Never has Trump admitted to the public that he was rejected by American voters. However, Trump’s lawyer is now changing the rhetoric on the floor of the United States Senate.
While Bruce Castor Jr., Trump’s impeachment lawyer, may be best remembered for his odd and aimless rambling during the outset of the second impeachment trial that Trump faced, there are now other things coming to the surface. The monologue from Castor this past Tuesday was one for the books, as it was clear he was attempting to get a rare point with something he said.
Castor noted that the true reason Trump was impeached for a second time was that the House Democratic opponents did not want to see him go out for another presidential campaign in 2024. The idea is that if two/thirds of the Senate decides to convict Trump and impeach him, the simple Senate majority could choose to keep Trump from ever running for office again. Castor’s belief is that the person who serves as the next President of the United States should be left up to the votes of the greater American people.
Castor noted, “The people are smart enough … to pick a new administration if they don’t like the old one. And they just did.” Soon after that, Castor went on to say, “The people get tired of an administration they don’t want. And they know how to change it. And they just did.”
The “just did” in his phrasing was a clear assertion of the current events that took place within our reality, the reality in which Trump has left office, paving the way for Joe Biden. However, Trump has attempted to create an alternative reality for Americans to live in, choosing not to accept the one laid before him.
Even though Biden clearly defeated Trump, earning seven million votes more than him and beating him in the Electoral College on a fair race, Trump continues to spout that the American people re-elected him in a “landslide” victory. According to Trump, it was theft and fraud that cheated him out of the victory he was rightfully owed. In the video he tweeted out during the insurrection on the Capitol, he said the same thing.
In his final days in office, Trump eventually admitted to the people that a new administration would be taking over. However, he never conceded that the American people had actually chosen another person to take his place, meaning far fewer voters voted in favor of him due to their dislike of the then-current administration.
The pre-trial statements from Trump’s lawyers were filled with distortions and false claims no doubt, though even a small glance at the statements Castor made this past week show that he wandered into the trap of blowing up one of his largest client’s biggest lies.
Trump, now enraged by Castor’s performance, seems to be considering a quick send-off for Castor.