He’s Still the Nominee
Another day. Another indictment. Trump was just charged with four criminal counts for attempting to overturn the 2020 election. The only thing surpassing the magnitude of the criminality is how much this won’t matter for Trump’s nomination chances. He’s got the GOP in lockstep.
Here’s what’s going to happen next. The MAGA media ecosystem is going to go into overdrive. Fox is already saying it’s “time to put January 6th in the past.” Get ready for a heavy dose of whataboutism and false equivalency. They’ll do anything to defend their Dear Leader. They’ll do anything to delegitimize the Department of Justice’s investigation.
Then, get ready for money to flood into Trump’s campaign coffers. We’ve seen this playbook before. In fact, fundraising emails are going out as we speak. How else is Trump going to pay his legal fees? He’s going to hit up his supporters for money. He’s going to hit up his suckers.
He’s still got a stranglehold on the nomination. This is the main takeaway. I said at the top that we can’t ignore the historic criminality of the moment. But the fact of the matter is that this indictment won’t impact the GOP race for President one bit. Any piece of media coverage you see that does not immediately mention this is deluding themselves and the American public.
Trump’s the MAGA nominee for President. Nothing you saw from these indictments will change that.