• US Can Donald Trump be indicted?

Just 30 years ago the world learned of the existence of a town in deep Texas, Waco. There roamed freely for years the leader of a Christian sect that claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ on Earth, a messiah, David Koresch, who not only slept with minors but accumulated a powerful arsenal of rifles, machine guns and grenades so that the apocalypse that he said he was about to discharge would not catch him off guard. His fanaticism ended in a pitched battle against federal agents and a massacre that left 86 dead, 28 of them children. In Waco, still a symbol of insurrection against Washington for the factions of the extreme right of the United States, Donald Trump began his electoral campaign towards re-election in 2024.

His team has denied that the choice of that location has anything to do with the anniversary of the massacre. Steven Cheung, his campaign spokesman, said the city of 140,000 was chosen "because it has a central location and is close to the four largest metro areas in Texas," referring to Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. However, his first election rally comes on the verge of his possible arrest and indictment for his involvement in paying pornographic actress Stormy Daniels to buy her silence during the election campaign that took him to the White House in 2016.

Trump is well aware that he could be the first president of the country to go to jail. And also, that this factor will be key in the face of his re-election options if he manages to succeed in his many conflicts with justice. In his speech at a Waco airport, he exploited the situation to the point of exhaustion, becoming a victim and martyr of the white and Christian cause that continues to support him unconditionally.

In his hour-long speech, he blamed the "sinister corrupt forces of the radical left" for trying to destroy his private and personal life with a "witch hunt" harassment he says he has been suffering since entering politics. "I've been dissected like no one else in American history," he said, even accusing the Supreme Court of aiding his prosecution by failing to stop the release of his tax returns. "Even Republicans and the Supreme Court are scared. They don't have the courage to do what is right," he said.

Trump compared the process investigating his alleged election crime to Stalin's Russia or communist China, claiming the country is in the hands of "Marxists and communists." Even so, he is convinced that his campaign will once again have a happy ending. "When this election is over I will be the president of the United States," he intoned, arousing the euphoria of the stands. He also contented them by talking about "the invasion" of immigrants at the Mexican border who are "maiming your children" and stealing local jobs from Americans, the same argument he used six years ago. "America will once again be a free nation," he said. "There has never been a movement like it in U.S. history."

In his now classic corrosive style, the New York millionaire peppered his speech with constant disqualifications. He charged against President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and even his presumptive rival in the Republican Party primary, Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida. He criticized CNN, journalist Don Lemon, "the fake news media," the "Department of Injustice" and the corrupt electoral system that robbed him of the election in 2020. The same string of the last months and without leaving a puppet with a head, for a change.

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