There are many people living south of North America’s Great Lakes. I have known some of them. And I have family down there. I also have a brother, a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law buried there. Yet it is those strange supporters of Donald Trump who really puzzle me.
I must admit, up front, that I have absolutely no idea what Donald Trump is going to do next. If he was a politician, I might make a fairly good guess. Since he is not a politician, I haven’t a clue.
But besides that, I sure hope he gets indicted for those Jan. 6 shenanigans in 2021. It should never take two years to decide someone has told other people to riot, to break the law, to interrupt a congressional proceeding, to try to kidnap a vice president, to damage property and generally have fun at the public expense. I do hope there are laws against that in the ‘Home of the Brave.’ And it would seem hardly unlikely that he would not be indicted even though he was president at the time. Could presidential privilege really include incitement to riot? That would certainly be a precedent!
I sure hope to be around in two years to watch the expressions on senior American republicans if Mr. Trump is around for the Republican national convention. I would likely be wrong to think he could win the nomination. I’ve been wrong before on that score. I was amused by the 2016 event in Cleveland and I made no bets and probably saved money.
If Mr. Trump is not in jail at the time, I still do not think the republicans would just hand him the nod for the presidency in 2024. One thing for sure, he won’t be running the convention this time. I hardly think the governor of Florida is going to step aside and give the nomination to Trump by default.
One thing I might bet on is that the republicans with the big bucks would not be so generous as to give Trump much to fund his campaign this time.
Since this is running on Christmas, I will join in on the spirit of the day and wish Mr. Trump a pleasant turkey dinner. No doubt most readers will agree with me that Mr. Trump really is the turkey.
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