I really hope that Trump keeps his promise to run in 2024. Let’s assume that he somehow manages to stay out of prison by using the money he’s milking from his supporters to pay his way out of trouble. He’ll probably let Eric, Ivanka, and Trump Jr. take the fall. That will leave him four full years to keep his fan base alive and provide me the opportunity to keep my Trump-bashing going. While his dedicated followers hang on to his every conspiracy theory, the rest of the country can get on with tackling the problems facing the world: climate change, clean energy production, clean air and water, infrastructure, healthcare, smart immigration policies, smart trade policies. While Biden surrounds himself with smart, qualified people rather than handing out positions based on the size of a campaign donation, Trump supporters will still be posting about Clinton’s emails and Biden in Burisma.
That’s not to say that the Trumpers won’t be busy trying to disrupt Biden’s administration just like they tried to disrupt the Obama administration. Fortunately, the Trump fanatics will be too mesmerized by Trump’s latest antics to pay attention to what Biden is accomplishing. They’ll hang on to every tweet. They’ll follow him to campaign rallies and get all whooped up for 2024. They’ll be too busy honoring their fallen hero to follow world events.
With Trump sucking up all the oxygen, that will mean that none of the other Republican nutcases can run. We don’t have to worry about Tea Party candidates like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Pence will be out of the picture. Pompeo will be forced to work as a lobbyist.
And what if Trump manages to win in 2024? It will never happen. He will take the entire Republican party down with him and the Democrats will get anther eight years to repair the damage caused by one deranged egomaniac.