Donald Trump has been running for the 2024 Republican Party nomination for president for nearly three years now. He began immediately after (if not before) he lost the 2020 presidential race to Joe Biden, a man that Trump tried to portray as a senile communist aligned with Satan for world destruction.
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Despite his three year head start, it's hard to describe Trump's activities as anything resembling a legitimate campaign. He's held a couple of of his cult rallies, posted hundreds of cranky, crackpot comments on his failing social media scam, Truth Social, and appeared on friendly right-wing media. With the notable exception of his disastrous "Meet the Press" interview. He isn't even participating in the GOP primary debates. That's likely because he's scared witless of facing his challengers and/or further incriminating himself on one or more of the 91 felony charges he's currently facing.
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What Trump hasn't done is to outline any sort of agenda for what he would hope to accomplish were he to be elected. The entire focus of his campaign is firmly rooted in his delusional and thoroughly debunked claims of election fraud, and his seething animus for his victorious opponent, President Biden. And to illustrate just how fixated Trump is on Biden, he posted a comment at 2:30 AM Saturday morning that was curdling with contempt. He obviously couldn't sleep after Biden announced his plan to upstage Trump's debate-dodging, phony union rally next week. What follows is an annotated transcription of Trump's tantrum:
"Crooked Joe Biden had no intention of going to visit the United Autoworkers, until I announced that I would be heading to Michigan to be with them, & help then (sic) out."
Needless to say, Trump had no idea of what Biden's intentions were. And Biden surely doesn't consult with Trump before setting his schedule. However, any fair observer would have presumed that Biden would show his support for the striking union workers. And Biden's decision to do so the day before Trump's bogus union rally is just smart strategic thinking.
"Actually, Crooked Joe sold them down the river with his ridiculous all Electric Car Hoax. This wasn’t Biden’s idea, he can’t put two sentences together."
This is Trump's 19th allegation that whatever is triggering his anxiety is a hoax. And with regard to who is able to put coherent sentences together, the following video will provide some relevant context.
"It was the idea of the Radical Left Fascists, Marxists, & Communists who control him and who, in so doing, are DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY! Within 3 years, all of these cars will be made in China."
First of all, someone needs to inform Trump that fascists and Marxists are at polar opposites of the ideological spectrum. More to the point, Trump has lately been pushing this nonsense about all electric vehicles being made in China. The EV market in the U.S. is already huge, and not one of the major brands is Chinese. His twisted imagination is getting away from him, again.
"That’s what Sleepy Joe wants, because China pays him and his family a FORTUNE. He is a Manchurian Candidate."
It is preposterous for Trump to peddle these baseless lies about Biden having any financial ties to China, when it's Trump who has documented business in China, including his previously secret bank accounts.
"If the UAW 'leadership' doesn’t ENDORSE me, and if I don’t win the Election, the Autoworkers are 'toast,' with our great truckers to follow."
Trump loves to issue impotent threats like this that have no basis in reality. The truth is that he, and his Republican Party, are longtime opponents of unions and the interests of the working class. They are beholden to the corporations who fund their campaigns in order to cut taxes and regulations, and weaken the bargaining power of unions. By contrast, Biden is lifelong union supporter, and is proud of it, as demonstrated in this video...
"Crooked Joe Biden is the most Corrupt and Incompetent President in the history of the USA. If he is able to gather the energy to show up, tell him to go to the Southern Border instead, & to leave the Car Industry alone!"
Trump closes his rant with some textbook projection. It is Trump whose corruption has resulted in four criminal indictments on 91 felony counts. And it is Trump's incompetence that led to the loss of millions of jobs during his occupation of the White House. Not mention more than a million lives due to his deliberate mismanagement of the COVID pandemic.
If Trump is "able to gather the energy" he should focus on his legal troubles and try to formulate a defense. Because as it stands now, he's headed for an avalanche of convictions. And he can leave the car industry to the Democrats, who recently saved it from near extinction, despite Republican obstruction and opposition. And when he's done that, he might want to try and get some sleep, because these late night tantrums can't be good for his already feeble cognitive state.