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What if Trump Returns to the White House?

What if Trump Returns to the White House?

Following a recent speech, I was asked how the left might react if President Trump wins a second term.  A year ago, I might have thought it to be a silly question, but that prospect has become more real in recent months. 

Trump is way ahead in the polling for the Republican primaries and is essentially tied to President Biden for the 2024 General Election.Pondering the return of Trump to the White House is armchair speculation at this point – arguably of the worst kind.  A lot is going to happen between now and then.  But since the news shows are all rerunning yesterday’s stories … what the hell … why not play the game.

Of course, any speculation has to be founded on the assumption that both Trump and Biden will be the standard bearers for their party – and that is far from assured.  But let us speculate anyway.  If victorious, Trump is likely to have a woman as Vice President, but not Marjorie Taylor Greene.  If not a woman, the South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.It is election night 2024.  It appears that Trump will secure enough electoral votes to be the 47th President of the United States. 

If you can recall the stunning shock that spread through the Democrat left in 2016, multiply that by tens.  Across the nation, there will be the gnashing of teeth. Protests will be blooming in Democrat strongholds across the nation.  Most of the left-leaning news personalities will be looking into the cameras in stunned silence.  The will be suffering from PTSD, Political Trump Stress Derangement.

In the days that follow, there will be pleas and proposed plans to prevent an inauguration.  Electors will be lobbied to change their votes.  Democrats in Congress will call for an impeachment – especially if they win control of the House.  If there are any – and there always are – opportunities to flip the vote in specific states, Democrats will be on the scene in full force – trying to undermine the constitutional process. 

For the weeks leading up to the inauguration, the left-wing media propagandists would be flooding the airwaves with Draconian narratives about the future Trump presidency.  Movie stars would be threatening to leave the country – and some may.Since all those anti-democratic efforts will fail, Trump will be inaugurated on January 20, 2025.  Notably absent from the ceremony with be a significant number of Democrat leaders – including former President Biden. 

We will likely see thousands of Democrats take to the streets in protests across the country.  Much like they did on Inauguration Day in 2016.  Some protests may even become violent. What happens after that will depend on who holds control of the Senate and the House.  It could be the GOP.  It could be the Democrats.  It could be a divided Congress.  Too many unknowns and variables. 

For the sake of this play, let us assume that the GOP controls Congress.  We can also assume that those on the left – including a radical Democratic Party leadership – will be driven by irrational partisan rage.  More so when Trump issues a round of pardons to his political allies, including himself.  The very same folks the Democrats have spent years and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollar to crush.  One of those pardons will be for Trump, himself.

In his first 100 days, Trump will use his power to appoint his Executive Branch team – and heads will roll.  As is the traditional prerogative, Trump will name a new Cabinet.  It will be the most conservative Cabinet since President Harding.  If Trump follows tradition and appoints any Democrats, Joe Manchin is a possible candidate for Secretary of Energy.

Among the other fantasy possibilities might be Nikki Haley as Secretary of State … Congressman and former White House physician Ronny Jackson as Secretary of Health and Human Services … the recently pardoned Rudy Giuliani as Attorney General … and General Michael Flynn as Secretary of Homeland Security.  Not sure who he would name as Secretary of Education, but you can be sure it would be a strong school choice advocate.  The Secretary of Labor would NOT come from the upper ranks of union leadership.  (If readers want to fill in a few planks, go for it.)

Trump could bring back Kelly Ann Conway as his new Chief-of-Staff with one of the FOX News ladies as Press Secretary.  Jared Kushner could wind up as Ambassador to NATO or the United Nations – depending on where he would like to live – and assuming they are getting along.Among their normal duties, every Cabinet member and senior White House staff member would be directed to clean house.  Trump, himself, will fire the heads and senior staff of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the CIA. 

