Time for a bold prediction: Here’s how I think Donald Trump is going to screw over the Republican Party for the 2024 elections.
Donald Trump running again for president, will he or won’t he? That’s the short answer/question, bear with me.
Does Mr Trump *want* to be president? Yes, now that he’s had that taste of power and his ego has been properly boosted, yes I think he does. If for no other reason to show people he’s a winner by winning back the office. But he won’t run. His ego is also extremely fragile and he would not be able to emotionally handle another loss, and for all of his public bravado he also does not have the guts to take that chance.
What Mr Trump will do is keep his name out there… supporters will flock to him… other spineless politicians in other races who secretly despise him will cower to him seeking his endorsement… potential presidential candidates will not declare as Trump will be seen as unbeatable in the primaries, which will serve to keep the field empty of challengers… the Republican Party will get whipped into a frenzy… then…
…right at the last minute before it’s too late to field another viable candidate… Trump will back down.
Bet on it.
Oh, there will be some lame excuse, but he’ll back down and the Republican Party will be stuck with no viable candidate. It’s not like Mr Trump is one to honor convention or rules, or consider other people, he’ll just leave ’em hangin’. You could say that Trump will be “campaigning” for Biden and/or Harris, but I digress.
Anyway, what does Trump gain from this? By keeping his name out there Trump gets…
- his name in the news every night,
- the ability to continue to beg for money from his sucke… supporters,
- people fawning all over him,
- pundits talking about him,
- candidates in other races making the trek to see him for his blessing,
- rallies, rallies, rallies,
…in other words, money and ego stroking, just what drives the man for everything in his empty shell of a life. In his mind he’ll prove to everyone he’s “The Man” everyone should worship and adore.
Let’s be real… Donald Trump does not care about the country… Donald Trump does not care about the people… Donald Trump does not care about the Republican Party… I don’t think Donald Trump even cares about his own family. Donald Trump cares about Donald Trump. Period.
This is how, through stoking his own man-child needs, he will screw the Republican Party in 2024 and help (re-)elect a Democrat president… and the Republican Party, by being utterly spineless and refusing to distance themselves from him now, even though they mostly despise him as well, will be complicit.
Disclaimer: All this will be null and void in the event of a Donald Trump criminal conviction, but I honestly doubt that will ever happen.