Donald Trump just can’t quit the 2020 election
If you’re counting, it’s been 624 days since the November 2020 election. (It’s only 839 days until the 2024 election.) And the former President of the United States simply cannot give up the idea that by hook or by crook he could well be reinstated as president (or at least declared the winner of the 2020 race).
It’s worth noting before we go any further: There is zero evidence that the 2020 election — either nationally or in any swing state — was either fraudulent or stolen.
Anyone who follows Trump’s social media presence on
On Tuesday night, Trump
tweeted truthed a link to an article from The Federalist, noting: “This story is a must-read for all those that PRETEND there was no Fraud in the 2020 Presidential election.”
“This is not a time for him to hide, but a time to act!,” wrote Trump. “I don’t know his opponent in the upcoming Primary, but feel certain he will do well if Speaker Vos doesn’t move with gusto.” (And no, I have no idea why Trump capitalized the word “primary.”)
Trump’s obsessive focus on the last election does raise questions about the next one.
And if re-litigating the last election is at the heart of Trump’s 2024 appeal, will that persuade even Republican voters who are predisposed to like him? Elections do tend, after all, to be about the future, not the past.
The Point: Trump has been a one-trick pony since the end of the 2020 election. Is there some other message for 2024 beyond “I was robbed” in 2020?