…or even a Godzilla, according to Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!), who claim that Lord Damp Nut is adrift (sadly not on an icefloe, but we cannot have everything) not having plan, any means to execute a plan, and frankly not having a clue:
Trump was supposed to be a political Godzilla in exile. Instead, he’s adrift.
“…Ex-president Donald Trump finds himself adrift while in political exile. And Republicans, and even some allies, say he is disorganized, torn between playing the role of antagonist and party leader.
“There is no apparatus, no structure and part of that is due to a lack of political understanding on Trump’s behalf,” said a person close to the former president, noting that Trump has struggled to learn the ropes of post-presidential politicking.
“It’s like political phantom limbs. He doesn’t have the same political infrastructure he did three months ago as president,” added GOP strategist Matt Gorman, who previously served as communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
“The version of Trump that has emerged in the month and a half since he left office is far from the political godzilla many expected him to be. He was supposed to unleash hell on a party apparatus that recoiled when his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and declined to fiercely defend him during his second impeachment. Instead, Trump has maintained close ties to GOP officials who have committed to supporting incumbents, stayed almost entirely out of the spotlight, delivered fairly anodyne remarks the one time he emerged, and offered only sparse criticism of his successor, Joe Biden.”
It’s a fine read on a bleary first morning of DST. Made my first thought: Rudderless Republicans. We really need to get that trending, BTW.