While Democrats will bellow, that is how the system is supposed to work.  The elected President – and his policies – are to be empowered – not the “traditions” of the embedded bureaucracy.There will be no federal investigations of Joe Biden or his son.  Papa Biden will use his pardoning power for Hunter and himself as he heads to the door.   But Dr. Anthony Fauci could find himself being investigated.

What can Trump do using the powers of the presidency?  He would first undo virtually every Biden Executive Order.  He would reopen oil production to bring down gas prices and to make the United States an oil exporting nation again.He will not get behind a national abortion ban.  He will not take the United States out of NATO.  He will push for a “land-for-peace” settlement of the Ukraine War if the war is still a stalemate.

Weeell … that is enough wild speculation for the moment.  I will be back to more serious observations in the next commentary.  The only thing I feel confident in saying is that if Trump gets back in the White House, the radical left will go batpoop crazy.  The thought of that may explain some of Trump’s current popularity.

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. frank stetson

    I was going to pass on this fantasy, was not going to respond (that’s a miracle for some here :>), but in my compulsive, obsessive, tracking of everything Horist (not), I was fascinated how the “don’t like the man, but love the policies” blind acceptance of a morally corrupt Trump now has a “ what the hell … why not play the game” peer group pressure aspect of Horist lowering himself to the gutter with others rather than stepping up on the curb to be with me :>) As LBJ said, “you got to git along to get along.”

    The answer Mr. Horist, IMO, and with all due respect is: the man is a convicted cad, a lying, adjudicated sex abuser defamation artist who cheats his students, his charity foundation, and his country sort of guy: why would you accept ANYTHING he has to offer, he lies, cheats, and steals and you don’t play his game just because others are. Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver; how much do you make off your support of Trump?

    The truth of what will happen after 2024 is EXACTLY what Trump told us before 2016:
    “grab em by the pussy” He said it, he did it, he was adjudicated guilty for it. He got her alone, he slammed her against that wall, he pinned her, he put his hand up her dress, he fingered under her panties, and then he thrust those fat little fingers up inside her, inside her vagina, and he, according to the JUDGE, digitally raped her. He did it, a judge said so as a ruling, he has no remorse, no acceptance even, and said he did it more than once. And we have 100 charges still pending to be adjudicated.

    If elected in 2024, he has sworn what will happen: “In 2016, I declared: I am your voice. Today, I add: I am your warrior. I am your justice. And for those who have been wronged and betrayed: I am your retribution,” said Trump to his cheering, chanting, crowd of supplicant Republicans.

    As I did in the past, I will take him as truthful in these words, but also realize with your vote: this is what Republicans want, this is what Horist is voting for: REVENGE.

    That’s all folks. I do not wish you the worst of luck in your Unamerican pursuits.

    • Tony L Bell

      The choice is quite clear, Nationalism or Globalism. Phroposhy tells of the coming new world order and who will control it.
      Democrats are unwittingly supporting a move to destroy American nationalism and replace it with global cabal rule. The NWO if you will, which is deceptively inviting but inherently evil.

    • Dan tyree

      Frank you act like you were there and witnessed everything. Or you wish you were. Does the visions in your head translate into whacking material?

      • Grank stetson


        No, court transcripts and trumps own words. Visions and fantasies of sexual arousal from a violent abuse — that’s your issue. . I say lock him up

        That’s what the judge said was proven in court.

        You just can’t handle the truth.

        • Dan tyree

          I didn’t say that Trump didn’t do it. I’m just saying that it’s a he/she said situation. Nobody cared about Bill Clinton harassing women and even raping them. I know. Where’s the proof? And a fair question. So who has proven that Trump did anything? He probably did, but I’ve never heard of any pictures or eye witnesses But don’t whack in public places. Its illegal.

          • frank stetson

            Dan, we are all entitled to our opinions and our beliefs. Yes, this is she said, he said, you are correct. Except that a jury found she told the truth, he lies. No matter your beliefs, read up on the court case because I find it hard to believe you won’t see the truth of what’s happening here. What the jury saw in the facts. The guy is a dickless rich privileged, schmuck who gets his rocks off controlling others and forcing them to his will, his fantasy is to grope them, digital rape if you will, probably because he had ED or thinks he can’t be arrested if he keeps it in his pants, messy as it must be. Worse case, he can pay to shut them up.

