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Trump Is Gunning for a Revolution of Despotism

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Message Alan James Strachan

There's one thing we better get clear about right now.

Trump is not running for president.

"Running for president" implies that, in a contest against Biden, Trump would accept losing. Nothing Trump has ever said or done indicates that losing will be acceptable to him. Trump is all about getting his way. Winning is the only thing that matters.

He will use any means available.

If Trump loses in the electoral college, he will not accept the result. Insisting he still rightfully is president, he will delegitimize the election.

That's if we even have an election.

The coronavirus gives Trump an excuse to postpone or cancel the election. Not that he needs one. As you may have noticed, neither reality, nor conventional standards of justice or justification, are a requirement for anything Trump says or does.

Trump is not running for office, in spite of acting as though he is. Instead, single-mindedly, he is altering the presidency before our eyes, turning it into something that depends not upon the Constitution, or the rule of law, or 244 years of U.S. history, but upon his ever-evolving whims.

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