A bumpy ride ahead but we’ll land on the runway without overshooting…just. On this very rough descent the cabin warnings will ding, breathing apparatuses will fall out of the overhead panel and a lot of people will get very nervous. But it will be OK.
Biden will win. Trump will lose. Eventually.
Trump will claim or talk about victory and the votes will later prove this to be false. Trump won’t call Biden to concede. Trump won’t concede. The legal process will take as long as anything can be challenged. Days not weeks.
Trump will make no appeal for calm and peace to his followers, instead he will issue Trumpian statements such as “you can’t blame people for feeling strongly, that’s understandable, and they are going to express themselves because they are angry”. You could take this as a symbol to protesters (if you wanted to.) You could also deny you said anything inflammatory, if pressed. Trump will delude himself and be angry that the election was stolen by phony ballot counts, illegal procedures and the lamestream media.
No meet and greet. Trump will not invite Biden to the White House even once everyone knows Trump lost. Trump won’t do it because crooked Biden “didn’t play fair” and doesn’t deserve the respect that previous Presidents had given their successors including him (from Obama). Trump isn’t man enough to shake Joe’s hand and say “well done”. Trump has no magnanimity, no generosity.
Trump won’t be at the inauguration. He’ll be in Florida and he’ll probably hold a competing event to continue to roil and divide and spoil the unity of the inauguration. Maybe he’ll play golf that day (or the day before) at one of his failing courses. Maybe he’ll be a guest on Rush’s show (i.e. Trump’s own show from March.)
Trump won’t resign or hand over to Pence – too much legal prep and feather-bedding left to do. He’ll leave DC on January 18th.
Trump will bear his grudge and continue to run an “alternative” Winter White House in Florida like an exiled Middle Eastern potentate. He’ll keep his options of running again open (or running for Governor of Florida) but he’ll be too feeble to when the time comes. Besides, he’s got a lot of legal rope jumping to do for a long time. His face will stay orange but he probably won’t have to wear an orange jumpsuit. He will have to show his tax returns, settle with the IRS and pay millions in fines and legal fees. It will cost many millions.
Luckily for the Democrats, Trump will continue to loop large over the Republican Party like a slow-growing tumor which overtakes the body.
Melania stays on board unless there’s a very clear $ advantage to leaving.
Trump supporters stay Trump supporters – no post-cult deprogramming. Nostalgia will be strong and actively cultivated for those good old boys and good old days when the economy was the best ever and Trump’s clenched fist meant everything was well with the world.
A few armed and bearded gunowners in camouflage will cause trouble but the vast majority of people will be glad this is all over.
Republican congressmen will be quickly be torn between wanting to bury the toxic waste of Trump but having to live through another 75 days of nuclear radiation because they’re simply too scared of the guy.
If Trump does go bat-s**t crazy, enough Republicans will make a deal to stop him.
Both Georgia Republican Senators lose their run-offs.