The concept of shedding is past him, until he can blame a rigged election. We knew that, too.
What we didn’t know — and what’s enjoying out now — is that, within the waning days of his presidency, his courtiers would all pay homage to the fallen king as he ransacks the federal government on his means out by firing key public servants just like the protection secretary whom he considers disloyal, additional rattling nationwide safety by refusing to share intelligence briefings with the incoming president, and weaponizing the Justice Department to search for mass voter fraud the place none exists.
As he sits within the Oval Office, you have to surprise: What is the President truly pondering? Is he involved about his followers? About democracy? About his legacy?
Nah. He’s eager about himself, in fact. One supply who is aware of the President effectively makes this case: “He’s not worried about the Republican Party. He’s worried about how he can commercialize and monetize all of this.”
Ah, in fact. Post-election King Trump rallies throughout America (with paid attendance little doubt). Can’t you simply think about the previous president claiming his rallies are larger than Oprah’s motivational gatherings? A TV present! A giant e-book deal, value tens of millions! (He’ll need greater than Obama, however will not get it.) Another run in 2024!
And worst of all, the secretary of state, occupying a as soon as vaunted place, goes to the rostrum to declare the transition will likely be peacefully made — to Trump. We know he desires to be president, and needs Trump’s blessing — however this manner?
Luckily, historical past will document all of this.
If there’s an analogy to this manner of leaving the White House in US historical past, it would not come to thoughts. There have been disagreements over counts, certain. (And the Election 2000 recount was about 537 votes in a single state, and never fanciful claims of fraud nationwide.)
After all, it is a democracy, not a kleptocracy — through which leaders merely attempt to loot their residents. Keep that in thoughts. But it nonetheless is likely to be a good suggestion to regulate the President’s bulging pockets as he exits the again door.