Donald Trump leaks that he’s going to run in 2024 with Ivanka as his running mate. The mainstream media knows it’s complete nonsense but prints it anyway, for the sake of ratings. We all cower at the thought of such a horrifying ticket, so we’re all scared into clicking on the article.
Donald Trump chuckles, because even though his life is over, he knows he can still spook us just by leaking some silly fantasy. He knows he’s heading to prison. He understands that prosecutors in New York and Georgia are now in a race to see who can indict him first. And by now even he’s surely seen the CPAC straw poll which revealed that 45% of his own base already wants the Republican Party to move on to a new candidate in 2024.
Trump won’t stop feeding this nonsense to the media. The only way to break this cycle is to shame the media into no longer printing it. When major news outlets publish stories about how Trump is supposedly going to find some way to magically run for President in 2024, don’t reward those news outlets with clicks.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report