Even if Trump Doesn’t Run, the Threat of Fascism Remains

Ted Millar
6 min readJul 26, 2022
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After eight January 6th Commission hearings, it is irrefutable Donald Trump not only knew about the planned siege on the U.S. Capitol, but was intimately involved in the machinations behind it intended to install him as dictator for life.

Now all the talk coming out of the corporate media is “will he or won’t he” run again for the 2024 nomination.

Trump already admitted recently he intends to run because “it is tough for politically motivated prosecutors to ‘get to you’.

Some GOP operatives are already working with Trump to form a “shadow government.”

Yet not all republicans are on board.

At least that’s the official story (nod, nod, wink, wink).

Despite the Biden administration’s successes, it’s no surprise the same corporate media salivating over a potential second Trump presidency is feeding into the republican narrative about Biden’s “dismal poll numbers,” inflation fears, a struggling economy, and, of course, the president’s recent COVID-19 diagnosis after “admitting” he “has cancer.”

Declaring he is running for the 2024 nomination now instead of before midterm elections will quell this narrative republicans are banking will regain them the congressional majority in November and ultimately the White House.

It will suddenly be all about him again, just as he would like it.

None other than reputed republican pollster Frank Luntz said so:

“Trump never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity. He has the chance to participate in an amazing, historic Republican resurgence, and instead he’s making everything all about him. That could cost Republicans the majorities.”

Luntz claimed GOP leaders informed Trump “in no uncertain terms that anything that takes attention away from inflation and Biden’s failures could hand the election to the Democrats. But they know there is nothing they can do to influence him, and…

Ted Millar

Ted Millar is a teacher, poet, and political writer for The Left Place blog on Substack: https://theleftplace.substack.com/. Twitter: @tedmillar