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Sham Verdict Swelling MAGA

Marxist machinations drive myriads toward Trump

For me, the most fascinating consequence of the May 30 courtroom con is the Great Awakening it is sparking among many in the political middle, including Libertarians, Independents — even disaffected Democrats.

One of the most notable critics was billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, the richest man in the world.

While not overtly declaring his backing for the former president, Musk — CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, Inc. and social media giant, X (formerly Twitter) — took to X to say: "Hard to view this as anything other than abuse of the law for political purposes."

He went on to warn:

"Indeed, great damage was done today to the public's faith in the American legal system. If a former President can be criminally convicted over such a trivial matter — motivated by politics, rather than justice — then anyone is at risk of a similar fate."

Among the most prominent leaders to explicitly declare affinity with Trump on Thursday was investor Shaun Maguire, a partner at venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

In the wake of the verdict, Maguire — a one-time supporter of Hillary Clinton — announced on X: "I just donated $300k to President Trump The timing isn't a coincidence."

He continued, explaining:

"Back in 2016 I had drunk the media Kool-Aid and was scared out of my mind about Trump. As such I donated to Hillary Clinton's campaign and voted for her. By 2020 I was disillusioned and didn't vote — I didn't like either option. Now, in 2024, I believe this is one of the most important elections of my lifetime, and I'm supporting Trump."

Maguire provided a litany of reasons why he could not back Biden: the president's abandonment of Afghanistan; his cozying up to Iran at Israel's expense; the general, global instability that his feckless foreign policy had caused; the gross double-standards that allowed Hillary and Biden to escape prosecution for harboring classified documents; and Democrats' use of "lawfare" to unfairly target Trump.

Preeminent among Maguire's concerns, however, is Democrats' use of any means necessary to silence their opponents.

"I refuse to live in a society where people are afraid to speak," Maguire declared. "Speak up. Don't be silenced. Freedom of speech is worth nothing if you're afraid to use it. We can't let cancel culture win."

Everyday Americans Enraged

Musk and Maguire were far from alone in their denunciation of Trump's conviction. Within minutes of the verdict's announcement on Thursday, social media was flooded by armies of outraged citizens denouncing Biden's attempt to crucify the former president — a contrived miscarriage of justice akin to Stalin's show trials.

Myriads expressed loathing toward Trump, but made clear that they would be voting for him, now, nonetheless. Many stated openly that they weren't voting for Trump, so much as they were voting against the Democrats' corrupt regime.

Tom Sauer, for example, recalled: "Overheard in the locker room at my gym, where Fox News was on this morning: 'I never really gave a s*** about Trump; didn't really like him all that much. Didn't even vote. But after this s*** … F*** all those m*****f******!' Verbatim."

Linda Lee #DeSantisSupporter wrote: "I guess I will be voting for Trump. Much as I hate it, the trial has done it for me. Biden can not be allowed to continue the shove the law aside and the trial is [sic] NY was blatantly a sham."

Daniel Buck, "Instruction geek," echoed these sentiments: "I will be voting for Trump for the first time in November. Great job, Democrats."

Angie G posted: "This independent is now voting for Trump. I have never voted for him before either. What a disgusting trial."

Hans Gruber the Great wrote:

"Same — never voted for a republican and was a never-Trump guy. … no more … they've gone too far."

Likewise, Earn My Vote said: "Same here — I was convinced I would not vote for Trump but I cannot let this kangaroo court stand."

Sherry admitted: "I loathe the man and considered voting 3rd party after his comments about the DeSantis family and weak stance on the sanctity of life. Now, I'm definitely voting for Trump. I hate saying that."

Ginabella posted this: "Agreed! I hate this man, but I am voting for him. Figure that one out. #TRUMPMovement #TrumpSupporters #TrumpIsHumanScum"

Mouthy Mom wrote: "They convicted Donald Trump, which means I have to take my a** to the voting booth to vote for him. I hate yall."

Juba concurred: "I hate trump. I think he's a joke. I have no party affiliation. But this is cooked. This trial. This timing. This feels so strategically coordinated. Guess I'm voting for him now."

Cavalry Scout said much the same: "I'm in deep blue MD, so I wasn't plan on voting. I hate Trump and if he won I didn't want it to be by a big margin. Now I'm voting for him."

Likewise, scabbymonkey wrote:

"I voted democratic my whole life. I hate Trump. I am voting for him this November. They want compliance, i will give them Chaos with my vote."

