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Donald Trump thinks being arraigned will help him. Donald Trump is a fucking idiot.
Donald Trump is the Wingnut Grievance Bubble's biggest whiny grievance baby
this afternoon, in a courtroom in lower Manhattan, Donald Trump will be arraigned. Donald Trump thinks this will guarantee him a win in 2024.
Donald Trump is a fucking idiot.
Trump didn’t have to come to Manhattan today. he was given the opportunity to be arraigned at his shitty Florida golf motel via a zoom call. (Siri, show me an example of white privilege at its worst.)
but no. Trump wanted a perp walk. he wanted handcuffs. he wanted a spectacle. (Trump’s not getting those first two things. but he is getting the spectacle.)
because Trump thinks this will help him.
because Donald Trump is the biggest fucking delusional grievance baby ever to have dwelt inside the Wingnut Grievance Bubble.
I’ve written before about the Wingnut Grievance Bubble, that enclosed feedback loop where untruths, repugnant behavior and harebrained notions are amplified and unchallenged, causing all who dwell within to fall right on their stupid fucking faces the moment they step out into the real world. most recently, it was life inside the Bubble that caused Scott Adams to forget that out in the real world, you can’t be an aggressively racist asshole.
but of all the delusional dipshits who live inside the Bubble, there is no dipshit more delusional than Donald Trump.
inside his rapidly deteriorating brain, Trump is absolutely convinced that the public spectacle of his indictment will rally all of America to his side and propel him to a massive victory in 2024.
out in the real world, however, the majority of Americans believe that Trump deserves everything that courts and prosecutors are about to throw at him.
(of course, Trump will dupe his deranged worshipers into sending him millions more dollars, but sadly, there’s nothing that can be done about fools and their money.)
but here’s the thing:
Trump’s narrow victory in 2016 was due a lot of fluky things that came together in one perfect horrible storm, but one huge factor was that the majority of ‘undecideds,’ the low-information voters who really don’t pay attention to politics, didn’t know that TrUmP tHe SuCcEsSfUl BuSiNeSsMaN was a character he played on a tv show, and that in real life Trump is actually a serial fuck-up.
these voters were willing to roll the dice because even if they didn’t approve of Trump’s boorish personality, at least here was a guy who knew how to run a business. how could that be bad for America?
well, those voters have learned their lesson. they might have been uninformed, but they’re not stupid. they now know the real Trump.
they might have been there for him in 2016, but they were gone in 2020 and they’re going to be even more gone in 2024 as Trump sinks into a legal hell of his own making.
the man is fucking toxic.
and the only people left to vote for him are the crazies. and thank fucking god, there aren’t enough crazies to carry an election.
enjoy your big stupid arraignment, Trump. from here on out, your life only gets increasingly worse.
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