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July 19, 2021

Claim: Trump is Telling His "Dinner Pals" He's Running in 2024

I don't doubt it. Why wouldn't he? He won twice in a row.

Still, I'd prefer he didn't. I'll support him as a candidate, but I'd really prefer DeathSantis.

Rolling Stone, if you trust that rag, which I don't:

Brace yourself: Donald Trump plans to run for president again.

At least that's what the former president is telling his dinner buddies.

Trump has told at least three people he's dined with in recent months that he plans to run in 2024, a former senior official at the Republican National Committee tells Rolling Stone. "I have three friends who've had dinner with him in the last couple of months. All three reported that his current plans are to run for president in 2024," the former R.N.C. official says. "Now, whether he does or not is a different issue. Weve still got three years to go. But he's telling people that."

The ex-R.N.C. official says the first two dinners took place in late spring. But the third dinner happened in the last two weeks, the official said. The first two dinner companions came away from their conversations convinced Trump was serious and hes running, the official adds. The third said he left the dinner "not 100% sure Trump wants to run but he likes being in the conversation, he wants to freeze the field, and he wants his name out there," according to the ex-R.N.C. official.

This column by Kurt Schlichter on what comes after Trump is worth your time:

Our voices are silenced, we have no institutional advocates; the institutions designed to vindicate our rights won't. That limits our options going forward to opting for submission -- that's the aptly-named David French solution -- or opting to burn it all down.

I say flick the Bic.

We'll be told we hate democracy. Yet, for all the performative anguish about the perilous peril posed by selfie-snapping grandmas in the Rotunda -- the best thing ever are the media blue checks insisting the sight of a faux Viking and some elderly tourists so traumatized them that they must see therapy--- the elite sure hates democracy. Well, to be precise, it hates democracy when we attempt to participate in it. There's a high fuss factor out there right now over how uppity we peasants are getting, and the message is clear.

Stop complaining, racist.

Stop complaining, insurrectionist.

Stop complaining, Jesus gun people who like the flag.

Obey.

But people aren't obeying, and the usual suspects are mortified. How dare we say "No," but dare we do, and the ruling class cant even.

So the elite fight back, aided and abetted by the surrender caucus of formerly relevant conservagrifters who take a break from thinking about their pool boys and their wives to come out and explain why True Conservatism(TM) means absolute submission to whatever the establishment wants.

...

Yes, they want democracy to die in darkness, preferably painfully.

But when the ordinary ways to have our voices heard are closed off to us, we'll find extraordinary ones. Trump was one. He was a warning. But he was, despite the mass-micturition of the elite, no radical. He had no desire to lay waste; he wanted to rule, but as a member of what he did not understand was a terminally ill ruling caste. Remember how he was caught up in institutional prestige -- this college was great, that company was respected? This, as well as the fact that he showed up without a Rolodex and needed to rely on a bunch of establishment acolyte-kissers, made him too weak to truly use his power. Yet even with his limitations, he did many amazing and consequential things.


The Strong Man Populist coming soon will not have that weakness. He will not hesitate to use his power to clean house, to prosecute the criminals, to defeat our enemies, both foreign and domestic. Some Republicans will recoil in horror at the idea of us actually winning. "We can't abandon our fundamental norms," they will fret, and that's literally true. We can't abandon our fundamental norms because the establishment these shills flack for already abandoned our fundamental norms over the last five years. Zombie norms will not restrain the Strong Man Populist.

One negative consequence of Trump running again: He'll wind up saving the media -- which is dying nearly as fast as Biden's brain -- at least for a time.


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