To Preserve the Republic

Others were more explicit in their reasoning. Warning that the verdict is a proverbial line in the sand, they asserted that extending Biden's reign would threaten the very existence of the nation.

Daniel Kotzin wrote: "I have never voted for Donald Trump before, but I will certainly be voting for him now. The Democrats are a clear and present danger to truth, justice, and the American way. They must be defeated. MAGA"

Daniel Bostic said: "I'm an RFK guy and so I can't believe I'm saying this…. but I just donated to Trump '24. I just can't take this anymore. These freaks are destroying our country."

Allgau2021 explained: "I hate trumps guts but am voting for him. A vote for biden is a vote for the destruction of this nation."

Michael Ivan Burke observed: "Trump's boorish antics are sometimes humorous but mostly tiresome. Unfortunately, the stakes are way too high to risk another Biden term. This is absolutely a binary choice between sane governance and irreversible ruin."

LockeUpLiberty posted: "I hate Trump. But this is evil and I am voting for him now. This cannot stand if the nation has any chance at surviving."

According to phil beisel:

"I am not voting for Trump my vote for Trump is to stop Biden and his cohort for burning down Rome. I have never in my life seen such a disrespect for the system that we treasure. Anything to remain in power is the reason I want them out of power."

Kody posted: "I'll be voting for Trump for the first time ever. #fascism #trump #verdict"

Marci Smith announced: "I've never voted and this time I am, because the future of the world depends on it."

SJ Franko succinctly laid out the stakes: "Truly I was going to sit out this election but now, I must vote Trump. Today we became everything we accuse Russia and China of."

Ron Rule, former CEO of As Seen On TV, wrote:

"I'm voting for Trump. I don't even like him. I'm just tired of the left. Tired of DEI & gun laws & tax hikes & climate nonsense & billions to foreigners. I'm not voting for the man. I'm voting for the pissed off bull-in-a-china-shop who wants to burn DC to the ground."

Likewise, The Vutcher, referencing Rule's post, spelled out similar concerns in detail:

"I'm voting for Trump. ... As someone else said, I'm not voting for the man. I'm voting for the pissed off bull-in-a-china-shop who wants to burn DC to the ground. This is bigger than Trump, this is about the elites telling you directly, and without fear, that they can, and will use their position of authority to ensure you bend to their will. They will stop at nothing to ensure their seat at the table isn't challenged and that their power is the ultimate authority and you will submit to them."

The fact that so many political moderates and liberals are throwing their backing behind Trump is remarkable; the phenomenon, if it holds, may well prove the death knell for the Biden regime in November.

Energized by Injustice

The remarkable show of support Trump is receiving from Silicon Valley scions — the antithesis of the red state, working-class men and women who have fueled the America First movement since 2015 — continues to build.

After Maguire's announcement, entrepreneur David Sacks, a partner at investment firm Craft Ventures, took to X to applaud Maguire for speaking out:

"After Biden's disastrous presidency, Trump has a lot of supporters in Silicon Valley; many are just afraid to admit it. But with each act of courage, like this one, the dam begins to break."

Investor Tony Seruga affirmed Sacks' observation, testifying to the financial effect he was seeing in the wake of the verdict:

"Holy crap. I have had dozens of calls, over 30 voicemails, hundreds of text messages, and so far, 7 calls from Democrats (from my Silicon Valley days) that say they are voting for Trump. One just donated $50,000."

For his part, Sacks declared his support for Trump in the days leading up to the verdict. On May 24, it was announced that Sacks and fellow investor Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital, would host a mega-fundraiser for Trump on June 6 in San Francisco — the cobalt core of Biden's blue America.

Other titans from the worlds of Tech and Finance are beginning to pour money into Trump's coffers in the hope of staving off a second Biden term.

Alongside them, on Thursday evening, waves of ordinary citizens began contributing their widow's mite to the Trump campaign — an astonishing display of support that netted the former president more than $52 million within 24 hours of the verdict.

For many, it was the first time they had ever contributed financially to a political campaign.

Including me.

Writer, editor and producer Stephen Wynne has spent the past seven years covering, from a Catholic perspective, the latest developments in the Church, the nation and the world. Prior to his work in journalism, he spent eight years co-authoring “Repairing the Breach,” a book examining the war of worldviews between Christianity and Darwinism. A Show-Me State native, he holds a BA in Creative Writing from Pepperdine University and an Executive MBA from the Bloch School of Business at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Including me as well. Our nation truely is at stake here.

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