President Joe Biden Wednesday revealed the existence of a government plan to prevent Donald Trump from ever becoming president again. He wrapped his promise of preventing a second Trump presidency in the Constitution’s cloak but it was a stunning announcement.
A reporter asked Biden during a press briefing how he reassures allied nations that Trump will not return. “Or, that his political movement, which is still very strong, will not —” he began before Biden interjected.
“Oh, yeah?” snorted the president with a laugh.
” — once again take power in the United States?” the reporter finished his question.
“We have to demonstrate he will not take power if he does run,” Biden remarked Wednesday in the White House dining room. “I’m making sure he, under legitimate efforts of our Constitution, does not become the next President again.”
It may mark the first time a sitting president has announced plans to prevent an unnanounced candidate from assuming office. Biden did not elaborate on whether he plans to prevent him from being eligible to run or, if Trump runs, keep him from being elected. Or, even more Orwellian, will Biden seek to prevent Trump from becoming inaugurated if he wins the Electoral College vote?
How far will the president go to deprive his avowed nemesis from regaining the mantle of the presidency and occupying the Oval Office?
The president did not accept follow-up questions from the reporter who asked him about Trump regaining power. A subsequent question from a different reporter asked the president if Tuesday’s election results affected his decision to run for reelection in 2024.
Biden prefaced his reply by noting it has been his intention all along to seek another term as president.
“I think everybody wants me to run, but they’re go — we’re going to have discussions about it,” Biden said. “And I don’t feel any — any hurry one way or another what — to — to make that judgment today, tomorrow, whenever, no matter what the — my predecessor does.”
The Steele Dossier, the Mueller years-long investigation and the Ukraine alleged quid-pro-quo and subsequent impeachment were all covertly arranged.
Now, the president is openly saying the full force of the government will come to bear to prevent another Donald Trump presidency.
It seems unprecedented.