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During Sheriff Summit, Trump Threatens Anyone Who Crosses Him

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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

On Tuesday, President Trump held a White House meeting with sheriffs from around the country, cementing a new feud and baring his authoritarianism for all to see.

“We’ve got a state senator in Texas that was talking about introducing legislation to require conviction before we could receive forfeiture money. And I told him that the cartel would build a monument to him in Mexico if he could get that legislation passed,” Rockwall County, Texas sheriff Harold Eavenson told Trump.

“Who is the state senator?” Trump asked. “Do you want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career.”

The other law enforcement officials present at the meeting laughed in unison. Eavenson refused to give up the name, both in the meeting and when asked later by the Dallas Morning News.

“He was just being emphatic that he did not agree with that senator’s position,” Eavenson said regarding Trump’s remarks, but added that he wasn’t interested in “assassinating” the senator’s character.

During the meeting, Trump doubled down on his draconian immigration policy, including his travel ban and U.S.-Mexico policy.

“They want to take a lot of our powers away. Some people with the wrong intentions,” he said. With regards to the Mexican drug cartels and Mexico, Trump reiterated his most infamous promise since announcing his candidacy: “We’re going to be building a wall.”

Texas senators on both sides of the aisle have introduced civil asset forfeiture legislation this year.

Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

IMAGE: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with county sheriffs at the White House in Washington, U.S. February 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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14 Comments

  1. Thoughtopsy February 8, 2017

    That’s what happens when you put a vindictive, 5 year old snowflake in the President’s chair. Whining, threats and revenge.

    We need to update the dictionary for “thin skinned” and “Ad hominem” to just a picture of Trump whining.

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    2. FireBaron February 9, 2017

      Not just any snowflake, but a “Special Snowflake”

  2. bobnstuff February 9, 2017

    We have the most un American President in history, he doesn’t believe in anything the country stands for and seem to be totally clueless as to the job he was elected to. One of the pillars of out legal system is innocent till proven guilty, and you don’t punish people for crimes till they are found guilty. He also doesn’t seen to understand that in our country you don’t destroy a person just because they don’t agree with you. His views would be more at home in a place like his “good friend” that “he never meet” Putin runs.

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    1. dbtheonly February 9, 2017

      But disagreeing with the Leader is a crime against the State. Anyone doing so is disruptive of the harmony the Leader wants to bring us, and rightly deserves to be destroyed.

      Re-read 1984. It’s spelled out quite clearly.

      1. bobnstuff February 9, 2017

        Trump needs to grow a mustache, a nice big bushy one.

    2. Jim Samaras February 9, 2017

      That pillar of which you speak is for American citizens not illegal immigrants. As a squatter they have no rights except to get the eff OUT

      1. bobnstuff February 9, 2017

        If you take the time to check facts you will find that even illegals have rights in this country. This isn’t a new thing but dates back to the beginning. Trump has already spoken out against a number of things set out by the founding fathers. I don’t think he really understands how our country works. It doesn’t matter to his followers though since they are just as uninformed. Here is a little fact, all those illegals in our country make up less the 3% of the population. All the Muslim in the country make up far less then 1%.

      2. iamproteus February 9, 2017

        Your (and Trump’s) ignorance of and disdain for a basic right enshrined in the history of America for well in excess of 200 years is telling and says volumes….and none of it is good!

      3. Leftout February 11, 2017

        American civics has been banned in school curricula and this site has no idea of what makes or made America great . They have no point of reference except lollipops and safe zones.

  3. FireBaron February 9, 2017

    And we have at least one State Representative (in Pennsylvania) who has thrown down the gauntlet to him. He effectively told Teflon Donnie (in somewhat different terms) “Bring it on” if he wants to go after him.

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  4. rednekokie February 9, 2017

    Is it just me — and the way I view things — or does this clown car race seem to be, day by day, more like we are governed by Carmen from South Park?

    How much of enough is too much?????

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    1. dbtheonly February 9, 2017

      Okie, we’re not yet at three weeks and I’m tired of it already.

      You heard the joke? What’s old and new for the new year?

      Old: President gets scary phone call at 3am.
      New: President makes scary phone call at 3am.

  5. yabbed February 9, 2017

    Trump is mentally unstable and he needs serious psychiatric intervention immediately.

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