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Perhaps, but I think Don Jr is more likely.  People are already talking about Trump 2024, but to me, there's no saying that Biden or Trump will even be alive in 2024. Talking natural causes of course.
Chances of being alive are decent enough. Chances of wanting to, on the other hand…

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Trump about to launch a competitor to Twitter and fake news:

It will be months before the new venture publicly releases its first product, a social-media platform called Truth Social. And there are already technical issues. On Thursday, the Truth Social page was hacked to make it appear that Trump shared a photo of a defecating pig.

It’s also unclear how Trump plans to build a social-media platform on the scale of Twitter over the next few months, let alone a streaming service, which is the next phase of Trump Media’s plans, according to the press release announcing the company. That statement was light on numbers even by SPAC standards.

“We have no financials. We have no business plan. We don’t know how they got to the valuation. We have no information,” said Kristi Marvin, chief executive of research firm SPAC Insider. “That’s the fundamental problem.”

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[Trump's media] enterprise is being valued by the market at about $8.2 billion, compared with Twitter Inc.’s almost $50 billion equity valuation.

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When Trump first ran for president, he claimed to have a fortune of $10 billion. Now the retail trading frenzy may bring him somewhat closer to getting there.
Stock market is made of only hot air. Unfortunately, air makes weather.

I predict this plan will be as successful as Trump's earlier "media platform" that turned out to be simply his own microblog. With far more money involved, the new one will be a much more spectacular failure.


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I predict this plan will be as successful as Trump's earlier "media platform" that turned out to be simply his own microblog. With far more money involved, the new one will be a much more spectacular failure.
No One Is Using Truth Social, So Digital World Acquisition Is Plummeting

In other news, Trump has (all but) announced his third coming for 2024. However, only Trump's personal Newsmax is following up on it.

Even though Trump has said things like "I ran twice and we won twice and we did better the second time. We did much better the second time. We may have to do it a third time. We are going to take back the White House in 2024!" and listed things that appear like an election platform, the candidacy is not considered official. On the one hand, Trump needs to run to be safe from the lawsuits that are plaguing him. On the other, if he begins too soon, he'd have to declare his finances accordingly, something that he is not good at, which is part of what has got him into legal trouble.

Anyway, his influence is fading. He cannot sustain the momentum anymore. Republican Party says they will not do presidential debates anymore. The party now only exists because Democrats allow it. There needs to be at least some seeming opposition. In themselves, Republicans have lost all purpose.

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Republican Party says they will not do presidential debates anymore. The party now only exists because Democrats allow it. There needs to be at least some seeming opposition. In themselves, Republicans have lost all purpose.
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Americans — bossy, querulous, ubiquitous — have for the last two years been almost entirely absent. Foreign countries suddenly feel more foreign. Long before the invasion of Ukraine, the era in which we exuberantly measured our civilization’s advance by tallying new McDonald’s had come to an end.
While I usually make little of your anti-Americanism, ersi, and accept the plain fact that TDS is de rigueur among the chic the world round, you've missed something (...perhaps in translation?):
The Republicans have not opted out of presidential debates! They've simply decided not to play the part of Christians in the Colosseum! They're quite willing to debate.
Proper moderation and sensible rules for such events must, if they're going to participate, be agreed upon, first...

Of course, you probably find that unconscionable, and likely cowardly behavior.[1] [2]

I'm as interested in Truth Social as I've ever been of Twitter... (And I presume GETTRl is similar.) I'm "enrolled", but I never go there -on my own impulse.
But -yes, indeed- the name "Truth Social" is a poor choice.[3]
Donald J. Trump is a bombastic mogul-turned-entertainer-turned-politician! (It probably isn't entirely his fault, that he somehow imbibed middle-of-the-road conservative sensibilities...) I've heard your effulgent rhetoric poo-pooing his accomplishments (such effluvia!)  — especially as President! ...I'm nowhere near as impressed by it as you yourself are...
But you said
Anyway, his influence is fading. He cannot sustain the momentum anymore.
Hey, Nostra-damn-US! Don't you remember what happened in November 2016? :)
It would be foolhardy for his opponents to underestimate his prowess and his commitment to the process and its prospects.
Members of his -ostensibly own- Party cannot ignore him, be they seasoned pols or newcomers or hopeful neophytes:
At his age, Trump is -it must be admitted- still a force of Nature! Where and how he imbibed his brand of middle-of-the-road Republicanism, I don't know. (I was surprised at what I viewed as his accomplishments, dejected over some of his failures, and dismayed to see the outrageous opposition to anything Trump! TDS (in case you've forgot) stands for Trump Derangement Syndrome... It'll likely be in the next edition of the DSM. :)
And others in the political sphere will be -like it or not- adjudged Republican insofar as they accept his role. They will be defined by their relation to him and appreciated for their expressions of fealty (or of enmity) to him.

