I’m not sure Trump wants to wait to the 2024 election before trying to take over again.
Trump argued “our country has gone really downhill in the last eight months like nobody’s ever seen before. . . . And you go to these elections coming up in ’22 and ’24 — we’re not going to have a country left. The election was rigged and we’re not going to have a country left in three years, I’ll tell you that.”
Trump garbles and deflects enough to create plausible deniability but this statement reads like an argument that Joe Biden and the Democrats should be removed from office without having elections in 2022 and 2024.
The argument would go that the “country is being destroyed so quickly that we aren’t going to have a country left in three years.” Given Trump’s premise that the country is quickly being destroyed, the logical conclusion would be that the Biden administration needs to be overthrown as soon as possible.
In other words, Trump seems to be trying out an idea for a much larger-scale insurrection than Jan. 6 with the qualification that he’s not willing to take any risks himself.