Apparently, Donald Trump believes he can successfully run for president once again. He has been making appearances across the country at his former strongholds. I’m not sure what his supporters think he can do if he runs again, but I’d like to remind them of a few things. One thing is that he has no chance to be reelected president.
Trump will damage the Republican Party by diluting the drawing power of a credible conservative candidate. I’m sure he doesn’t give a damn about his party or anybody for that matter. In 1992, H. Ross Perot selfishly ran for president and took a large chunk of the popular votes from the incumbent Republican Party candidate; most of these votes would have gone to George H.W. Bush. It was one reason Bill Clinton stole the election from Bush.
Trump does not have a realistic chance to defeat Joe Biden, if the latter is the Democratic candidate. Trump’s legacy consists of a series of lawsuits and accusations of self-dealing and various types of corruption. Keep in mind the man was impeached. So, a vote for Trump will come out of the pocket of the Republican candidate.
In hindsight, Trump has given America no reason to have another bite at the apple. The man is not a loyal party man and was a horrible candidate, only succeeding against Hillary Clinton because she was universally chastised by so many Americans. Most experts believe that Trump would have lost against any other credible candidate in 2016.
While in office, his megalomaniac behavior made the vast majority of Americans cringe, even those who voted for him as a way to defeat Hillary. Donald Trump is not someone you’d want to have a cocktail with or befriend. He’s not a nice man and only cares about himself. Time and again, he threw minions under the bus for his own missteps and thorough inability to serve as president. The White House had a revolving door to accommodate the people he fired or who walked out on him. He had no redeeming qualities.
Trump used the presidency to build his own image and failed miserably. He cared not for the needy or those with problems or allies that asked him for US assistance. His ascendancy to the highest office in the land was a perfect storm. Many Americans were turned off by politicians, so they gave a businessman a chance, a shady man at that, to lead the country. It could not have been a worse pick by the Republican Party.
Whenever Trump didn’t get his way, he cried foul. He was he was a terrible winner and a horrible loser who tried, and continues, to bring down our electoral system after he was defeated decisively by Biden and for the next year after.
Trumpers are under the impression that Biden’s failure to act and govern like a president gives Trump an opportunity to try again. They are both losers, and our country would be better off if both retire to a quiet place.
Every time I hear Trump drew a large crowd at one appearance or another, my skin crawls. He destroyed the Republican Party, but Biden has given conservatives another opportunity to take control over the government, the presidency and Congress. Let’s not let this opportunity slip away by supporting in any way a man who is dangerous for our country and our security.
There are many Republicans who are frightened of Trump and want to run for office without denigrating the former president. This is the wrong attitude. Trump has no power. He is an empty suit, a bad man that is despised in the US and around the world. By disavowing Trump, Republican contenders for the presidency will win kudos from loyal and informed party members.