The ways in which Donald Trump can remain in the White House for the next four years are diminishing, as courtrooms around the country toss his legal team’s lawsuits and states continue to certify their results in the fact of the president’s protests.
The Commander in Chief would be foolish not to have a back up plan here, and those who believe him to be this aloof have often found themselves at his mercy. This is a man who plans, and does so even while he’s pontificating and prodding.
So, in the event that he and Rudy Giuliani can’t get the election results reversed, the President is not privately considering a maneuver so infinitely petty and bombastic that’s it’s simply brilliant.
“I don’t want to talk to 2024 yet,” the president told reporters on Thanksgiving.
Such an announcement, or even Trump’s flirtation with a third White House run, would definitely put a damper on what was thought to be a wide open battle for the GOP 2024 presidential nomination. And it could potentially freeze out early moves by other Republicans with national aspirations.
And if Trump’s rally could somehow garner more guests than Biden’s inauguration, (which is completely possible as long as COVID-19 remains a politically-charged issue), there is no denying that No. 45 will be staring down a real shot at becoming No. 47 as well.
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