If you haven’t heard, Trump is about to take his revenge on getting cheated out of the 2020 election. In fact, people are actually beginning to call a potential 2024 win and second presidential term Trump’s “revenge term.”
Naturally, this terminology is being used far more frequently by those on the political left. Case and point comes to us by the Guardian’s David Smith, who titled a recently published piece, “’A revenge term’: what would another four years of Trump look like?”
Smith begins by describing a “cold day in Washinton,” January 20, 2025, and Trump is being sworn into office. Notably, his speech has one “simple theme: retribution.”
Smith then goes on to say that this is literally a “nightmare” for millions of Americans as Trump is already seen as the likely winner of both the GOP nomination for 2024 and a head-to-head match-up against incumbent President Joe Biden.
Of course, he throws in a quote from defeated Hillary Clinton about how Trump would be the “end of our country as we know it” and another from liberal history professor Allan Lichtman, who says it would “be a disaster for America.”
But why would it be so disastrous? What about Trump’s second term spells out revenge?
Here’s what Smith says:
“Trump has promised to pardon January 6 insurrectionists in a second term. The Axios website has reported on his plan to dismantle the ‘deep state’ by purging potentially thousands of civil servants and pointing ideological loyalists. A recent New York Times newspaper article told how his team wants to fill the White House and government agencies with aggressive rightwing lawyers who would not challenge the expansion of presidential power.”
Sorry, what I hear is that he’s going free overly punished Americans, dismantle the deep state, and ensure that his efforts to finish the border wall, fix the economy, and drain the swamp aren’t hamstrung by a bunch of pencil pushers.
If that sounds like revenge, so be it. What I hear is the start of putting America first again.