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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

The Endless Trump Circus

Apr 3, 2023

On March 30, the Manhattan District Attorney announced that he was indicting Donald Trump for an “alleged” illegal hush money payment to a porn star and its cover-up that took place seven years ago.

What made the DA decide to indict, and why did it take so long? Who knows? But hordes of politicians and news media companies have been positioning themselves to cash in on it. Not surprisingly, leading the way is Donald Trump, himself, who boasted that after he announced his impending indictment, he immediately collected four million dollars in contributions.

Certainly, both the Democrats and Republicans are planning to make Trump and the indictment an election issue in order to mobilize money, support and votes.

What a bunch of phony baloney! On the one hand, there is the spectacle of openly racist, blood-thirsty Republicans shedding crocodile tears about unequal justice, political persecution and the Deep State—when it comes to defending one of their own.

On the other hand, there are all the Democrats pounding the table, demanding the supposed “rule of law.” What a laugh! Throughout his career in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere, Trump made gangsters, thugs, money launderers and drug traffickers his closest business associates. But that didn’t stop former Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau, who was supposed to be so “incorruptible,” from palling around with Trump, while Trump helped underwrite Morgenthau’s political campaigns and favorite “charities.” Nor did it stop the City of New York from showering Trump and his buddies with one huge tax break after another, as well as one sweetheart contract after another.

As for all the big companies that own the major news media and entertainment outlets, including newspapers, news sites, cable news, social media, late night television, comedy specials, fundamentalist religious programming, they are already drumming up and hyping the indictments, while breathlessly waiting for mug shots, finger-prints, and endless trials. All that in order to gain higher ratings, more advertising dollars and subscriptions in order to fatten their profits and dividend checks.

Working people have no reason to get sucked into this political and media circus, just like workers had no reason to get sucked into the earlier “impeachment” circuses.

Both sides, Democrats and Republicans, are full of it!