I don't think it's just right wing media that's propping him up.
In her ‘Trump’s Done’ podcast, Ann Coulter says he is being propped up by right-wing media, who only put people on who are “the die-hard, the few, dwindling remaining Trump fanatics.” pic.twitter.com/cVzVtKhGjt— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) August 30, 2022
Drudge here has the virtue of being honest. And over at the Bulwark:
Drudge getting to the point pic.twitter.com/5brRYWfa0K— Barbara Comstock (@BarbaraComstock) August 30, 2022
I know what you’re thinking:Who could declare him the rightful winner?What is that process? What is the controlling legal authority?How do you have a re-run of an election that took place two years ago?When would this election take place? Does “immediately” mean tomorrow? Next week? Next month?How would the nominating process work? Who would determine ballot access for candidates? Would this procedure violate current election laws? What would the campaign finance restrictions be like?And then there’s the big question: Is this guy forking serious?I don't need to include the tweet of the "truth" that Trump posted. You know what Mr. Last is talking about.That question is more important than you might think. Let’s move down the decision tree:If Trump is serious, then he is cognitively impaired. There is no way to accomplish the “remedies” he proposes. The idea that someone could simply “declare” him the rightful winner of the 2020 election is preposterous. Who has that authority? Not Congress. Not the Supreme Court. Not the president. There is no piece of paper that can be signed and ratified that would accomplish this goal.So either Trump does not have the baseline intelligence to understand how the government and the U.S. Constitution function—or he has suffered from some mental decline which has rendered him incapable of basic deductive reasoning.In either case, even the most ardent anti-anti-Trumpers would be forced to acknowledge that under no circumstances should he be president again.On the other hand, if Trump is not serious—by which I mean that he does not actually believe that either of these remedies are even theoretically possible—then he is advocating the overthrow of the legitimately-elected government of the United States and rejecting the Constitution.Maybe this rejection is an expression of authoritarian aspiration. Maybe it’s nihilism. Or maybe it’s performance art.But no matter what the motivation, the result is the same. It’s sedition. So anyone who wants to throw in with Trump on the “oh he doesn’t really mean it” tip is signing up for sedition and rejects the Constitution.That’s it. Those are the only options.
Donald Trump is having a total meltdown on Truth Social this morning. All of these posts are from just the last few hours. pic.twitter.com/qtQs6KEA7D— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 30, 2022
The GOP frontrunner!— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) August 30, 2022
Nearly every Republican candidate in a competitive midterm race fully supports this man. https://t.co/1kkOYhZu9w
It’s not exactly Grey Lady worthy (not a complaint), but it shows what is possible.
QAnon, vaccine denials and a fake Ivanka quote, and a fantasy presidential reinstatement: Trump's TruthSocial meltdown is actually kind of revelatory. https://t.co/TQ7QvbAJtj— Slate (@Slate) August 30, 2022