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Will Trump finally be held accountable for his deeds?

By Michael Harris       

Americans now know that Trump knew about the deadly threat to hang Mike Pence. Did he step in? Did he call his own vice-president, who came within 40 feet of the rioters out for his blood? Did he call in the National Guard, the Defense Departent, or his attorney general? Did he make a public appeal for the rioters to go home? No.

People died during the Capitol Building riot and several police officers were seriously injured. Their trauma will last a lifetime. The constitutional operation of the government came to a temporary halt. But all Donald Trump, pictured, could think about was how Mike Pence had spoiled his plans. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

HALIFAX, N.S.—Donald Trump has always been too rich, too powerful, and too lawyered up to ever get the comeuppance he richly deserves for a lifetime of lying and cheating.

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