Since the day Joe Biden was declared the winner in the election, Palmer Report has urged everyone to ignore Donald Trump’s fantasy about magically overturning the election. That’s just a distraction. We predicted that Trump’s focus during the transition period would be entirely on the fact that he’s facing prison and bankruptcy once he’s gone from office.
Sure enough, former Trump administration official Miles Taylor is now tweeting that according to people close to Trump, his biggest concerns right now are “financial scrutiny, getting prosecuted, and being forgotten.” In other words, like we said, prison and bankruptcy.
This is important, because everything that Trump does between now and inauguration day will be aimed at giving himself a softer landing when it comes to prison and bankruptcy. He’ll try to pilfer more money. He’ll cut corrupt government deals so the people involved can give him kickbacks later. He’ll try to pardon himself on federal charges, and so on.
If you want to understand what Trump is up to over the next fifty days, just keep the words “prison” and “bankruptcy” in the back of your head and it’ll all make sense.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report