Despite what he claims or says, the simple fact is that Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential race, and he lost it resoundingly, coming in a distant second to Joe Biden. Biden garnered 306 electoral votes while Trump could only manage 232, meaning he’s a failed, one-term, impeached president, the only one to ever be impeached during his first term in office.
And, as the loser of the 2020 election, Trump will be forced to vacate the White House by no later than Noon on January 20 of next year. So where will he go from there?
Well, he’s changed his residence to Florida, but no matter where he decides to live, Trump is facing a legal hell that will begin the second he becomes a former president, as the New York Times notes:
“After Jan. 20, Mr. Trump, who has refused to concede and is fighting to hold onto his office, will be more vulnerable than ever to a pending grand jury investigation by the Manhattan district attorney (Cyrus Vance, Jr.) into the president’s family business and its practices, as well as his taxes. Mr. Vance’s inquiry could take on outsized importance if the incoming Biden administration, in seeking to unify the country and avoid the appearance of retaliation against Mr. Trump, shies away from new federal investigations.”
Vance may face pressure to take it easy on Trump and his family so that it doesn’t appear he’s seeking some sort of payback, but that doesn’t mean he’ll cave to such urgings, especially since he’s already invested so much time and effort into his investigation so far:
“The subpoena for Mr. Trump’s tax returns underscores an apparent greater focus on potential tax crimes.”
Tax crime prosecutions can be difficult to prove, but as Daniel R. Alonso, who served as Vance’s top deputy from 2010 to 2014, warns, things are still about to get very ugly for Trump, and he’s going to be spending lots of time and energy fighting off what’s ahead of him:
“There are subpoenas and seizures and documents all over the place, as well as constant meetings with lawyers. It would certainly not be pleasant for him.”
And it damn well shouldn’t be pleasant. As much harm as Trump has done over the past four years and the crimes he’s alleged to have committed, he deserves every nasty turn karma has in store for him.