Reports say that former prez DJT clogged up the White House toilets by flushing documents down them. Other reports say that Trump “The Shredder” liked to tear up paperwork he didn’t like, causing his staff to run after him with scotch tape to reconstruct and preserve the material, which was required by law. My question is how did DJT distinguish between stuff he wanted to shred, and stuff he wanted to flush? Did the White House plumbers go after the flushed documents? Probably not, but we’ll never know.
The irony is that Trump excoriated Hillary during the 2016 campaign for allegedly destroying documents. He even came right out and said it was against the law, which proves he knew something about the law that says documents should be preserved. But when he became prez apparently, he either forgot about the law, or felt it didn’t apply to him anyway. His attitude was I’m the prez and I can do anything I want. He took a page from Richard Nixon who once famously said that if the president does it, it is not illegal. We all know how that worked out.
Wait, there’s more. It has been revealed that Trump took 15 boxes of documents from the White House and stashed them at his estate in Mara Lago. They have been retrieved by the National Archives, and there are reports that some of the documents had been classified as Top Secret. Which raises the question of why they weren’t shredded or flushed. We may never know.
Here’s the question: If Trump runs and wins in 2024, many believe it will usher an era of autocratic dictatorship where he fancies himself as king. One could say it would be a Royal Flush.