Sunday, June 19, 2022

Donald Trump teases 2024 presidential run at Faith and Freedom conference in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As religious conservatives gathered this week at a sprawling resort near the Grand Ole Opry House, Nikki Haley pressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” crowd to look to the future. “It’s up to us to deliver a new birth of patriotism,” said Haley, the former South Carolina governor who was ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump. “And together with you, and with trust in God, I pledge to answer that call and inspire our country once again,” she said, sounding like a White House candidate herself. 

Trump spoke from the same stage Friday, making his first public appearance since the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection began to lay bare his desperate attempts to remain in power. It presented harrowing video footage and searing testimony, including accounts from Trump’s close associates and members of his family. 

He spent much of his speech blasting the committee’s efforts as politically motivated and insisting he’d done nothing wrong. In the face of the video and allies’ accounts, he still said, “What you’re seeing is a complete and total lie. It’s a complete and total fraud.” He claimed footage had been selectively edited and downplayed the insurrection as “a simple protest that got out hand.” 
And he made sure to tease his own plans. “One of the most urgent tasks facing the next Republican president — I wonder who that will be,” Trump said at one point, prompting a standing ovation and chants of “USA!” “Would anybody like me to run for president?” he asked the crowd, (link)

Rod's Comment: “Would anybody like me to run for president?” Not me! Please, just go away!  

I will never vote for Donald Trump again.  I did not in 2016 but did in 2020.  It was the worst vote I ever cast. Trump makes Nixon look like a choir boy. 

I could never be a Democrat but I would gamble that we could better survive another four years under a Democrat than eight more years under Donald Trump. I fear of where Donald Trump might take us.  He apparently has no values and no certain consistent views. He is a loose cannon. Who knows? He might throw his weight behind Putin's aggression to save us from wokeness and transgender athletes.  He may go all out on a trade war and lead the US into a major depression. He may imprison his critics and suspend liberties.

I also fear Trump would never lose another election. After four more years, he certainly would not lose a reelection bid. He will make sure he has a vice president who will do his bidding and declare him the 2028 winner. He could declare himself President for Life. If he is too old to run in 2028, he might want to anoint his heir. By then he may have consolidated his power to such an extent that he could issue a decree suspending the Constitution and his followers would rejoice. He has created a cult of personality and many of his followers would follow wherever he leads. 

That a man who has been immoral in business dealing, married several times, cheats on his wife, bangs porn stars, and brags about grabbing women by the pussy, is the keynote speaker at a "faith" gathering tells you of Trump's seductive power. Many of Trump's followers would drink Jim Jones Kool-Aid. 

In eight years,  Trump may have bent the military to do his bidding. He may have made Proud Boy leaders the new Army generals. We know he has no qualms about heading a coup. If not for Mike Pence's courage Trump would illegally be in office today, despite overwhelmingly losing an election. His next coup attempt will succeed. I see Trump as a dangerous megalomaniac.  His loyal followers have faith in Donald Trump and have abandoned reason.  

Trump needs to go away, be indited, become too ill to run, or die. 

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