Who Is Willing To Tell King Lear The Truth?
Category: Op/EdBy: john-russell • 3 weeks ago • 82 comments
NBC White House correspondent Hallie Jackson has reported that there is disarray in the Trump camp. She has been told that no one wants to be the one to tell Trump the truth - it's over.
So Trump will lay in bed eating cheetos and big macs and imagining that 20 divisions, er lawyers, are on the way to snatch victory from defeat. He may not be able to watch much tv though, as even Fox News cannot ignore reality any longer. Maybe Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin can keep his hopes up for a last second counterattack on their radio shows.
Trump actually convinced himself that if he was on the short end of the voting there must have been massive cheating by his enemies. There is a video clip showing Trump in 2016 saying that he would accept the results of the election - IF HE WON. His words were able to seen as humorous 4 years ago, because he did win and the alternative was never put to the test. 2020 is a different story and Trump's 2016 intention to not accept he could lose an election has become totally relevant now.
What will happen? Will he hide in his private quarters for two and a half months?, will he go and live in semi-seclusion at one of his golf resorts? Will he launch a grievance campaign on conservative media complaining that the world was conspiring against him? More ominously, will he decide to go down in flames by issuing draconian executive orders related to immigration or race relations? Will he order Bill Barr to arrest Joe Biden and Barack Obama?
For once in his miserable life he should try to put himself in someone else's shoes , and act like all the other losing presidential candidates have , with dignity and at least an outwardly cheerful appearance. That could be a true gift to a troubled country. But then, Donald Trump is not a giver.