Pete Riehm
They have tried everything to destroy Trump, but assassination
By Pete Riehm
March 26, 2024

Most of his life, Donald Trump was the darling of Hollywood and friends with Democrats and Republicans alike, until he announced his candidacy for president in 2015. Since that fateful day coming down the escalator in Trump Tower, Trump has endured the most egregious vicious political persecution ever seen in American history. He has been maliciously smeared, wrongly prosecuted, and now faces government sanctioned plunder of his property. They have tried everything to destroy Trump but assassination!

First, who are “they?” “They” are a rabid collection of leftists and outright totalitarians in the Democrat and Republican Parties, political hacks in media, useful idiots in entertainment, and worse closeted communists throughout the federal government, particularly law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and pretenders in judicial offices at every level of government across the country. All these groups share a common goal of dismantling our Constitutional Republic and depriving Americans of liberty in favor of their preferred worldview where a godless elite ruling class holds tyrannical power.

Press, politicians, and pundits have mercilessly maligned Trump with every imaginable smear for almost a decade now. Initially, they dismissed him as simply incompetent and unserious, until he won the Republican nomination in 2016. With his brash manner and acerbic wit, then they bemoaned him has just mean and dishonest, but failing that, they turned to fabricating a fantastical tale that Trump was a Russian stooge. Unable to accept that Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, they cynically claimed he colluded with Russia to win. Constantly accused of misogyny despite hiring mostly women to high positions, they finally turned to absolutely absurd allegations of sexual assault by a crazy woman who herself is sex obsessed. Trump has weathered 90% negative reporting, yet he still stands because it’s all bold-faced lies.

Dramatically enhancing banana republic tactics of trying to imprison your political opponents, unscrupulous prosecutors have taken “lawfare” to a whole new unseen level. In a breathtaking double standard, the DOJ made a public spectacle of raiding Trump’s residence with sirens blaring, lights glaring, and guns drawn to search for classified documents. Every president has taken classified papers, but none have ever been indicted. Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden actually mishandled classified documents when they were NOT the president, yet they were spared any public humiliation and unilaterally absolved without prosecution. The double standard is so blatant that Americans see this has nothing more than political persecution.

Piling on, a certifiable imbecile, Fulton County Georgia District Attorney, brought ridiculous charges of election interference, but the flimsy frivolous case is collapsing and exposing the utter buffoonery of Fani Willis. Democrats knew this was a fool’s errand, but they only wanted the optics of ostensible election interference by Trump to deflect from their manifest election interference.

Frantically trying to paint Trump as a pariah, the completely corrupt DOJ Special Counsel, Jack Smith, is trying to prosecute Trump for inciting an insurrection on January 6th, 2021. Despite mountains of evidence that Trump only instructed peaceful protest and repeatedly offered the National Guard to secure the Capitol, they insist Trump incited insurrection. However, the more monstrous lie is that there was any insurrection at all. There was no insurrection; this is massive distraction desperately trying to preclude Americans from ever debating the highly irregular conduct and results of the 2020 election. This is plainly a cover up with the dual purpose of indicting Trump.

With every false accusation and unfair prosecution, Trump only gets more popular, so distinctly dishonest New York Attorney General Leticia James is pursuing a different tack. She manipulated an esoteric statute to manufacture a victimless crime against Trump to bankrupt him. James is openly trying to steal Trump’s property and put it in her coffers. There are NO damaged parties, so New York wants to confiscate his wealth for no reason other than to deprive him of his capital to invest in his campaign. Mind you, he is not investing for his gain, but rather for the privilege to serve the American people. This is not lost on Americans!

Democrats, RINOs, corrupt judicial officials, media hacks, tech titans, and other assorted malcontents have tried relentlessly to smear, falsely prosecute, and plunder Donald Trump all to no avail. The incessant myriad persecutions of Trump have only exposed the absurdity and malfeasance of his detractors. Democrats are simply trying to deprive Americans of an electoral choice by jailing their political opponent. As the victim, Trump only gets stronger.

Failing at every attempt to destroy Trump and they have tried everything, why should Americans think they would stop? The only tactic untried is to assassinate Trump. Harsh and unthinkable, but ethics, honesty, and morality have not constrained their nefarious efforts. We have a federal government that has clearly chosen Democrat totalitarians are their preference and deserving their allegiance no matter who the American people elect, so considering their past criminal activity, where should we expect them to reach a limit?

Democrat administrations have ruthlessly weaponized irresistible government power to secure their political power and annihilate their political enemies, particularly Trump! The FBI colluded with the Democrat Party to fabricate the Russia Hoax. They spied on a presidential candidate and then the president and his administration. They illegally undermined his authority at every turn. The FBI colluded with social media to censor the Hunter Biden laptop to conceal Biden’s inescapable graft. Fifty some intelligence officials brazenly LIED to the American people that the laptop was Russian disinformation. They have no integrity, no morals, and no allegiance to the American people, so what exactly restrains their treachery?!

Donald Trump will win a third presidential election. The question is will Democrats and the deep state let him serve? They are running out of options. Trump like our Republic is in grave danger!

“But an evil spirit from the Lord came on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand. While David was playing the lyre, Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear, but David eluded him as Saul drove the spear into the wall. That night David made good his escape” (1 Samuel 19:9-10).

Pete Riehm is a conservative activist and columnist in south Alabama. Email him at or read all his columns at

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Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas... (more)


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