The fact that the Republicans have done better than expected in Congress and the Senate will have made him extraordinarily angry. It means that people were voting against Donald Trump in this election, but not necessarily against this party. That will have added so much salt to his narcissistic wounds.
As for saying he’ll run in 2024, that’s just a face-saving exercise. It’s a way of distracting him from the fact that he’s probably going to prison. But the worst thing Donald’s looking at isn’t financial difficulties or the prospect of jail. It’s becoming irrelevant. I don’t think he would ever recover from that.
Then there’s another group of white voters who aren’t completely aligned with Trump but look past what they dislike about him in favor of his stance on the issues that concern them the most. For example, there may be Trump voters who disagree with Trump’s racist rhetoric but don’t care enough to be dissuaded from backing him because they are pro-life or in favor of gun rights or oppose tax increases on the wealthy. They may be able to conveniently look away from his child separation policies because they like his promise to put America first. Instead of grappling with why anti-racism protests broke in small towns and cities across the nation, they just want things to go back to normal; “law and order” seems like a good solution.
I am so, so, so happy that my young daughter no longer has to grow up in a world where a morally corrupt con man is President of the United States. That’s what I keep thinking about today. And why I’m so thrilled with this outcome. I take solace in the fact that she won’t remember the shitshow that was the first couple years of her life. Now we need to make sure that the country going forward is worthy of her memories.
Yeah, I know votes are still being counted. Yeah, I know Trump says the only way he loses is if the election is rigged. Yeah, I know all the bullshit that he and his cronies are spewing about the vote count. But you know what he fucking lost and Joe Biden is President-Elect.
Now we can begin to look forward to a day when Trump is no longer taking up space in our brains.