Trump is not going to give up his leadership of the Republican Party. Unlike all past presidents after leaving office, he will still insist on being the most important person in the room. With this reality, how can anyone in the party take control, announce a run for the White House in 2024 or for that matter, get Trump to shut up? The Republican Party is now, the Trump Party.
If I am Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, how do I get rid of Trump without offending his base? I believe the answer is probably in the Southern District of New York. If no one in the party comes to the Don’s defense when he is brought up on charges, it will be those liberal Democrats in New York who take him down, not someone like Nikki Haley. All Nikki has to do is, perhaps, work behind the scenes to maybe help the SDNY a little, or go on Fox and act surprised and disappointed when asked about the unfolding developments in the case. It is my hunch, that high ranking Republicans know they have a problem and if this retired grocery clerk can figure a way out, they are discussing the same thing.
At the very least, someone or some group sits down with the Don and offer the author (??) of The Art of the Deal the following deal: Shut up, fade into the distance, become as un-newsworthy as O.J. Simpson, play golf, and if you keep your mouth shut, we’ll see what we can do about this SDNY thing (or this Deutsche Bank thing, or this other thing), and if you don’t, none of us are going to get in the way of the courts. And buy the way, it would be a shame to see Ivanka, Don Jr., and Eric in jail as well, we’re just sayin…..