By claiming that he will be arrested on Tuesday and calling on his supporters to demonstrate, Donald Trump is once again posing as a victim; a strategy that could pay off for anyone aspiring to return to the White House.
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This is the opinion of the associate member of the Raoul-Dandurand Chair, Guillaume Lavoie, who believes it is possible that Donald Trump’s scheme could work, by making a kind of “self-fulfilling prophecy”.
“If ever, because he makes it a political affair, it becomes so delicate that we may say to ourselves that going to arrest him in front of everyone is not ideal; he wins. And if ever we arrest him in front of everyone, we prove his theory of the victim and he wins again, ”says Guillaume Lavoie.
In addition, Donald Trump still manages to galvanize his troops, believes the specialist in American politics.
“The whole MAGA planet is perfectly activated. So, if only on this issue, Donald Trump, by his deliberate gesture, finds a way to mobilize his troops as he likes to do, ”explains Mr. Lavoie.
Moreover, Trump’s strategy already grants him immense media coverage, which could force the hand of the Republican leadership, which would have no choice but to investigate and support Donald Trump.
“It’s Trump, but it shows that it unfortunately pays to attack institutions and on that account, everyone loses,” concludes Guillaume Lavoie.
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