What's that old expression? Trump is living rent-free in their heads!

I, myself, demure... But you're too much (of whatever it is you are) a creature of prejudice, yours and others'.

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How do the foreigners like the absence of Americans? Other things being equal, they probably like it quite a bit. Hordes of visitors tend to disrupt settled arrangements. But if you come from a country like Antigua or Aruba, in which upwards of 80 percent of the workforce are employed in tourism, the past couple of years have been calamitous. There are even some “real” countries in which around a fifth of the people make their living off some kind of tourism — like Greece, Portugal, New Zealand and Thailand. When you speak more generally about “travel” — just moving people around — that accounts for about a tenth of the world economy. The United States and Britain are more or less normal in this regard, at around 9 percent.

How does it feel to be an American tourist in such a tourist-free world? That is a more paradoxical subject.

(same article as above)

Yes, the Republican Party stands at a crossroad: Will it remain true to its founding principles? Or will it go along — to get along?
I too wonder...
Which is why so many of your responses devolve into mere name-calling... I myself like a well-put pejorative and I do still appreciate the hoary fine art of invective!
But, sans substantive comment it's not just tiring; it's a waste of time.
And you likely think of yourself as one of the Lions! :)
If your site's name makes a political point, it promotes the perception of an enforced bias, no?
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Of course, you probably find that unconscionable, and likely cowardly behavior.
No, not cowardly. They are brazenly self-defeating - and proud of it! They keep casting their failures as if victories.

The RNC's decision follows grievances aired by former President Donald Trump and other Republicans about the timing of debates, debate formats and the selection of moderators.
In the absence of any improvement suggestions, aren't they meaningless objections? Obviously, timing, debate formats and the selection of moderators have been agreed all along. What's the problem now? That the rules are equal? The only problem is the unwillingness to debate.

As to Trump specifically, why would anyone trust the cheat, liar, and twice-impeached failure? Are scandals a good thing for the political culture in general and to the Republican party in particular?

Which is why so many of your responses devolve into mere name-calling... I myself like a well-put pejorative and I do still appreciate the hoary fine art of invective! But, sans substantive comment it's not just tiring; it's a waste of time.
Which of my response is a mere name-calling? That slavery continued at least a hundred years after civil war? That Trump is a treasonous nepotist dictator-worshipping compulsive liar? These are plain facts. Fact is quite good substance in any discussion - except with you.

If Republicans are to survive, they'd better find a non-Trumpite next time and do the debates as usual. Of course, even if they embarrass themselves as badly next time as they did last time, Democrats will continue to keep them on lifeline as the main nominal opposition, so voters have the illusion that they have options and freedom of choice among the candidates. Democrats enjoy a moronic and weak enemy rather than a smart and strong enemy.

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That slavery continued at least a hundred years after civil war? That Trump is a treasonous nepotist dictator-worshipping compulsive liar? These are plain facts.
Never the bridesmaid, always the stripper at the bachelor party the night before! :) What an interesting world you live in...
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Do you notice how you post zero substance, just name-calling? You are a perfect embodiment of projection. I quite understand that, being bone-headedly partisan, you are simply following the example of the Republican party, e.g. Republican party says "Democrats steal elections" when in reality Republicans steal elections, "Democrats are totalitarian Communists" when in reality Republicans just had the most totalitarian president ever, etc.

Similarly, you just whined that my responses devolve to name-calling without a substantive comment, but in fact it is you doing it, posting an insult with no relation to the topic. Sheer projection.

Just saying. I do not expect you to learn from this. You consistently fail to spot substance. You do not know what substance is. You only know the word and you think that saying it means you know what it is, but no, you don't. Have you clarified to yourself meanwhile what news are?

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you just whined that my responses devolve to name-calling without a substantive comment, but in fact it is you doing it, posting an insult with no relation to the topic. Sheer projection.
:) I sometime think ersi is Eliza's evil twin :(
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Re: Everything Trump…

Reply #334
I also think that a Trump will run, but it is going to be a very short run, either utterly embarrassing or utterly forgettable. He won't get half as far as Larry Elder, not even a quarter.
He kept teasing it all the time, practically announced his run very soon on his rallies, and now it is official in the worst possible way. He has not been reinstated. He has lost all the election lawsuits (and also lost the relevant legal team). He has been hit with additional lawsuits regarding his theft of presidential documents (not lost that one yet, but already lost his relevant legal team) and his finances in New York. In midterm elections, when normally the counter-president party does very well, Republicans did very lukewarmly and all important Trump endorsements failed.

And now he has announced his official candidacy. Did anyone notice? According to my prediction, there's nothing to see here.