Nobody ever accused right-wing extremists of limiting their conspiracy theories to rational or logical possibilities. Still, Joe Biden pardoning Donald Trump for leading an attack on the United States was probably not on anyone’s q-anon bingo card.
Still, Ali Alexander, an organizer behind the ‘stop the steal’ movement, which falsely promoted claims that Trump won the 2020 election, seems to think that’s one of the two most likely possibilities going forward, and the worst of the two. If it happens, he believes that Ron DeSantis or Michael Flynn will run for President in Trump’s place, causing an implosion of the MAGA movement.
Ali Alexander surfaced tonight on Alex Jones’ show, and rolled out a wild new conspiracy of how DOJ was going to charge Trump, Biden would then pardon him, then Trump would be off the ballot, and at some point Michael Flynn will step in and run. pic.twitter.com/Y7vWBV4Bj3
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) April 12, 2022
“What I believe the deep state is going to ultimately come to is that they will either criminally refer Trump and choose very publically to not prosecute him, and then in some of those states, throw him off the ballot on that pretense alone, or worse, they won’t criminally refer him, but the DOJ will charge him independently, Biden will pardon him, and then they will use that to take him off the ballot…Trump is so full of righteousness and pride, and says well I’m gonna be on the ballot in 48 states, I’m gonna run anyway, it’s the right thing to do.”
Alexander, who has distanced himself from the January 6th violence at the Capitol, but is reportedly currently cooperating with investigators, seems to believe that the point of any criminal charge would be to take Trump off the ballot in a few states. North Carolina, for instance, is already testing whether Madison Cawthorn can be removed from the ballot based on his support of an attempted insurrection.
Still, it’s not clear why Alexander thinks that the Justice Department or President Biden would stop at knocking Trump out of the 2024 election, rather than holding him responsible for the crimes he’s accused of.
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