Will Trump Play His “Hole Card” Soon?

By Donald A. Collins | 1 June 2022
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Trump’s massive number of endorsements of Republican candidates running for reelection has produced mixed results to date and noises from various sources that his backing is no longer a sure winner.

Read here the growing potential for his loss of absolute power over the GOP:

Donald Trump has long been the dominant force in Republican politics, but as he has faced a spate of setbacks in recent weeks — punctuated Tuesday night by the defeat of his favored gubernatorial candidate here in Georgia — the former president has been privately fretting about who might challenge him.

Trump has been quizzing advisers and visitors at his Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida about his budding rivals for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, including his former vice president, Mike Pence, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

Among his questions, according to several advisers, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations: Who will actually run against him? What do the polls show? Who are his potential foes meeting with?

Even as Republican Kemp won the chance to run in the Georgia Governor’s race, beating Trump’s backed entry, that is no sure bet. The Democrat’s candidate, Stacey Abrams, is popular and news of how she is doing against Kemp will perhaps disclose how divided the GOP is becoming as the midterms approach.

As the evidence of Trump’s iniquities tumble out, perhaps he will play his ego saving “hole card” that at 75 his medical situation keeps him from running in 2024! You recall in poker, a card face down in 5 card draw game for example could be a key to winning if your hole card matched with one or more other cards s turned up. Also a key to losing even if you are good, as Trump is, at bluffing. Is he a “card” already in a hole? I have been predicting his demise for months.

Trump’s potential legal woes started in earnest earlier this year and will perhaps surface before the midterms.

Read here.

If what he has done to disrupt our democracy were not so dangerous, he might now be perceived by anybody not living in a fantasy cloud of unreality as the blowhard, lying comedian he has increasingly become. You almost must laugh at his outrageous claim of voter fraud and wince with disbelief at the crooked clowns he has assembled to assist him in this endless grasping for ego enhancement.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population” and “Vote”.

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