“He Didn’t Resign After His Failed Insurrection” Smith Lists Trump’s Past Scandals, Defends Biden


According to a tweet posted on Friday, June 28, 2024, Special Counsel Jack Smith stirred the political landscape with a bold statement. Smith’s tweet listed a series of controversial actions and incidents involving former President Donald Trump, highlighting his resilience and refusal to step down despite numerous scandals and legal challenges.

The tweet served as a pointed critique of those suggesting that President Joe Biden should drop out of the 2024 presidential race after a single poor debate performance. “Trump didn’t drop out after he was caught making comments about grabbing women by their genitalia.

He didn’t drop out after openly mocking the vulnerable.

He didn’t resign after calling our military ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’.

He didn’t resign after he was impeached…twice.

He didn’t resign after his criminally negligent mismanagement of the pandemic.

He didn’t resign after his failed insurrection.

He didn’t drop out after being criminally indicted…four times.

He didn’t drop out after being held civilly liable for rape and fraud.

He didn’t drop out after being convicted by a jury of 34 felonies.

So yeah, tell me more about why Biden should drop out after one bad debate,” Smith tweeted. Smith’s statement comes in response to growing calls from some Democrats and political commentators for Biden to consider stepping aside following his widely criticized debate performance against Trump.

During the debate, Biden appeared to struggle with coherence, leading to intensified scrutiny of his fitness for office. However, Smith’s tweet aimed to provide perspective by comparing Biden’s debate gaffe to the numerous controversies and legal troubles that Trump has weathered without stepping down.

Trump’s tenure as president was marked by a series of highly publicized and contentious incidents. In 2016, a recording emerged in which Trump made lewd comments about women, which many thought would end his presidential campaign. However, Trump persisted and went on to win the election.

His presidency saw further controversies, including his derogatory remarks about military personnel, which were reported in The Atlantic, and his impeachment by the House of Representatives not once, but twice first over his dealings with Ukraine and then over his role in the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

The January 6 insurrection was a particularly dark chapter, with Trump accused of inciting the attack on the Capitol as Congress was certifying the Electoral College results. Despite being impeached for incitement of insurrection, Trump did not resign and continued to maintain his innocence.

Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic also drew widespread criticism. Many accused him of downplaying the virus and mismanaging the federal response, which led to a high number of infections and deaths. Despite this, Trump remained in office and even ran for re-election in 2020, although he lost to Biden.

In addition to these controversies, Trump has faced numerous legal challenges. He was criminally indicted four times, held civilly liable for rape and fraud, and convicted by a jury of 34 felonies. Yet, through all these scandals and legal battles, Trump did not step down or drop out of political life.

Smith’s tweet underscores the stark contrast between Trump’s ability to survive multiple serious allegations and controversies, and the calls for Biden to step aside after a single debate misstep. His message is a critique of the double standard and an appeal for a broader perspective on the resilience required in political leadership.

As the 2024 election approaches, the debate over Biden’s fitness for office and the comparison to Trump’s controversial history will likely continue to be a focal point.

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