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As for Trump, he will surely not be going quietly into the night. We can expect that he will challenge the results of the election for days and weeks, if not months, to come, his fragile ego refusing to acknowledge that he is the ultimate loser. While he toils and writhes in egomaniac agony, he will be planning his next act, which may be some combination of reality television or radio show, creation of a media empire or planning his own political comeback in 2024. Donald Trump has made an undeniable, indelible mark on the American political landscape, for better or worse, and his ego will not allow him to simply walk away as George W. Bush did.
As for his followers, surely they will not be changing their political stripes or beliefs any time soon, nor should they be expected to. From their perspective, they have found a political voice, so Trump will have a loyal legion of fans supporting him no matter what he decides to do. That ensures that America will be in for many more years of Trumpism, and his legacy will of course live on in the Supreme Court for decades.
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Context: The 2020 Us Election Explained
I published an article in July 2016 stating that I believed that Donald Trump had narcissistic personality disorder, and tried to warn America what would be in store for it if we elected him president. Exactly four years ago, on the eve of the US presidential election, I wrote an article predicting that Trump would win. My view was based largely on the belief that Hillary Clintons intended coronation was premature, that she was a flawed candidate, and that Trump had succeeded in tapping into an important vein in American political culture the neglected blue-collar voter. I published that article at 3:00 the morning after the election, one of the very first to have acknowledged the birth of Trumpism.
In that piece, I wrote:
We have seen the result of four years under his thumb. America has rarely been more partisan or divided. Those who yearned for an Ozzie-and-Harriet vision of America have become more emboldened four years later, apparently believing that America can once again become a bastion of white conservatism, replete with racism, bigotry and misogyny. That is unlikely to happen. America has become too diverse, and sufficient progress has been made toward equality to revert to that sad vision. The partisanship will surely only continue to get worse in the coming four years. The question is, can we ever return to a time when bipartisanship reigns?
Lemon Laments He Had To Get Rid Of Trump Addicts From His Life
How much does CNN Tonight host Don Lemon hate Trump supporters? So much so that he had no choice but to get rid of those addicts from his life so they could hit rock bottom. And according to him, they are too far gone and the only way hell let them back into his life was if theyre willing to come back and willing to live in reality, then I will welcome them with open arms.
Lemons sad admission came in response to PrimeTime host Chris Fredo Cuomos closing comments at the end of the previous hour, where he pleaded with Trump supporters not to go to Trump rallies so they dont get sick.
The feigned sympathy for Trump supporters began with Lemon insisting that he had Republican friends, to begin with:
You know what the sad thing is? And Ill be honest with you. I have many people who I love in my life. And yeah, I come from a red state. Ive lived in several red states. There are a lot of friends I had to get rid of because they are so nonsensical when it comes to this issue. They have the whole every single talking point that they hear on state TV and that they hear from this President. They repeat it and they are blinded by it.
But heres the thing, I had to get rid of them. Because they are too far gone. I try and I try and I try, he moaned.
His grievances with them stemmed from them refusing to believe him when he would browbeat them with suggestions that red states were now the problem in the coronavirus pandemic :
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‘standing Up To China’
Saikrishna Prakash is a University of Virginia Law School professor focusing on constitutional law, foreign relations law and presidential powers.
What’s Trump’s key legacy?
The last gasps of his administration are the most consequential, as he exerts a control over his most devoted followers and he’s talking about running again.
He forced people to consider what the presidency has become in a way that wasn’t true I think either during the Bush or Obama administrations. Issues like the 25th Amendment and impeachment hasn’t been thought of since Bill Clinton, really.
It’s possible that people now when they think of the presidency are perhaps going to adopt a different stance going forward, knowing that someone like Trump could come along.
It’s possible that Congress will delegate less to the president and take away some authority.
What else stands out to you?
The president has demonstrated that there’s a constituency who’s opposed to a lot of these trade deals and that there are people willing to vote for those who will either extricate us from these trade deals or “make them fairer”.
The president has also suggested that China has been taking advantage of the United States in ways that are deleterious to our economic and national security – and I think there’s a consensus behind this view. No one wants to be accused of being soft on China, whereas no one cares if you’re “soft” on Canada, right?
‘what Are We Supposed To Do’: Rioter Speaks To Cnn Reporter
Washington After violent pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, a growing number of Republican leaders and Cabinet officials told CNN that they believe Donald Trump should be removed from office before January 20. Four of them called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked, and two others said the President should be impeached.
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OPINION: Are the United States really stuck with this guy?
It’s the question being asked around the globe, because Donald Trump’s first week as president has made it all too clear: Yes, he is as crazy as everyone feared.
Optimistic pre-inauguration fantasies have flown out the window. You know: “Once he’s president, I’m sure he’ll realise it doesn’t really make sense to withdraw from all those treaties”, or “once he’s president, surely he’ll understand that he needs to stop tweeting out those random insults”, or “once he’s president, he’ll have to put aside that ridiculous campaign braggadocio about building a wall along the Mexican border”. And so on.
Nope. In his first week in office, Trump has made it eminently clear he meant every loopy, appalling word and then some.
The result so far: The president of China is warning against trade wars and declaring that Beijing will take up the task of defending globalisation and free trade against American protectionism. The president of Mexico has cancelled a state visit to Washington, and prominent Mexican leaders say Trump’s border wall plans “could take us to a war not a trade war”. Senior leaders in Trump’s own party are denouncing the new president’s claims of widespread voter fraud and his reported plans to reopen CIA “black sites”. And the entire senior management team at the US Department of State has resigned.
And that’s just week one.
