Opinion: DeSantis’ actions should raise alarm bells
Written by Silvannaraya on September 24, 2022
Donald Trump is a man who is not unfamiliar with conspiracy theories.
After all, this is a guy who suggested that Ted Cruz’s father might have been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. And who, having lost the Iowa caucuses in 2016, hinted that the result was rigged. And who, of course, has perpetuated the notion that the 2020 election was stolen from him – all claims without a shred of evidence.
So, when you say that something may be the oddest or most outlandish conspiracy theory that Trump has pushed, well, you are really saying something.
And yet, something Trump said in a rollicking interview Wednesday night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity is so out there that it’s hard to even understand what he is talking about.
Let’s start with what he said. Here’s the exchange between Hannity and Trump (bolding is mine):
Hannity: Is there a process – what was your process to declassify?
Trump: There doesn’t have to be a process, as I understand it. You know, there’s – different people say different things, but as I understand there doesn’t have to be.
If you’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying, it’s declassified. Even by thinking about it, because you’re sending it to Mar-a-Lago or to wherever you’re sending it.
And there doesn’t have to be a process. There can be a process, but there doesn’t have to be. You’re the president, you make that decision. So when you send it, it’s declassified. We – I declassified everything.
Now, I declassified things, and we were having a lot of problems with NARA. You know, NARA is a radical left group of people running that thing, and when you send documents over there, I would say there’s a very good chance that a lot of those documents will never be seen again.
There’s also a lot of speculation because of what they did, the severity of the FBI coming and raiding Mar-a-Lago. Were they looking for the Hillary Clinton emails that were deleted, but they are around someplace?