Our President is a salesman. He’s sold everything from steaks, to wine, to online college. His latest pitch is getting his supporters to pay him 150 million dollars to “litigate” his claims of “election fraud.”
Much of the money raised since the election is likely to go into an account for the president to use on political activities after he leaves office, while some of the contributions will go toward what’s left of the legal fight.
Trump has no chance of winning these claims and has lost in every state he’s tried.
But he tried.
He tried to overturn an American election, in a pandemic. This should not be forgotten.
There is a lot of debate in the political sphere about Trump’s influence in the Republican Party after he leaves office. Will he still “control” the party? Will he be a gatekeeper in Republican primaries with his army of loyal supporters? Will he run again in 2024?
I’m of the opinion that America will move past Donald Trump. Ex-Presidents are powerless figureheads in the American political system. They are irrelevant. The system is bigger than one man. It has been that way ever since George Washington stepped down after eight years in office.
But Washington left us with a warning:
The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize. But as it is easy to foresee that, from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken, many artifices employed to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth; as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=15&page=transcript
Our election was fair.
The President lost.
The President knows that once he leaves office he will become the man he was before he got a free house and a free plane. He’ll just be the man who sleeps with Stormy Daniels and sells steaks on T.V.
That’s why he’s trying so hard to hold on.
In trying to hold on, he’s shown a willingness to destroy the American democratic system. It’s not even throwing the baby out with the bathwater. It’s taking a wrecking ball to the house.
He is the enemy Washington foresaw.
But fear not. Our democracy remains the “main pillar” of the edifice of your independence, tranquility, peace, safety, prosperity and liberty. Don’t let 2020 “weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth.”
We’re going to be alright, and we have a lot of brilliant men to thank for that.