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Trump’s “Stolen Election” Focus Damages His Chances of 2024 Success

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President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Nearly two and a half years ago, in the midst of the 2020 campaign, I wrote a column for USA Today that accurately predicted Trump’s fate in the election and his determination to run again in 2024. When you read this, consider how much better off the country would be, and how much stronger Trump’s campaign prospects would be, if he hadn’t started and sustained his focus on ‘Stop the Steal’ for a White House race he’d already lost.

If impeachment-tainted Trump loses in 2020, he’ll be back

Is this president ready to step out of the limelight? Signs would point to no.

Michael Medved | Opinion columnist
Published 3:15 a.m. ET Feb. 3, 2020

At this point, it is obvious that Democrats don’t expect to win the impeachment fight. But they still ardently hope this blistering brawl will damage the president’s reelection drive and rescue America, permanently, from a demagogue they despise.

Realistically, however, Donald Trump’s energized opponents must face an inconvenient truth: Even if they prevail in a decisive electoral victory this November, that won’t mean the end of Trumpism — or of Trump himself…. Click here to read the full column at USAToday.com

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