The political prosecution of Donald Trump was not even discussed even though it is already producing several negative outcomes, including:

Further division of the country. Trump remains a popular figure among a significant portion of the American population. His prosecution is being seen by many for what it really is: a politically motivated attack, and further deepens the divisions that already exist in the country.

Erosion of trust in the justice system. Most Americans already believe that the justice system is biased against them, and the prosecution of Trump reinforces this belief. This is leading to a significant decline in respect for the law and could lead to a rise in vigilantism.

A precedent for future political prosecutions. Trump’s prosecution for political reasons, sets a dangerous precedent for future presidents. Future administrations will use the justice system to harass and persecute their political opponents.

Damage to the reputation of the United States. The United States has a long history of respecting the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. The prosecution of Trump is damaging this reputation and makes it impossible for the United States to lead on issues such as human rights and democracy.

In addition to these general concerns, there are also specific concerns about the charges that Trump is facing. For example, many experts have argued that the charges are overly broad and could be used to prosecute anyone who criticizes the government.

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In summary, this political prosecution of Donald Trump is already producing a number of negative outcomes for the country. It further divides the country, erodes trust in the justice system, sets a dangerous precedent for future political prosecutions, and damages the reputation of the United States as the leader of the free world. Anyone seeking to hold the office of the President of the United States should be speaking out loudly and often in opposition, especially on the debate stage, shame on all those who are not.