1. Home
  2. /
  3. Politics
  4. /
  5. Slideshow
  6. /
  7. Trump Points Out Hiroshima...

Trump Points Out Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings in Presidential Immunity Debate

Former President Donald Trump has sparked a debate with his recent remarks on presidential immunity. He evoked the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to argue his case for total immunity from prosecution.

Trump’s Immunity Argument

Credit: US President Donald Trump and First Lady of the US Melania Trump arrive for a working dinner at The Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, Belgium on Jul. 11, 2018. — Photo by Ale_Mi

Trump has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the 2020 election and the Capitol riot. He asserted that these prosecutions are politically motivated.

Case on Hold

Credit: DepositPhotos

The trial is set to begin on March 4, but has been put on hold. Judge Tanya Chutkan delayed the case as Trump pursues claims of presidential immunity.

Read More: These “Trump” Stocks Could Take Off if He’s Re-elected

Legal Skepticism

Credit: DepositPhotos

A federal appeals court expressed skepticism over Trump’s immunity claims. This occurred as they heard arguments from Trump’s legal team earlier in January.

Presidential Decisions and Immunity

Credit: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – JULY 12TH, 2018: Press conference of Donald Trump, President of United States of America, during NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) SUMMIT 2018 — Photo by gints.ivuskans

Trump argued that presidents should have total immunity from prosecution. He insisted this should cover even acts that cross the line.

Truman’s Decision and Trump’s Comparison

Credit: DepositPhotos

At a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Trump continued his immunity argument. He claimed President Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs was made without fear of indictment.

Also Read: Sweden Breaks Neutrality Stance After 200 Years, Commits Ground Troops to NATO Operations on Russian Border

Trump’s Historical Reference

 
Credit: DepositPhotos

Trump referenced Harry Truman’s decisions during World War II. He said, “Take a look at Harry Truman… He wouldn’t be doing that if he worried about indictment.”

The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings

Credit: DepositPhotos

He further stated, “The U.S. dropped bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. These bombings resulted in significant casualties and contributed to ending World War II.”

Legal Expert’s Perspective

Credit: DepositPhotos

Former federal prosecutor Shanlon Wu commented on CNN about Trump’s defense. He noted that boundless immunity is not feasible if actions are outside its scope.

Read More: GOP Presidential Candidate Arrested on Federal Tax Charges

Wu’s Analysis of Trump’s Defense

Credit: DepositPhotos

Wu said Trump’s argument of ‘just doing my job’ might provide a strong defense. However, he noted the challenge in arguing immunity for extreme actions.

Social Media Reactions

Credit: Depositphotos

Trump’s comparison drew criticism and debate on social media. Users questioned the appropriateness of comparing wartime decisions to Trump’s situation.

Public Opinion

Credit: DepositPhotos

One social media user wrote, “Hiroshima was to defend our country, not a crime.” This highlights the differing contexts of Truman’s and Trump’s actions.

Also Read: Disney’s Lawsuit Against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Gets a Boost

Another Social Media Perspective

Credit: DepositPhotos

Another user suggested a parallel between Truman and Trump. They speculated about the consequences if Truman had directed bombings domestically.

Official Response from Trump’s Team

Credit: 12.07.2018. BRUSSELS, BELGIUM. Press conference of Donald Trump, President of United States of America, during NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) SUMMIT 2018 — Photo by gints.ivuskans

Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung defended Trump’s remarks. He told Newsweek that Trump is ‘right’ in his historical comparison.

Legal Battle Continues

The ongoing legal battle and Trump’s claims of immunity remain unresolved. The federal appeals court’s skepticism suggests a challenging road ahead for Trump.

Read Next: Nikki Haley is Beating Trump in Swing States, Suggest New Polls

Awaiting the Court’s Decision

Credit: DepositPhotos

The decisions by the Circuit Court and potentially the Supreme Court will be pivotal. They will determine the validity of Trump’s claims of presidential immunity.

More from The Stock Dork – Biden Pays Homage to Eddie Johnson’s Passing

Credits: DepositPhotos

Biden Pays Homage to Eddie Johnson’s Passing

More from The Stock Dork – Boston Mayor’s ‘No whites’ Party Did Not Break the Law, Says AG

Credits: DepositPhotos

Boston Mayor’s ‘No whites’ Party Did Not Break the Law, Says AG

More from The Stock Dork – NYC Mayor Takes Action to Control Migrant Surge by Limiting Bus Arrivals

Credits: DepositPhotos

NYC Mayor Takes Action to Control Migrant Surge by Limiting Bus Arrivals

More from The Stock Dork – Nikki Haley Criticized by Voters for Omitting Slavery in Civil War Response

Credits: DepositPhotos

Nikki Haley Criticized by Voters for Omitting Slavery in Civil War Response

More from The Stock Dork – Court Documents Naming Jeffrey Epstein’s Associates Set for Public Release

Credits: DepositPhotos