Even the staunchest of liberals will freely tell you that the mainstream media has had it out for Donald Trump, with their attacks ramping up the moment that he was no longer residing in the White House.
This week was a particularly fraught one for the former President, as he was saddled with a new lawsuit from the New York Attorney General seeking $250 million in alleged tax fraud damages. This, in addition to the probes he’s facing in Georgia over the 2020 election and in DC via the January 6th select committee.
The news was enough to push some “experts” to suggest that Trump’s political career may be over…or worse.
“He’s done,” said Allan Lichtman, a history professor at American University, in Washington, who has accurately predicted every presidential election since 1984. “He’s got too many burdens, too much baggage to be able to run again even presuming he escapes jail, he escapes bankruptcy. I’m not sure he’s going to escape jail.”
The targeting of the Trump Organization had others alarmed.
Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law professor at Harvard University, noted that the civil component “involves things of particular significance to Trump and his family and his organisation, namely their ability to defraud the public, to defraud banks, to defraud insurance companies, and to continue to subsist through corruption. Without all of that corruption, the entire Trump empire is involved in something like meltdown.”
Tribe added: “Trump is probably more concerned with things of this kind than he is with having to wear an orange jumpsuit and maybe answer a criminal indictment … As a practical matter, this is probably going to cause more sleepless nights for Mr Trump than almost anything else.”
Of course, this is Teflon Don we’re talking about; an expert at escaping whatever trouble is slung his way. We’ll just have to wait and see if a tax lawsuit is enough to derail him.