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Stop fantasizing about a Trump comeback

By Mathew Delaney

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The threat of nuclear war. A tank of gas that costs as much as a new iPhone. Not to mention a virus that has yet to be contained by its “vaccine.”  All of this can make even bleeding-heart liberals dream of the days when they only had Donald Trump’s latest mean tweet to complain about. 

Well, keep dreaming. As bleak as things look right now, they will likely get worse. So much worse that many right-wingers are openly fantasizing over Trump’s return with the hashtag #DarkMAGA. But indulging the possibility of a Trump comeback (despite how much fun it would be) runs the risk of soiling his already transformative legacy.   

What exactly is that legacy? Part of it was laid out by The Donald on the campaign trail nearly six years ago when he delivered his epic “winning” rant. He told a crowd in Albany, New York that the economy, military and healthcare would all be on the upswing under his leadership, capping off those remarks by saying: 

“We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say ‘Please, please, it’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much’ And I’ll say ‘Not it isn’t. We have to keep winning. We have to win more.’”    

No one will come away confusing Trump with Shakespeare after watching the clip, but his central message has proven prescient. Our economy was the best it had been in years during his administration. Our military took out ISIS and other terrorist leaders without starting a war. Trump even froze some prescription drug prices. 

Charlie Sheen may have had tiger blood to help his winning ways, but Trump shared his dragon energy with the entire country, and we were better for it. 

But the former president didn’t stop there. He continued racking up W’s after he left office, including: 

  • He exposed the Deep State when the Russiagate con-troversy was found to have started by an operative for Hillary Clinton who lied about claims made linking Trump to Russia.  
  • He won the people’s confidence on foreign policy, with two recent polls showing 1) voters overwhelmingly feel Trump was better suited to handle Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and 2) a majority of voters blame Joe Biden’s policies for the Russian invasion.  
  • He predicted the ridiculous surge in gas prices when he quipped during the 2020 campaign trail that “If Biden got in, you’d be paying $7, $8, $9, then they’d say get rid of your car.” Lo and behold, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came out and suggested last week that Americans being pinched at the pump should just buy an electric car. 

So. Much. Winning. Trump’s rallies in swing states seem to hint at him returning for 2024’s race, especially when one of his walkout songs is the same one used by WWE wrestler The Undertaker (for our non-wrestling fans, he is famous for “returning from the dead”). 

But I’m here to caution against feeding into this fantasy because it could ruin the most impactful part of our “favorite president’s” legacy —- bringing us all back down to earth. 

Trump completely shattered the prison of political correctness and the noble lies it relies on. After years of journalists labeling anything they didn’t like as racist, sexist, etc., we saw Trump defy every one of their puritanical standards. 

Of course, that liberation has driven the left insane. Shaming people into compliance was their favorite weapon. For example, some are trying to shame you as treasonous for not wanting to fight World War III with Russia. Just like how other liberals try to shame you with “transphobia” for protesting a male swimmer dominating women’s sports. 

It took a completely shameless guy in Trump to come around and burst the phony moral bubble the left had us living in. Now, it’s emboldened the silent majority of this country to speak their mind in ways they previously felt they couldn’t. 

Which is why it’s equally important we don’t create a separate bubble for our fantasy of Trump’s comeback. Relitigating the 2020 election and reinstating our one true leader who will expel the world of millionaire pedophiles is a fever dream. The same independent voters pushing back on left-wing craziness now will quickly turn their attention to pushing back on Trump if he becomes a serious contender in 2024. The people spoke loudly in 2020— just as they did in Virginia in 2021 and will for the midterms this fall. Each time, they have said they want the madness to stop on both sides. 

You and I can think there was a method to Trump’s madness. That he was improving everyone’s quality of life, all the while being bombarded by contrived, dishonest narratives to smear him. We were told a second Trump term would condemn the soul of this nation, but I bet it would’ve been a death blow to the manipulative tactics used by the media, intelligence community, and tech oligarchs that have sickened us with divisiveness for almost a decade.

But that’s not the path people chose because they no longer feel Trump is the man for the moment. As much as we think we may know better than our non-voting neighbors or Biden-voting friends, we still have to respect their agency. We don’t want to become as smug, insensitive, or tyrannical as the left. 

That doesn’t mean all will be lost without Trump in the White House. Americans want the subsistence that comes with speaking the truth after ingesting the empty calories of political correctness-turned-wokism for so long.   

Trump reminded us that that path exists; to honor his legacy, we need to start following it.

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Matthew Delaney


Matthew Delaney is a local journalist based in Washington, D.C. When he’s not questioning why he joined the media, he’s doing his part to restore some of its credibility with quality work

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