Donald Trump’s real problem heading into election season

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Donald Trump, the supposed President of the United States, has already started to plant the seeds of revolution in the minds of his supporters in case of impeachment. Even as Trump predicted that the markets will crash and everyone will become poor, his attorney Rudy Giuliani seconded that by saying the American people would revolt if Trump were to be impeached. Maybe Steve Bannon can make us a movie about the doomsday event that losing Trump as President would entail. Perhaps he can draft the Fox anchors that are jumping ship to participate as extras.

These outlandish comments are just the latest in Trump’s repertoire of inappropriate hyperbole. To further bolster his flagging public image, he again went on the attack about the long-ago resolved FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. It should be obvious to even the most casual observer that Trump trots out Hillary’s emails whenever he needs to hide behind a distraction from his own scandals.

What once started out as an opposition hack job, the Hillary email issue has become Trump’s security blanket. The problem is, Hillary is long gone from the political eye of the storm, and Trump is full of hot air. Trump’s protests over Hillary’s emails may finally be falling on deaf ears if his supporters begin to see through his obsession with flinging the same old wild accusations against his opponents.

Trump may find it more and more difficult to convince his supporters to ignore their own common sense and follow him blindly, if he fails to deliver on his promises. Trump has a poor sense of self-control and blurts out things that he can’t seem to walk back afterwards. The Republican Party also appears to be walking funnily, as in walking on eggshells as the November elections approach. With Trump’s self-destruction becoming so blatant, some Republicans running for office are unwilling to do anything to put their own hides in jeopardy.

Donald Trump will likely lose more support over the next few months as election season heats up, particularly if the shape of Congress changes to reflect a renewed sense of vigor in the Democratic party, as many predict. As Trump’s support fails, he’ll find himself hard pressed to sell his increasingly outlandish plans to his least enthusiastic of supporters. Without blowhards around him to prop up his image, Trump may find himself falling flat in the eyes of his constituents.

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