I’ve had the chance to talk to a few people who were at CPAC last weekend and inside the room with The Man himself for the big keynote speech. They’ve all told me the same thing: Donald Trump looks… younger. More youthful. More vigorous. More high-energy than he was when he left office a short time ago. Unlike most presidents who age visibly and turn into white-haired geezers while they’re in office, Trump doesn’t really seem to have aged.
This is just one of many reasons after that CPAC speech that I believe that the Age of Trump that we’re living through is not over. Barring some illness or a bizarre golfing accident, he’s running in 2024.
Donald Trump is one of the most fiercely competitive men in America today. I can only think of a handful of pro athletes that have had the “winning” bug as badly as Donald Trump does. Michael Jordan was one. Tom Brady is another. For competitive individuals like this, the only thing worse than losing a contest is being cheated out of a legitimate victory.
This was clearly on Trump’s mind during his epic speech at CPAC. He’s not letting what happened in the 2020 election go. And as I’ve said before, “they” will never again be able to pull off what they did in 2020. We know what to watch for and where to watch for it next time, so they wouldn’t dare. Their hold on power is so nervous and sketchy right now that they still have thousands of troops in DC. They know they got away with it and you can see the illegitimacy dripping off of them.
Multiple GOP state legislatures are already shoring up their election rules so that a travesty like that can never happen again. Georgia just passed mandatory photo ID for absentee ballots. Democrats flipped. They stormed the Georgia State Capitol building in a violent domestic terrorist insurrection coup of treason. Or something. Their furious reaction tells you everything you need to know. They had hoped to keep Georgia “blue” with more magic suitcase ballots pulled out from under the table in future elections – but now that trick will never work again.
What a blessing in disguise it’s going to be for Trump to take a four-year hiatus from the White House. When most presidents serve back-to-back terms, that second term is always considered their “lame duck” term. The Swamp Rats infiltrate an administration to the point where it just grinds along, business as usual, bombing the crap out of countries in the Middle East and not caring about our porous southern border.
Trump will reenter the White House in January 2025 with a renewed sense of purpose and as an experienced statesman. He’ll also know to pick his friends and enemies better on the next go-around. Most of us aren’t blessed with a do-over in life, but having victory snatched out from under him in such an evil fashion is going to give Trump a laser-like focus for round two. He’ll have four years to “Get ‘er done.”
His personal staff was one of the biggest obstacles that Trump faced during his four years in the White House. He won’t make that mistake again. He knows who’s on his side now and who’s not, so his next team is going to be lean, mean and built to win. It will look a lot more like Peter Navarro, Mike Pompeo and Steven Miller, and a lot less like Jared, Ivanka and Omarosa.
And what an incredible juxtaposition of practical outcomes! Trump did things he promised to do in his first term, and the things he promised were kitchen-table issues that made every American’s life better. Biden-Harris have delivered nothing but a string of broken pie-in-the-sky promises and everyone’s life is already worse.
Biden won’t forgive student loan debt like he promised for votes. You’re not getting a $2,000 check from him, which he promised. He won’t be raising the minimum wage to $15, like he promised. He’s thrown tens of thousands of people out of work and he’s bombing the crap out of Syria right now. And the price of gas has gone up 53 cents a gallon by my house since the fake inauguration took place.
Trump has already proven that his domestic and foreign policies make our lives better. Biden-Harris will spend four years wrecking the economy, and that’s when Trump will come roaring back, as the returning champion of his people. He couldn’t ask for a better come-back story. And like everyone says… the dude looks younger. Be afraid, libs. Be very afraid.