It seems that nothing will save Donald Trump from an election loss. It’s not as huge as foreseen by the once again humiliated polls. Yet both in the popular vote and in terms of number of electors, Joe Biden is clearly in the lead.
It is hard to expect that a demand for a recount by Trump staff will change anything. In this case, even the magician Roger Stone and his lawyers from the battle for Florida in 2000 won’t help.
It’s obvious that during the pandemic, errors and even fraud may have occurred. The theory of a “stolen” election also nicely fits the absurd but dangerously popular US conspiracy theories concerning the existence of a “deep state” global government.
I do not believe, however, that the errors and frauds could be counted in the millions. Such an operation would be very hard to conduct, maybe even impossible.
I am also convinced by the argument that the increase in votes for Joe Biden comes from the fact that his voters are much more scared of COVID-19 and chose to vote via mail. There are tens of millions of such votes that are only now being counted.
I don’t think that Donald Trump will suffer when it turns out he has no legal basis to question the elections in a few states.
Trump, by announcing himself as the winner at such an early stage of counting votes and by already mentioning fraud (which surprised even the conservative Fox News commentators), began his own show.
A well-thought-out and planned show. This show is called Trump. Donald Trump.
After exhausting all possible legal means, when Joe Biden’s presidency will become fact, Trump will not become a defeated politician. He won’t be a “loser,” a label he has hated his whole life. He will become “cheated, betrayed and defeated” by foul play and not poor condition. Foul play will not be noted by the referee, in this case the media, because they are part of the conspiracy with the Democrats, Clintons and Deep State.
Even Fox News will be thrown into the “fake news media” bag and become part of the forces that did not permit the draining of the D.C. Swamp. This will be Trump’s narrative, as well as that of his environment.
The time will come for the one true television channel that Trump wanted to build with Roger Ailes, the man behind Fox News’ rise to power. After leaving Washington, Trump won’t stop at just his own media. A door for books, gadgets and maybe even feature films will open up.
Trump will be able to transition to creating his own movement, one based on the fact that he had conducted the Right-wing march through institutions and filled them with conservatives, such as Amy Coney Barrett in the Supreme Court.
Will this be a movement within the Republican Party whose mainstream hates Trump? The Senate will remain in the hands of the Republicans after these elections, so opposition to Biden/Harris will be very strong. But maybe Trump will try to create something based on the alt-right, strengthened after the economic crisis.
In the age of deepening polarization, the dictatorship of social media and the growing tribal information bubbles, a man of such incredible showmanship has a bright future.
Let us not forget that Trump attracted new voters to the Republican party. Not just working-class white men who used to stand by the Democrats, but also Blacks, Latinos and women.
This is the paradox of Trump, shown in liberal media as a racist.
The time of Donald Trump is yet to come, despite the fast-approaching election defeat.
P.S. If Joe Biden wins, he will be the second Catholic in history in the White House. Quite funny that the world’s Left had to cross fingers for a Catholic and not a former star of American television, celebrity and friend of the global rich.