I get it that Democrats want to twist the knife in Trump’s back right up to and probably after he’s left 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I can understand that. What I really can’t understand is why he helps them do it. He did it again over the weekend with an extremely stupid phone call to Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger. I mean, I get it that Trump isn’t a politician. That’s part of the reason he was elected in 2016 in the first place, but c’mon. This call was just plain stupid.
In case you missed it, and if you have it’s out there for you to listen to (it might help to get your favorite adult beverage to sip on while you listen), Trump called Raffensperger and basically at one point asked him to find some 11,000 votes. Now, there was an awful lot more in the phone call as it went on for over an hour. But the part the media is intently focused on is Trump’s asking Raffensperger to “find the votes because we won the state”.
Now, I’m not a lawyer, and I’m not going to try and play one here. What I am going to say is, this is an extremely stupid move on Donald Trump’s part and shows very clearly, if you listen to the whole call, the disjointed ramblings of a guy that is so consumed by his loss in November, he can’t see straight. You wonder why he is out there campaigning in Georgia, supposedly for two Senate candidates on Monday night, and then spending a great deal of time talking about voter fraud? That’s why. He can’t accept the fact he lost an election to Joe Biden.
Historians will at some point write the “why” to the incident of the 2020 Presidential Election. Oh, there’ll be all sorts of reasons why Trump lost. It could have been Coronavirus, it could have been the fact that he was very unpresidential. It could have been a lot of things. But I don’t have a clue why Trump would be so unsavvy as to make it so easy not only to unceremoniously bounce him from the White House, but also sway the Georgia Runoffs. Why he would even consider doing something so inane that could cost the Republicans the last bastion of any control of Congress is beyond me.
Of course, the media certainly helped the Democrats out with this. If you listen to the entire phone conversation, it’s disjointed, it’s rambling, and it’s really not indicative of someone you would think of as “the most powerful man in the world”. So, even though media bias chose probably the most damning part of the phone call to hone in on, Trump didn’t do anything to help himself.
We are about two weeks away from this mess being over. And it is a mess. But there are published reports that Trump may not even be in the country to watch the change of power. Reports have surfaced that he may be in Scotland on January 20th at his Trump Turnberry Resort and Golf Course. The White House hasn’t commented on where Trump will be or what he will be doing on inauguration day, but it wouldn’t be surprising to have him playing golf at one of his resorts. It would be a fitting end to what’s been a very weird couple of months!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!