US President Trump is not afraid of losing anymore because he has lost so many times before. He’s also too macho to admit fear. Fear is for his opponents. He will be the bull(y) in the china shop of Washington.
He went bankrupt so many times, losing has no spell on him anymore.
If Republicans keep the House and the Senate, no worry was needed.
If they lose either or both, he’ll make deals with Democrats. He’s a very poor deal-maker, though, predictable and timid. He has only two modes of operation and he’s too impatient to attempt anything else. He may first bully his opponent and if that doesn’t deliver, simply give in and brag about how fast he struck a deal.
The truth is, of course, that he doesn’t care. When words become meaningless, life lost its sense. The former reality show (a contradiction in terms as reality should be real and a show but a show) boss can’t tell the difference between yes and no, night and day, win and loss.
And of course, habitual lying helps for everything. If the Republicans lose, he had nothing to do with it; if they win, it’s because of him. He even had the audacity to say that the Enemy of the People (the press) would say the reverse. Anyway, he can’t lose because even if he would, it wasn’t a loss, it wasn’t him and let’s change the subject or go on the attack.
After a loss, he’ll continue his executive orders and if he doesn’t get enough done quickly enough, he might get bored or frustrated and resign (gasp). If he’s not forced to do so to avoid prosecution. He’ll live outside the US and stay the 45th US President. Nothing will be lost.
The above I wrote before election day.
Nancy Pelosi, congrats on becoming the new House Majority Leader (Speaker). Of course, Trump called to congratulate you, because he’ll need to work with you now. It will be a piece of cake. Mazal tov.
However, Trump’s call for Democrats and Republicans to cooperate is a first sign that he will play them against each other.
Luckily, in the Late Show recently, you told Stephen Colbert that the big difference between her and Trump is that she has a very thick skin. It’ll come in handy.
Democrats will have greater power to influence foreign policy. (Reuters horribly forgot climate change.) But Pelosi, a long-term friend of Jews and Israel (it quietly runs in the family), will prevent the corrupt Arab-Palestinian leadership regaining power.
And Democrats suddenly got subpoena power to probe Trump’s personal and professional missteps — and his long-withheld tax returns and more. It will be war – and Trump will love it. Not being frustrated by those damned Representatives (Enemy of the People number two?) but he will love the animosity. He hates wimps (unless they’re Jewish).
But I must admit that I now doubt my above prediction that a loss would not move Trump. He seemed very moody about losing the House – and not even celebratory about keeping the Senate. he immediately fired AG Jeff Sessions. With such irritability, quitting when frustrated too much is not so far-fetched a scenario.
It just occurred to me that Trump calling the media the Enemy of the People, might give away that when he reads the “We, the People,” he thinks that it talks about him. He does have a private Working Class identity.
And, I’d say: Robert Mueller, take ’em away!