While former President Donald Trump faces charges from the Biden administration over his possession of classified documents, many of his supporters have noted how the administration’s actions mirror that of third-world dictatorships.
During a press conference in November 2022, President Joe Biden blatantly said he would do everything possible to prevent Trump from returning to the White House.
“So the entire genesis of that G7 conversation was tied to your predecessor, who is about to launch another campaign. So how do you reassure them, if that is the reason for their questioning, that the former president will not return or that his political movement, which is still very strong, will not… once again take power in the United States?” a reporter asked Biden.
“Well, we just have to demonstrate that he will not take power by — if we — if he does run,” Biden said. “I’m making sure he, under legitimate efforts of our Constitution, does not become the next president again.”
“ I’m making sure [Trump], under legitimate efforts of our Constitution, does not become the next President again."pic.twitter.com/Q6iiseKuKC
— Matt Margolis (@mattmargolis) June 13, 2023
Biden’s remarks were a threat to use the federal government’s power to prevent Trump from becoming president again. Democrats have tried twice to impeach Trump and failed. Now, the former president has been indicted for “mishandling” classified documents, something both Biden and former Secretary Hillary Clinton have done yet have not been prosecuted for.
“None of them came into possession of those documents while they were president,” Trump attorney and spokeswoman Alina Habba explained. “Hillary Clinton only served as secretary of state, and Joe Biden obtained and retained classified documents as a U.S. senator and vice president.”
Habba noted that targeting “a leading political opponent is the type of thing you see in dictatorships like Cuba and Venezuela,” where it is “commonplace there for rival candidates to be prosecuted, persecuted, and put into jail.”
According to Cuba Archive, in July 2006, after former Cuban President Fidel Castro fell ill and retired, the number of mysterious “accidents,” sudden illnesses, alleged suicides, and attempts on the lives of political opponents multiplied.
In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro’s government and its forces are responsible for extrajudicial executions and forced disappearances of political opponents.
Like Cuba and Venezuela, the U.S. has reached the point of jailing political opponents. Biden proved that point months ago when he bragged about using the power of the government to stop Trump from returning to the White House.