Let's be honest, can anyone visualize President Trump accepting the results of the election if he loses? Can you see him wishing the Democratic President-Elect the best of luck and publicly stating he cannot wait to see them succeed and lead our great nation? Me either.
In 2016 when Trump thought he was going to lose, he coped by saying "[the election] is being rigged! It's all one big fix." Imagine if he loses what he would say! There is no doubt that if he doesn't win, he will say it was fixed by Democrats that are trying to take the election away from us Americans.
Speaking of Americans, what will his big-time supporters say and do if he does not get re-elected?
Our country is sharply divided, and I wouldn't even say it's between Democrats and Republicans. At this point, I believe we are divided by those who don't like Trump VS. Trump's Republicans. What will Trump's Republicans do if he does not get re-elected?
One Trump supporter at a rally in Hershey, PA said to CBS News "he's not gonna be removed. He's not gonna be removed. He's not gonna be removed. My .357 magnum is comfortable with that." Yikes! But Trump likes these comments! On March 13th of 2019, Trump stated in an interview with Breitbart News, "I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the bikers...I have the tough people, but they don't play it tough until they [the Democrats] go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad." Is this a threat? What "certain point" would Democrats dare to go to? Winning the election fair-and-square and expecting him to peacefully transfer power. The audacity!
"Given my experience with working with Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, that there will never be a peaceful transition of power."
In 2019, Michael Cohen had expressed his doubts about Trump during his testimony. At a White House event on June 10, 2019, Trump stated that the difference between him and Richard Nixon was "I [Trump] don't leave. It's a big difference. I don't leave." What's the plan for the Democratic President-Elect? I am interested to hear what candidates plan on doing if Trump refuses to leave due to "irregularities" and believing the votes were rigged.
What's the plan for his removal if it comes to this "certain point?" On January 20th there was a rally in Virginia with 22,000 people marching with their rifles in protest of gun control proposals. What will President-Elect do if this crowd, maybe even a bigger one, marches on Washington? This can be quite terrifying. The same Senate that is refusing to hear witnesses during an Impeachment Trial is not going to suddenly turn on Trump when he throws a hissy-fit and suddenly accepts the math and facts. I for one am very eager and interested to know the Democrats' plan of action.
This piece was inspired by and a re-statement of Bill Maher's closing statements on "Real Time With Bill Maher" on HBO which aired January 24, 2020.