Twice-impeached and indicted former President Donald Trump will make a speech in Florida at his Mar-a-Lago club after he’s arraigned in New York on charges related to hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
If Trump had a modicum of integrity, he would declare that the office of the president of the United States is greater than any individual, and that to preserve the integrity of the office he will end his presidential campaign. He would admit that a presidential candidate indicted for charges related to hush money payments and one likely to also be indicted for the much more serious crimes of obstruction of justice and inciting a riot would be well-advised to hand the baton to better qualified candidates.
But we all know that Trump wouldn’t know integrity if it bit him in his fat ass. Trump will puff his chest and attempt to project an image of strength and defiance; he will use the indictment to grift his supporters once again. Trump’s cult members will donate millions to the billionaire con artist.
Trump’s indictment for the relatively minor crimes stemming from the hush money payments will help him in the Republican primary, but the New York indictment and the more serious indictments that will surely follow will doom him in the general election.