Trump Defines Treason

Trump Defines Treason

President Trump re-defined Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution on Monday, during a speech in Blue Ash, Ohio. He accused congressional Democrats of treason for not applauding enough during last week’s State of the Union Address.

“You’re up there, you’ve got half the room going totally crazy wild, they loved everything, they want to do something great for our country. And you have the other side even on positive news, really positive news, they were like death and un-American, un-American. Somebody said treasonous. I mean, yeah, I guess, why not? Can we call that treason? Why not? [They] certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”



“He Dares Call It Treason,” David A. Graham, The Atlantic

“Treason: Yet Another Word Trump Doesn’t Understand,” David S. Cohen, Rolling Stone

“Why Trump flippantly accusing Democrats of ‘treason’ is not a laughing matter,” James Hohmann, Washington Post

“Donald Trump’s Very Soviet Fixation on Applause,” Masha Gessen, The New Yorker


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