Trump told Latest York Magazine earlier this week that he has already made his decision about running but will reveal it at a while in the longer term. That’s all but saying he’s running, Sykes noted in his column in The Bulwark Friday.
“In case you are in any respect surprised that he’s running, you then really haven’t been being attentive these previous few a long time,” added Sykes. “After all, it’s about power and money. But mostly it’s about ego and revenge. And he knows he has to maneuver quickly.”
Trump “understands that if he doesn’t run he immediately becomes irrelevant, and an embarrassing and deplorable artifact of political history. You’d be amazed how briskly he never happened. The cash would dry up, the ring kissing would fade away, and even Lindsey Graham might stop returning his calls. (Just kidding. That will never occur),” Sykes jabs.
The previous president is certain to announce quickly, mostly because he has Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis — and the devastating hearings of the Jan. 6 committee — nipping at his heels, Sykes identified. Particularly, being a candidate would give him a much larger platform to attempt to deflect attention away from the hearings which are dampening donor interest in Trump.
The Republican establishment — whatever that’s — dreads an announcement that he’s running before the midterms, and immediately transforms all races right into a referendum on Trump, whose poll numbers remain “ghastly,” warned Sykes.
“Team Normal” believes an early announcement by Trump could be a “huge gift to Joe Biden and the Democrats,” he added.
Trump, “to place it mildly,” Sykes warned, “doesn’t give a shit.”