For those wondering how on Earth such a broken figure, like Donald Trump, could possibly be dominating the Republican Party Primary in the 2024 Presidential Election, look no farther than the totally politicized legal cases Trump is embroiled in and now, at how New York’s legal system is revoking the business licenses for Donald Trump’s property empire.
Donald Trump, of course, long before he became a controversial president, became a celebrity in New York City because of his real estate empire. The words TRUMP festooned the highest peaks of Manhattan’s iconic skyline for decades.
Now, thanks to a New York Supreme Court ruling, the Trump Organization is having large numbers of its licenses for the limited liability companies (LLC) it oversees revoked. This is all part of the vengeful push by the Democrats and their allies in the Administrative State to not only punish Trump for daring to challenge their rule, but also to humiliate Trump so badly that no one else dares to question the powers that be.
Between the 91 combined felony counts that Trump has been charged with, the absurd New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg bringing the Stormy Daniels “zombie case” against Trump, and now the revocation of Trump’s business empire in New York, few outside the Democratic Party believe that these are fair moves.
In fact, most Republicans believe—as do I—that these charges and the actions taken by the New York Supreme Court would have likely never occurred, had Trump opted not to run for reelection after his defeat in 2020.
That’s why Trump is winning.
Everything the “Deep State” Does Empowers Donald Trump
These actions by the Administrative State against the former president explains why otherwise sensible Republican voters are ignoring Trump’s very real, overwhelming flaws as a candidate, and are pushing him over the finish line in the Republican primary as a big middle finger to an obviously corrupt political establishment.
And they’re doing this because the Republican voters believe that Donald Trump is their fighter; that he’s basically sacrificing his wealth and success to ensure that their side beats the Democrats.
Trump has blown through the ideological distinctions that once defined American politics and has instead, with the unwitting help of the Democrats and their allies in the media and the Administrative State, reduced everything to whether one loves or hates Trump.
So, Trump can make the case to voters that “they’re coming after me to get to you.” When placed in the wider context of the politicized criminal cases as well as the unfair revocation of Trump’s assets in New York, where he made his business empire, many voters identify with Trump and believe what should otherwise be completely absurd claims by the former president.
If Trump is unable to effectively appeal the New York Supreme Court’s egregious decision, then, in as little as ten days, Trump will lose his right of ownership over key Trump Organization properties in New York—including his flagship commercial property at 40 Wall Street.
Should the New York Supreme Court decision be upheld, the Trump Family will no longer have the right to operate their businesses. The state will have effectively nuked the Trump Family’s wealth because the Trump’s ownership of those assets, like the property at 40 Wall Street, contributes to their overall net worth, which allows for the Trumps to live the lifestyle of the rich-and-famous that they’ve long become accustomed to.
And that’s the point.
The elites are signaling to other elites (of which, Trump and his family were a part) who are thinking about challenging “The Official Narrative,” as Trump has done since 2016, that they will not only destroy an out-of-line elite’s career, but they will humiliate them and their family—and leave them destitute to boot!
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The weaponization of America’s legal system, of its intelligence agencies, and law enforcement arms by vicious Left-wing partisans to be deployed with wanton abandon against their political rivals is reprehensible.
It’s something that every American should be aggravated by.
Sadly, the fact that this is being done to a man who is deeply disliked, such as Donald Trump, only his most diehard supporters will care about this crisis.
Further, since Trump is unlikely to ever step foot in the White House again, given that he is the GOP frontrunner for president, the crisis of a politicized justice system and intelligence community will not be addressed.
Not only is the “Deep State” going to get their great orange whale, but their obviously corrupt actions will ensure that Trump becomes the GOP nominee and promptly loses in a general election.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor and an energy security analyst at the The-Pipeline, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert occasionally serves as a Subject Matter Expert for various organizations, including the Department of Defense. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon. He writes opinion pieces from a conservative perspective.