The entire world was either shaking their heads or laughing and everybody else was in various stages of anger. One such individual was convicted murderer Arnett Thomas, who spent twenty years in prison and is now, at the age of 71, disabled and living in government housing. He has brought a $1 Trillion lawsuit against Trump and he has 75 co-plaintiffs. North Jersey dot com:
“The former president literally became the very domestic enemy to the Constitution he swore to defend,” Thomas wrote in his 29-page class-action lawsuit that now includes more than 75 co-plaintiffs.
So far, Trump has not responded.
But Thomas is talking.
For starters, Thomas says he’s looking for $1 trillion from Trump as a punishment for the nearly 570,000 deaths in America from COVID-related causes, as well as the ancillary economic and psychological problems for many others who lost jobs or fell into a deep depression from too much home confinement.
“The point of all of this is how Trump dealt with the pandemic,” Thomas said in an interview. “He drove people to dying.”
Now Thomas is not an attorney but he hopes to attract one with this filing.
On one level, Thomas’s legal joust with the former president is little more than a quixotic pipe dream that seems more suited to a skit on Saturday Night Live. Thomas is not an attorney. He’s trying to entice one to take the case. He wrote the lawsuit himself, citing all manner of federal statutes and the U.S. Constitution. […]
“Everything Trump has done since he’s been in office has been really shady and all backwards and messed up,” said one of lawsuit’s co-plaintiffs, Kyani Robinson, 21, a landscaper who lives in Roselle and happens to be one of Thomas’ nephews.
“Trump allowed the disease to spread,” Thomas added. “What he did was politically motivated. If Trump would have handled this pandemic in a proper way he would have been elected [again]. Trump got kicked out because of the way he handled it.”
There is a lot of truth in that statement. As bad as things were and as absolutely horrible as they would be if Trump had gotten reelected, it was only the botching of the coronavirus response that actually did him in. It’s a sobering thought but this gentleman in New Jersey is far and away not the first to have reached that conclusion. If you look at it that way, the deadly coronavirus may be in fact a blessing. What a world, to even contemplate such a thing.