You are not supposed to snicker when a Trump supporter tells you his hero is going to win the presidency in 2024. Nor are you supposed to sound surprised when you are told that the supreme court might just re-instate him as early as this August. The only good news might be that Trump does not sound as committed as some of his followers.
It is possible that Donald Trump is refraining from making any statements about 2024 because he still thinks he can have the 2020 results upended. He is that delusional.
The man might be evil but he is not stupid. His avenues to publicity these days are fewer. He is under suspension from Facebook and banned from Twitter. And he lacks the patience for rebuilding his popularity on the newer versions of social media. If he really is interested in making a run for the 2024 nomination by the Republican Party, he might have to build his case the old-fashioned way. That means a steady stream of crowed halls and speeches and relying on the traditional media for coverage.
He could have been launching the campaign in North Carolina this past weekend when he spoke for an hour and a half to a hall full of republicans. It was as though he was back on the campaign trail. He said nothing new or surprising. It was pure Trump.
The only problem is that whatever success he has in building his case for 2024 will build an equal and opposite reaction from his enemies—of which he has more than a few. The New York prosecutors have convened a grand jury to examine the business dealings of Trump before he got into the White House.
Renewed interest in Trump’s financials will not be as easy to brush aside this time around. We all know the man is a liar and that he constantly whines about losing the 2020 election.
But this is also the man who called for an insurrection on January 6, 2021 and we watched in horror as his ignorant followers stormed the American capitol. Just think of what could have happened if they had a real leader?
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