Media makes a fortune off of advertising. Sensationalism sells advertising. Therefore, keeping speculation about a Donald Trump/Joe Biden rematch in 2024 is beneficial for every media company, large and small. This is laughable. Trump is conning everyone and his mainstream media allies once again.
To repeat an old story, during the 2016 campaign season, the former president received five times more media coverage than all other candidates combined. Although Trump failed to discuss anything of importance, his racism and bigotry were on full display, and television media benefitted the most from increased advertising revenue.
Currently, Fox News or legitimate media organizations constantly report the belief that Trump not only plans to win in 2024, but he will also attempt to rig the election for the third time.
It is a fact revealed by his people that he did not believe he would not win the 2016 election. Moreover, he did not want to be given a job for which he was totally unqualified and had no interest in performing.
However, many believe that he and Putin made plans to put him in the White House in 2013. Trump was undoubtedly convinced that the notoriety he would receive during the campaign would offer numerous opportunities for great wealth and fame for the remainder of his useless existence. Putin has played him since 1987.
Fact: Trump has not worked a full day in his lifetime. He is a child of privilege and cannot define the word “work.” And, he does not want to, which was proven by the fact that most of his time in office was spent golfing, partying at Mar-a-Lago, watching television, and holding hate rallies.
He loved the attention given to him during the campaign, but he hated being the president. This is why he continued to hold hate rallies during his four years as a White House resident.
Donations for his defense fund and future campaigns have been stolen and placed directly into Trump’s personal accounts. Regardless of how much that might be, all of his wealth came from illegal and immoral business practices or bailouts from the Saudi Royal Family and Russian oligarchs.
It is reasonably certain that the primary season would be enjoyable for Trump to a certain extent. As a malignant narcissist, he would love the attention offered by tens of thousands of his fascist supporting fans. However, he is an old, obese man-child whose health is questionable, and his mental acuity even more in doubt. Could he survive the primary season?
Finally, Section three of the 14th amendment prevents him from running for office: “Amendment XIV, Section 3 prohibits any person who had gone to war against the union or given aid and comfort to the nation’s enemies from running for federal or state office, unless Congress by a two-thirds vote specifically permitted it.”
A preponderance of circumstantial evidence proves that Trump organized and planned the failed coup on Jan. 6, 2021. The charge will be “treason.” If the Constitution continues to be the law of the land, Trump will not be in contention for the Republican nomination in 2024.
Op-ed by James Turnage
The Atlantic: Trump Soft-Launches His 2024 Campaign; by Elaine Godfrey
Daily Kos: Trump once more telegraphs his plans to steal the 2024 election. The media yawns
Featured and Top Image Courtesy of Gage Skidmore’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License
Inset Image Courtesy of Bill B’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License