Washington – He’s gone, he’s playing golf, but from his Florida retreat surrounded by palms, Donald Trump is also making plans for his revenge.
If many Americans, discreetly adding some of the most sensible Republicans, wanted Trump to simply disappear into his mar-a-Lago hotel in Palm Beach, they would be deeply disappointed.
As a political trial begins in Washington, the former president is making it clear to Republican senators that they should not forget that he is a primary force.
An announcement Monday that he will open “the former president’s workplace” in his new city reminded them.
“President Trump will be an American ombudsman at all times,” he said.
Senators are Trump’s fate in a former president’s first impe trial and, after last year’s edition, the first time a president has been charged twice.
But Trump, who won 74 million votes in his November 3 loss to Biden and allegedly had about $70 million in the crusade budget, needs Republican senators for his own long term before daring to cross paths.
At least 17 Republicans would like to join the 50 Senate Democrats for a conviction in their trial. Every day that passes, it’s less likely.
Yes, many Republican lawmakers are furious that Trump has prompted a crowd to march toward Congress on January 6 to see how to stop certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory.
But Republicans also to reclaim the House and Senate in the 2022 mid-election and the White House in 2024.
At least for now, being pro-Trump is the most productive way to do it.
According to a January Washington Post-ABC News poll, nearly six out of 10 Republicans and party independents deserve to remain under Trump’s leadership.
Trump’s main advantage when he is not in the workplace is to threaten disloyal lawmakers to his wary parties in the party’s number one votes by the middle of the 2022 period.
Trump’s approval Monday of former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in his candidacy for governor of Arkansas was a first weakening of political muscle.
Sanders is competing with top sensible party officials in the state for high-ranking shots, but in the race to Trump’s top unwavering partner, he’s already winning smoothly and can expect to reap the rewards.
For those who didn’t pass Trump’s purity test, days of nervousness await.
In the four years of his presidency, Trump has ravaged almost any domestic opposition, going through the wave of allegations of his movements on January 6 and would like revenge.
Those on the list come with the 10 House Republicans who voted with Democrats for their political judgment and are now more likely to face primary challenges.
If senators spend more voting for their conviction, it would cause an even harsher reaction from Trump and the base Republicans, who were denied the election victory.
In response to reports that Trump is contemplating the possibility of founding a right-wing separatist party, adviser Jason Miller told Axios that the former president fully supported the Republican Party, for now.
“It’s entirely up to Republican senators if this is something that’s getting more serious,” he said.
A Republican who feels the feeling is Marco Rubio, a Florida senator.
He loyally regarded the political trial as a “waste of time” and a “revenge of the radical left. “
But is that enough?
Rubio did not accept Trump’s last-minute attempts to challenge Congress’ certification of Biden’s victory, putting him in the potential line of sight.
There are many hypotheses that Rubio’s position can be contested at number one in 2022 through no less than Ivanka Trump, the ambitious daughter of former White House president and ex-treasurer.
Asked about this situation through Fox News on Sunday, Rubio looked uncomfortable.
“I love Ivanka,” he says.
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