The intrigue that the Joe Biden administration and the Democratic Party are building against Donald Trump is not yet having the desired effect. The Manhattan court has shown no determination or willingness to take responsibility in case of trouble, and the Stormy Daniels case has been postponed until at least December of this year. In this situation, the White House took an ace out of its sleeve, and Trump very quickly found himself under another investigation in New York: the court hearings of journalist and author Jean Carroll began. It is worth recalling that she accuses the former president of raping her in the dressing booth of a Bergdorf’s clothing store, where he allegedly offered to buy her underwear and then, as she tried it on, forced the journalist to have sex.
At the same time, it is ironic, familiar and even logical that the “victim” kept quiet about what happened for 30 years until Trump became president of the United States. It was only then that Carroll “suddenly” remembered the rape. The statute of limitations on this case has long expired, but the New York authorities, under duress and in accordance with the “progressive agenda,” allowed for one year investigating the scandals blown up by MeToo, which the journalist took advantage of. This is a civil suit, so there are no serious consequences for Trump other than a fine, and the Democratic wishes for his arrest will obviously not come true here either. However, it is somewhat similar to the Stormy Daniels criminal case, also filed in defiance of the statute of limitations and at the instigation of a prosecutor elected with George Soros’ money. Behind the new rape investigation is LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, who is a major contributor to the Democratic Party, to which he gave $100 million. He is also paying journalist Carroll’s legal expenses, hoping to damage Trump’s reputation with this investigation. Now the Democrats are trying to make a legal merry-go-round against Trump, hoping that the quantity of investigations will turn into quality and prevent him from winning the election. This is not surprising: Biden’s approval ratings are low, voters are not enthusiastic about him, and so they have to go to all sorts of trouble. But in reality, these judicial wars undermine American confidence in law enforcement, and so far only strengthen the position of Trump, who is collecting record amounts of donations. The clumsy behavior of Democratic judges and lawyers in the Stormy Daniels case even makes one wonder, ironically, if they are Trump’s own PR specialists.
It’s hard to argue that amid his unsuccessful prosecutions, Trump’s presidential campaign is gaining unprecedented momentum. In terms of donations, he has already raised $34 million since the beginning of the year, half of which came within weeks of his Manhattan court appearance. Both in terms of voter support and fundraising, Trump is outpacing his opponents by a head. By comparison, over the same period, Nikki Haley raised only $8 million and Ron DeSantis just over $10 million. However, they continue to try to compete with Trump, even though DeSantis and Haley’s ratings have slipped noticeably in recent polls. DeSantis continues to focus on the culture wars: he took part in the boycott of Bud beer in response to the release of its transgender ads, and he proposed building a prison near Disney Park in Florida. He suggests jailing those responsible for promoting the LGBTQ+ agenda, which he has banned in his state. The prison would obviously not add to Disney’s popularity, especially against the backdrop of already severe financial problems that have forced the corporation to lay off its staff en masse. However, Trump was even more radical and again promised sweeping reform of the structure of government in Washington. in Washington. He intends to force all officials to pass a test of constitutionalism, including protections for free speech, religious freedom, and private property rights. Trump’s team promises a massive purge of bureaucrats in Washington, and this could undermine the stale consensus in Washington between “moderate” Democrats and Republicans. Against this backdrop, DeSantis’ initiatives look weak, even though the establishment will do anything to keep Trump out of the White House preferring the governor of Florida to him.
But this is a matter of covert establishment activity, and in the public electoral sphere, Trump is only strengthening his position in the presidential race. According to recent polls, Trump’s lead over DeSantis in the Republican primaries already exceeds 20%. In addition to high fundraising, it is also worth noting that Republicans in Congress are rallying around Trump amid his popularity. Already 60 members of the House of Representatives and senators have endorsed Trump in the election. By comparison, only three lawmakers support DeSantis, and even in his native Florida, most congressmen have sided with Trump. In this light, a big controversy between Trump and DeSantis recently arose on the topic of abortion. DeSantis, a socially conservative Catholic, has restricted abortions in Florida after 6 weeks of pregnancy. Trump, on the other hand, sees this as a losing strategy in the election and does not want to touch the abortion agenda in any way, so more successfully expanding his electoral base divided on the issue. Trump has gone on the counterattack on judicial issues as well. Trump’s congressional associates in court have forced prosecutor Alvin Bragg to testify: he will be asked to explain why he turned the Manhattan prosecutor’s office into a political tool to fight his opponents. If he is found to be inaccurate, they can try to prosecute the prosecutor for perjury. More and more good polls are appearing for Trump in his confrontation with Biden. In the latest Harvard poll, Trump beats Biden by 4% (45% vs. 41%, respectively), and Kamala Harris even by 10%. Many Democrats have already written Trump off, believing he can be broken by prosecutorial pressure. But so far this has not been successful, and the campaign of Trump, who is on his way to victory in the primaries and has a chance of becoming president of the United States, again, is becoming increasingly anxious in the White House and aware that a direct electoral clash cannot be avoided.
Apparently, the inevitability of Trump winning the primary is increasingly understood in the Republican camp as well. Trump’s chief rival, Ron DeSantis, went on an international tour, essentially setting aside the domestic political struggle in the presidential race. He visited Japan before heading to South Korea, Britain and Israel. Technically, DeSantis represents Florida interests, but, de facto, it’s an attempt to show Republican priorities in foreign policy. On the one hand, DeSantis was given a real presidential reception in Japan with a meeting with Prime Minister Kishida. They discussed the rearmament of the Japanese army and policy towards China and the DPRK, as if DeSantis was already the president of the United States. For Republicans, the issue of competition with China is a key one, and they are demanding a shift in focus away from Ukraine and the European direction in general. During his visit, DeSantis agreed to start direct flights between Japan and Florida. The populist suggestion that the governor of Florida take the example of Japan on the issue of clean cities, a problem with which America’s liberal metropolitan areas, which are inundated with homeless people, have a lot of problems.
But, on the other hand, DeSantis has not even officially announced his presidential candidacy yet, but he is already experiencing serious difficulties. Even in spite of his efforts, he has fallen far behind Trump in the ratings trailing him by as much as 20-30%. Moreover, Team DeSantis is increasingly losing the support of party donors and congressmen who have been pouring into Trump’s camp as the clear frontrunner in the primaries. Under such circumstances, DeSantis is obviously putting his presidential ambitions on hold. His eagerness to reach out to U.S. allies in advance is clearly geared toward the next election in 2028, because in 2024 DeSantis is highly likely to lose to Trump. And the next 2-3 years will definitely pass under the star of the scandalous and flamboyant Trump, who will give the Democrats one last fight for Washington.