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“This is a solicitation of assault. That is not protected by the First Amendment.” Isn't that exactly what Trump did at some of his rallies? He even offered to pay legal fees!
I predict in 30-40 years, when we see retrospectives of the 2010s, this guy will be a mascot for the utter self-absorption and callousness of this generation. He embodies the classic greed of the 1980s magnified by today's communication technology which has allowed him to create an interactive space to promote his antisocial antics, all the while being propped up by sycophants who cast him as some sort of benign individualist. In reality he's no better and no more interesting than Bernie Madoff or any other fraudster. What we're working through as a society is figuring out how to out these con artists earlier in the game before they can become lethal.
Is he trying to get the 20-year maximum sentence? He's already been convicted and all that's left is sentencing. At this point, most defendants try to show some remorse and plead for a shorter sentence. I'm not sure how any judge is likely to sentence him to a day less than the maximum, given his post-conviction behavior.