My Twitter feed right now is about evenly divided between people saying that Trump’s speech is a terrible thing for democracy in America and all future elections and others making fun of him.
As Daniel Dale said, it contained more lies than any Trump speech he has seen. And it was written down, presumably by Stephen Miller and other apparatchiks. Trump took no questions.
He was low-energy throughout, and his voice got husky toward the end.
The networks all cut away early on and provided some facts. A few Republicans are repudiating it.
It is true that 70 million plus or minus Americans voted for him, and some of them are rabid. But very few are turning out to “watch” the polls or generally threaten people. The low energy of the speech seems unlikely to inspire them to do any more than they’ve done. I could barely keep track of the accusations and doubt that his devotees will get any more out of it than “We got robbed.”
I’m with the people who are making fun of him. It’s a great way to discredit a would-be dictator. American values have taken a beating throughout his presidency, and we will need to mend them. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are already starting on that.
We do have to kick this guy to the curb, and it looks like many of his former allies will help with that. Maybe we can just let them do it.