Yesterday’s news? It appears John Bolton thinks so. During an appearance on MSNBC, Bolton told Ali Velshi that Trump would soon be yesterday’s news. “I think Trump has been on a downward slope,” Bolton said soberly. “I think Trump has been on a downward slope within the republican party since the 2020 election — certainly since January the sixth.”
Bolton went on to say he’d spoken to many Republicans, and many of them blame trump as the primary cause they lost the midterms so badly. “I think it is like frankly turning a light switch off for Trump’s prospects,” he explained. “He certainly has not done anything to help himself since then.”
This is all true. I don’t like Bolton much, but he’s correct here. Trump has not put in any effort to keep himself relevant because Trump never puts any effort into anything.
Trump is the laziest person ever to hold office. Remember how he didn’t reportedly even get daily briefings, and when he did, they had to be explained to him? Reportedly he doesn’t read either. Trump is deeply afraid, it would seem of doing any work. He’s lazy, he’s slothful, and he’s indolent.
He’s like a slug and thinks that everything should just come to him instead of going out and putting any effort in. So not only does trump have a possible indictment (or indictments) to look forward to, but he can also be secure in the knowledge that most of his former allies don’t give a damn what happens to him.
With Trump’s announcement that he was running in 2024, it was his last sputter. It was the last sputter of a jester, a fool, a chump. And nobody cared. The world turned away from the Jester. His last sputter failed miserably — as does everything he puts his hands on.