As today has gone on, Donald Trump has found himself cornered. Calls for the 25th Amendment are now coming from the top levels of Congress, as well as from inside the White House. The Feds have revealed they’re probing Trump’s actions yesterday on a criminal level. Now Trump is waving one heck of a white flag.
Trump has apparently regained use of his Twitter account long enough to post a two-plus minute video. In it, he directly condemned the people who attacked the U.S. Capitol and called for them to be prosecuted. He also promised an orderly transition to President Biden, along with a lot of other fluffy and conciliatory language You can watch it here:
So what’s really going on? Donald Trump very much sounds like he’s now afraid of being removed from office via the 25th Amendment, sent to prison for inciting the terrorist attack, or both. He clearly didn’t write these words. But he was willing to read them, which means he understands that he’s now trying to hang onto what very little he has left. His presidency is over. His life as he knows it is over. He’s earmarked for prison and bankruptcy.
Of course Donald Trump can’t be trusted. But this video reveals that Trump is on the ropes and he’s scared. He’s essentially begging not to be prematurely ousted, and begging not to spend the rest of his life in prison. It’s too little too late; Trump must still be ousted immediately via the 25th or impeachment. But it’s good to see Trump cowering like this.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report