Newsmax's Benny Johnson on Mar-a-Lago documents: “Donald Trump is the government”

Johnson: The constitutional “structure is being violated here, obviously, by the government saying we are the government”

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Citation From the October 5, 2022, edition of The Benny Show, streamed on YouTube

BENNY JOHNSON (HOST): What do you mean property of the government? What the f are you talking about? Donald Trump is the government. When Donald Trump is the president and he's in charge of the executive, he is the executive. The executive is embodied in that man. This is the writing of our Constitution.

This is what you call a deep state. The deep state is the permanent state that's unelected that exists behind the democratic process, or above or below it - whatever you want to say. In heaven or in hell, definitely hell in my opinion. It exists below in the bowels, beyond our ability to correct it or to have oversight over it. Therefore, it is utterly unconstitutional.

The way that our Constitution is written is the American public, we the people are the arbiters of how our government is run and functions inside of a structure. That structure is being violated here, obviously, by the government saying we are the government – we're not accountable to anyone. These documents – we don't care who was the president – these documents are ours. That's not the way it works. And it's not the way it worked for Obama, Clinton, Bush – all of them had private and personal documents. And none of them were treated this way. Very, very interesting how this is going to shake out.