To Get Rid Of Trump Or Not
Impeaching 74-year-old President Donald Trump Jan. 13 for spurious reasons, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took out all her wrath the man who frequently called her crazing Nancy. Well crazy Nancy got the last laugh so far, unleashing the anti-Trump demons in the Democrat-controlled House, essentially weaponizing her Article 1 power, the unconstitutional use of impeachment. Impeachment was intended by the Founding Fathers to rid the fledgling democracy of a tyrant, criminal or both. Llike everything else under the rule of law, lawmakers, like Pelosi, arent allowed to invent their own laws or make up definitions for ramming a square peg into a round hole. Pelosi did just that when she charged Trump with incitement of insurrection, something that turns insurrection on its head. Rioters that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 werent seeking to overthrow the U.S. government.
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Is It Likely To Be Used
Pence has never indicated that he questioned Trumps ability to be president.
In 2019, Pence called “any suggestion” of triggering the amendment “absurd.”
Despite Pences unfailing loyalty to Trump, however, the president rebuked him Wednesday after Pence said he would not break the law and use his constitutional position as president of the Senate to try to stop Congress from counting the electoral votes.
Mike Pence didnt have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, Trump tweeted in a post that Twitter removed Wednesday evening.
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican, said Wednesday’s violence “was the inevitable and ugly outcome of the Presidents addiction to constantly stoking division.”
“Today, the United States Capitol the worlds greatest symbol of self-government was ransacked while the leader of the free world cowered behind his keyboard tweeting against his Vice President for fulfilling the duties of his oath to the Constitution,” Sasse tweeted.
He didn’t suggest Pence should replace Trump for the remainder of his term, but Florida Rep. Charlie Crist did.
The 25th Amendment allows for the removal of a President, tweeted Crist, a former GOP governor who became a Democrat in 2012. It’s time to remove the President.
‘his Relationship With Alt
Matthew Continetti is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, focusing on the development of the Republican Party and the American conservative movement.
What’s Trump’s key legacy?
Donald Trump will be remembered as the first president to be impeached twice. He fed the myth that the election was stolen, summoned his supporters to Washington to protest the certification of the Electoral College vote, told them that only through strength could they take back their country, and stood by as they stormed the US Capitol and interfered in the operation of constitutional government.
When historians write about his presidency, they will do so through the lens of the riot.
They will focus on Trump’s tortured relationship with the alt-right, his atrocious handling of the deadly Charlottesville protest in 2017, the rise in violent right-wing extremism during his tenure in office, and the viral spread of malevolent conspiracy theories that he encouraged.
What else stands out to you?
If Donald Trump had followed the example of his predecessors and conceded power graciously and peacefully, he would have been remembered as a disruptive but consequential populist leader.
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Most Senate Republicans Don’t Want To See Trump Run Again
Senate Republicans, with a few exceptions, are hoping that former President TrumpDonald TrumpRepublicans poised to sweep Virginia, stunning DemocratsFive takeaways from a grim night for DemocratsNew Jersey governor’s race too close to callMORE does not announce his intention to run again for president.
These GOP senators definitely dont want to see Trump announce a bid before the 2022 midterm elections, fearing that could sink their hopes of winning back the Senate.
More broadly, theyre generally reluctant to see him on the ballot in 2024 at all because of his track record with independent and swing voters.
Several Republican senators, who requested anonymity to discuss Trump frankly, said they dont want to see Trump return as the partys standard bearer.
I think were better off when hes not part of any story, said a Republican senator, who said his view is widely shared in the GOP conference.
Hes a clinical narcissist. He threw away the election in the debate with Biden and he threw away the Senate out of spite, the lawmaker added, referring to Trumps first against Biden, which many Republican senators viewed as a disaster, and his influence on Republican voter turnout in the Georgia special election.
One thing is crystal clear: Most GOP senators think Trump announcing a bid before the midterms would hurt them.
McConnell has steadfastly refused to acknowledge Trumps attacks or mention him by name.
Im shocked, arent you? he quipped.
Et Tu Elise Cheney Set To Lose Leadership Job To Lawmaker Who Nominated Her For It
Cheney’s removal, which was widely expected, likely marks the end of her rise in the Republican Party an ascent that began shortly after her election to the House in 2016. Cheney was among the most conservative members of Congress: She espoused traditional Republican views on foreign policy and national security, the economy and social issues. But the Trump presidency, her criticism of the president and her vote to impeach him turned her party against her.
Still, after Wednesday’s vote, Cheney appeared undeterred, telling reporters the nation needs a strong GOP and that she plans to lead it.
“The nation needs a party that is based upon fundamental principles of conservatism, and I am committed and dedicated to ensuring that that’s how this party goes forward, and I plan to lead the fight to do that,” she said. Cheney plans on running for reelection in 2022.
But first she has to contend with her own role in the party. McCarthy, who helped Cheney thwart a vote to remove her from House GOP leadership in February, sent a letter Monday to rank-and-file Republicans announcing Wednesday’s vote.
“If we are to succeed in stopping the radical Democrat agenda from destroying our country, these internal conflicts need to be resolved so as to not detract from the efforts of our collective team,” he wrote. “Having heard from so many of you in recent days, it’s clear that we need to make a change.”
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Filmmaker Publishes Guide To Make Republican Leader ‘toast Again’
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Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore has shared a 10-point plan to oust Donald Trump from the White House.
The longtime critic of the Republican leader published the easy-to-follow guide in a bid to make Trump toast again.
Moore argued that Mr Trump was in deep, deep trouble, citing controversy over his administrations ties to Russia and the unpopularity of his travel ban, and urged supporters to capitalise on these controversies.