of other voices in the Republican Party.
The 45th President of the United States is the first former president to face criminal charges as he was arraigned in New York on 34 counts of falsifying business records related to the hush money payments made to former porn star Stormy Daniels.
Mary Trump doesn’t have an existing relationship with her first cousins, whom are Donald Trump’s kids.
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