Trump Claims Presidents Should Have “Full Immunity”

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( – Former President Donald Trump took to his social media platform Truth Social to claim that if the United States presidents are not granted full immunity for their actions during their time in the White House, there would be “years of trauma.”

The Hill reported that in a post written in all capital letters, Trump said that without a U.S. president having “full immunity,” it would be impossible for them to function properly in the position. He added that any mistake that they made during their role, even if made with the best intentions, could lead to them getting indicted by the opposing party.

In the post, which was uploaded on January 18, Trump argued that even in the case of events that “cross the line,” immunity should still be granted. Otherwise, it would cause “years of trauma” trying to distinguish what was bad and good. He said there needed to be “certainty.”

Trump proceeded to draw a comparison between police officers and the President. He argued that they should not be blocked from effectively completing their jobs of “crime prevention” just because there is a “bad apple.” He added that there were occasions when they needed to “live with ‘great but slightly imperfect.”

According to The Hill, John Sauer, Trump’s attorney, made comparable case a week earlier during a District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals hearing in front of a three-judge panel. The hearing was looking into whether or not they would agree to a motion made by Trump’s team to toss out the election interference case against the former President.

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