With Congress voting to certify the Electoral College results, President Donald Trump has conceded his run for a second term. Due to Twitter blocking his personal account in the wake of yesterday’s protest, the president released a short statement via deputy communications director Dan Scavino. It reads:
Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Electoral Certification:
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”
The statement will no doubt please many in the media, but it is not a cut and dried concession. President Trump’s eye for showmanship is on full display. By saying that it is the end of “the greatest first term,” it certainly leaves the door open for Trump to consider a later run: Trump – The Sequel!
Trump has already signified that he intends to be actively involved in removing Georgia Governor Brian Kemp from office when the state’s next gubernatorial race begins, and the chatter on primarying RINOs is both rampant and enthusiastic among his supporters. Yesterday’s events were the last roll of the dice for this election, but perhaps not for the America First movement that has swept the country.
Barack Obama has been out of the White House for almost four years, yet still retains enormous political sway. Despite a blushing Fourth Estate coyly averting its eyes to every scandal under his administration, he remains a divisive figure – much like Donald Trump. The media will continue to report on Trump long after Joe Biden is inaugurated because he makes great television, and his supporters will not easily be persuaded to abandon the MAGA creed.
Where’s the Ball?
The reality is that Donald Trump’s presidency was a movement created not by hopeful conservatives, but by the leftward lurch of the Democratic Party, the inability of the Republican Party to stand for the values it claims, and the legacy media’s refusal to hold either to account. If, as has oft been repeated, these last four years were “bad,” the Washington elites have only themselves to blame.
Should they wish to avoid a repeat beginning in 2024, then it is perhaps high time for them to do a little Swamp draining of their own.
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