Why Donald Trump may be about to announce another run for president

Donald Trump Capitol

The idea is to distract Americans from details emerging from the congressional hearings on the January 6 Capitol uprising now taking place in Washington.

Charging a presidential candidate with a crime, this logic goes, would be inescapably partisan and fundamentally suspect – even if there’s growing evidence that candidate was trying to foment a violent coup.

Such a prosecution, it follows, would destabilise the very foundations of our democratic institutions – a pretty neat trick coming from a guy who’s never been very big on democratic institutions.

Trump’s other reason for announcing would be to smother potential Republican challengers in their respective cribs, gobble up fundraising dollars and force party leaders to pledge allegiance early.

It’s a nightmare for many Republicans, who were hoping to minimise Trump as they head into what should be a very successful Congressional mid-term election in November.

Source: Why Donald Trump may be about to announce another run for president

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