The ‘Banana Republic’ Claims
Broadcaster Joe Rogan criticized the multiple charges against ex-president Donald Trump by the Biden-led U.S. Department of Justice. He paralleled the actions to those of a banana republic. saying:
“The U.S. Department of Justice’s multiple indictments against former President Donald Trump are the actions of a banana republic.” Adding, “Yeah, and the people that love Trump, they feel like this is a witch hunt. And they feel like all the things he’s getting indicted for are bulls**t anyway. Not only does it not work, but it kind of hardens their position that he’s being targeted. And these are like the actions of a banana republic.”
Rogan would go on to say, “You take your political rival and you arrest him and specifically, you charge him with things that you’re f***ing guilty of, like the documents, like the classified documents, Biden’s guilty of the exact same issue.“
Guest Patrick Bet-David made a comparison between this scenario and the ‘Russiagate’ controversy, highlighting perceived deceptive tactics, saying:
“You got to respect the level of deceptiveness that’s been used. I mean, look at what Hillary did going and saying, ‘Hey, it’s Russia,’ but it was really what she was doing, another using a similar play as well.”
“These are the actions of a Banana Republic.”
Joe Rogan and Patrick Bet-David on the hypocrisy of Joe Biden trying to arrest Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/TLOGObLMfM
— Mythinformed (@MythinformedMKE) August 3, 2023
Legal Proceedings Against Trump
- Trump faced four charges from a Washington, D.C. grand jury, including: conspiracy to defraud the U.S., obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights, in connection with the Capitol riots on January 6.
- He pleaded not guilty in a federal court and accused the actions as political persecution.
- Post-arraignment, Trump voiced his belief that these events represented an attempt to undermine his potential political comeback. He said,
“If you can’t beat him you persecute him or you prosecute him. We can’t let this happen in America.”