“In honor of our great Veterans on Veteran’s Day, we pledge to you that we will root out the Communists, Marxists, Fascists, and Radical Left Thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our Country, lie, steal, and cheat on Elections, and will do anything possible, whether legally or illegally, to destroy America, and the American Dream. The threat from outside forces is far less sinister, dangerous, and grave, than the threat from within,” writes disgraced former President Trump in a Truth Social post dedicated in honor of America’s brave and selfless veterans.
Not really an exaggeration to call that a pledge for “genocide,” right? Like he said simply he’s going to “root out” people without any further specificity like he’ll fire federal government employees who are registered Democrats or prosecute locally elected Democrats simply for not being Republicans. Both those would be horrible abuses of power but at least there’s a mere administrative action one could affix to it. If he’s just saying “root out” the “vermin” it would imply that literally he’s going to order people shot dead in the streets or otherwise systematically slaughtered for opposing his rule.
Then there’s also that the last national leader who said things like “we must root out the taint of Marxism” and “This vermin must be destroyed” actually did commit a pretty big genocide.