Orange is new orange. Or at least that will be the case when a certain faux tanned, hairsprayed mostly bald guy shows up to wear an orange jumpsuit over his bizarre coloration and people start to see an after image on their retina after they look at him, like what happens after you look at the sun.
Maggie Haberman thinks Donald Trump is worried about going to prison. I don’t know if I buy that. I think he’s a great deal more worried about other things, first and foremost people finding out that he really doesn’t have the kind of money he claims to have, either inherited or earned. It’s pretty much a given that he squandered Daddy Fred’s money away decades ago and as to the actual worth of the golf courses, hotels, etc., he’s not going to be a member of the Billionaire Bad Boys Club anymore, once the truth comes out. That’s his terror, far more than the House Of Many Doors. That said, it’s always worth a listen why he might be terrified of incarceration.
— S (@saabelieves) December 3, 2023
In all truth, I think that due to Trump’s age and the fact that he was once POTUS, I think he would be pardoned. I think house arrest might be the biggest thing he would have to cope with and I’m not even sure about that.
He deserves to go to prison, if anybody in this world does. But what people deserve and what they get are two very different things.
I think that when push comes to shove that Joe Biden would say that due to Trump’s age and in the interest of the country coming together and healing, that his sentence would be commuted to time served — which could be a day.
Now where that would leave the Georgia case, I don’t know. But by the same token, if there’s a Republican governor, I think it’s a foregone conclusion that a pardon will take place. If Brian Kemp is still governor when all is said and done, I would bet the farm on Trump walking.
What Trump won’t get in this life is the kind of bi-partisan funeral and weeks of speeches that other presidents and key political figures such as John McCain have gotten. And I probably won’t be alive to see Melania kick the can, unless she dies an untimely death, but I’m sure she won’t get the kind of tribute that Rosalynn Carter or Barbara Bush or anybody like that has gotten.
My bet on Melania is that after Trump shuffles off this mortal coil, she’ll take whatever money, jewelry, etc, that is left and go hide somewhere overseas. Her passing will be no more than a footnote, it certainly won’t be a state occasion. Except maybe in Transylvania.
But maybe I’m wrong and Trump would end up serving time. Even a few months would be great. Even one night incarcerated would bring him off his high horse and wouldn’t that be fine?
Let’s just worry about getting him convicted and then worry about sentencing and serving the sentence when it’s time to do that.