Trump has always placed image before reality – in business as well as politics. He is fueled by attention. — Daniel Alpert, Opinion Columnist, Business Insider
Trump has always placed image before reality – in business as well as politics. He is fueled by attention. — Daniel Alpert, Opinion Columnist, Business Insider
Trump's post-presidency is going to be boisterous and belligerent. And that will cause headaches for Biden, the media, and the US economy.
  • Trump's will be a first-of-its-kind post-presidency in the modern era, with "the Donald" norm-busting his way out of the tradition of reticence that has been observed by American leaders who have departed the White House.
  • Trump will likely go on to lead a rump government (a T-Rump government, as it were) over his tens of millions of adulating supporters.
  • His future incarnation will not only do its best to undermine the Biden administration, but will send consumers, businesses, financial markets and foreign nations riding on an alternative-fact-powered consensus roller coaster with regard to current conditions and the future of the nation and its policies.
  • It is up to the incoming administration and the mainstream media to ignore him and focus all attention on doing what we need to do to make the lives of the Americans who support Trump "Great Again" during the coming four years.
The election will be certified by the states on December 14, 2020. In less than 10 weeks Joe Biden will become President of the United States to the sound of huzzahs from a majority of its people, the pealing of church bells, and the beating of pots and pans at noon on January 20, 2021. And Donald Trump, like every bully, will run from the White House well before the US Marshals or Secret Service is forced to physically remove him.

Yes, the finale of the single season (term) of 'The Apprentice POTUS' will attract the "high ratings" that Trump has always craved. He will also put on one doozy of a show (or "no-show" when Inauguration Day comes around). But don't be distracted, you have a far greater concern. One that will emerge, not end, on January 20. ... Trump has always placed image before reality – in business as well as politics. He is fueled by attention. He will get plenty of it from his self-created media outlet (or Fox News if he and his supporters can find a way to forgive the Murdoch empire) and social media. It is up to the rest of America, and the Trump-titled "Lamestream" media to work overtime to ignore him, deprive him of his "T-Rump" government, and, instead, focus all attention on doing what we need to do to makes the lives of the Americans who support Trump "Great Again" during the coming four years. That is the only way to move past the era of Trumpism.