Turning Trump from a buffoon to a potential American version of an Adolf Hitler looms large if America’s elites conspire to put him behind bars. Talks by analysts, mainly prosecutors and lawyers in the CNN.com are all directed at amassing evidence heaping blame on Trump on what happened at Capitol Hill. They are laying the possible ground for prosecution. Many think this will deter Trump from resurrecting himself after his 2020 debacle.
A Trump behind bars would only make him a hero in the eyes of his 70 million plus supporters among the American population. America’s elites probably know this and that explains why they are very cautious in their remarks about Capitol Hill. The thing is, handling such a person like Trump is extremely hard.
As I said in my previous post, Trump wants nothing more than sustain or even enhance his political relevance because that is his ticket away from prosecution in his post-term days. Trump knew that he is already a political pariah among a segment of the American elites and he cannot do anything to change that. What Trump is now doing is to portray himself as a strong and relevant political force, able to disrupt the entire system just by his rhetorics. Trump wants to get the presidency once more, and that Capitol Hill incident is just the signal for the start of his 2025 presidential campaign.
A jailed Trump would surely enflame the political situation more. Trump would surely capitalize that by probably writing his memoir, the same thing Hitler did. History instructs us that Hitler re-assume power after his incarceration. And we know what happened in Europe when Hitler became Germany’s top honcho.
Here’s the rub: it is entirely possible that the elites would just prosecute the lieutenants of Trump, those who worked to make that insurrection happen.
Now, what is to be done to potentially and finally defang a Trump? First, limit his resources. Second, defeat his rhetoric with a better one. Third, as what Senator Saunders suggested, go to the grassroots. Organize people. Do more town halls. And improve the dispensation of social services so that the people feel their government more. If these things are not undertaken in the next three years, expect to see an America more solidly behind Trump and his genre in the next presidential elections.
Likewise, within the next three years, make Trump suffer financially by dismantling his empire.