If wife Melanie doesn’t poison his late-night cheeseburgers first, Donald Trump is planning his return to the U.S. presidency in 2024. He already has a large chunk of U.S. voters convinced that he was cheated in 2020 and that the Biden presidency is not legal. And republican politicians in red states are preparing the way for his triumphant return.
In a corrupted political system, such as exists in America, it is easy for the Trump lackies to prepare to strew rose petals in his path. They are passing laws, in republican-controlled states, to control who votes and how they will be allowed to vote and whether their votes will be counted. They have gone well beyond gerrymandering. Their motto seems to be “We can steal better.”
It will not necessarily be a stealth campaign. You can expect Trump to be more open in his campaign for a white, racially pure America. (You thought “Make America Great Again” meant something else?)
And the ultimate recourse is violence. Trump showed his followers what could be accomplished last January 6—Trump’s Day of Infamy. And can you imagine the result if they had all brought along their trusty assault rifles?
The red states are once again emboldened to challenge Roe v Wade, the bedrock of liberalized abortion. It is not so much as they all give a damn about the rights of the fetus. They are exercising their right to expect a Trump-appointed Supreme Court to bend to their wishes.
At the same time, Trump has his search and destroy list of untrusted and weak-kneed republicans. He is cleaning house before putting himself before a republican nominating convention. This convention is only for those who make the Trump Pledge of Allegiance.
No, it is not likely that Trump could garner a majority of votes for president but it might not matter. We should never forget that the Nazi party won the last contested vote in the Wiemar Republic (Germany) in 1933 with just less than 45 per cent of the popular votes and winning only a third of the seats in the Reichstag.
And, in case you where not aware, Trump has launched his own Internet showcase and will have all the popular social media singing from his song sheets for 2024. It might be the last open election in America for many years.
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