            I realize some may get off with this, I find it inhumanly gross, the actions of a sociopathic pig.

            It’s “he said, she said:”
            Except that she brought a women to the trail who testified that Carroll told her a day after that Trump assaulted her in a dressing room, pulling down her tights and penetrating her with his penis. The jury no doubt questioned what I did: how did he do that, that’s quite a gymnastic feat, more likely he was doing a lot of poking, a lot of rubbing and that’s what he likes. What a weird, disgusting, guy.

            Except that she brought another woman who said Trump slammed her against the wall, started kissing her, when she was staying over during a Don/Melania People Magazine interview at Mar A Loser. Ouch, Melania, that’s got to sting, Don stooping to a rape of the People.

            Except that she brought a second woman who said Trump tried to get her on a plane, reaching up under her dress, inside her shirt, groping, grabbing, and penetrating her digitally.

            There’s a list of over two dozen women with similar stories.

            Except for the fact that Trump, in the infamous Access Hollywood tapes said himself that it happens often.

            Except that Trump the adjudicated sex abuser, found guilty in a court of law of sex abuse of EJ Carroll had his countersuit claiming Carroll defamed him by crying “RAPE” summarily tossed out with the judge illuminating what exactly the jury meant when they said Trump WAS a SEXUAL ABUSER but not a rapist. The judge said the sexual abuse finding proved the jury believed Trump forcibly penetrated Carroll with his fingers. Digital rape. The verdict “establishes, as against Mr. Trump, the fact that Mr. Trump ‘raped’ her, albeit digitally rather than with his penis. Thus, it establishes against him the substantial truth of Ms. Carroll’s ‘rape’ allegations,” Judge Kaplan wrote.

            Except that the really incredibly stupid, pathetic, loser Trump attempt to countersue EJ Carroll claiming Carroll claimed he raped her when it was JUST sexual abuse as adjudicated in court. Apparently he is a putz with chutzpah too. That case, adjudicated by a judge, was totally dismissed with the judge noting the jury did found Trump liable for sexually abusing Carroll in the NYC department store dressing encounter in the mid-1990s that the details of that proved her having maintained that Trump raped her is “substantially true.”

            In his ruling, in writing, for all to see, the judge said the rape definition he gave the jury is “the narrow, technical meaning of that term” under New York law, defining rape as forcible penetration with penis. The judge noted that the sexual abuse finding in the Trump sex abuse and defamation case showed the worrld that Trump forcibly penetrated Carroll with his fingers. The verdict established factually that Mr. Trump ‘raped’ her, albeit digitally rather than with his penis. It’s in writing, it’s the record, it’s adjudicated by law.

            Trump also claimed “Presidential immunity” allows him to rape to which the Judge told the asshole: too late to even try that one…..

            Come on man, if you read the transcript, the news accounts, you have to conclude this is more that he said, she said. At minimum, it’s he said, they said. And it’s been going on for his entire life.


      Frank, it looks like are far more informed than the main media reporters. Now tell us, if all you are spewing is correct, why isn’t that he isn’t in the slammer yet?.

    • Michael Paul

      All we hear from you is Trump this and Trump that but no word on how his policies made him the best President in my 77 years on this earth while your boy Biden is a traitor to this country and should be executed for his treasonous behavior. His wife “Dr.” Jill is an elder abuser by allowing this demented man to even run for President. Biden’s entire family are criminals not just Hunter. Finally there is not much more to be said about the criminal, treasonous lowlife Hunter, it has all been said but you Mr. Stetson will keep talking about Trump who will be inaugerated on Jan. 20, 2025.

      • larry Horist

        Michael Paul … do you read my commentaries’ or just make up crap? Biden is not my “boy”. I have written innumerable commentaries criticizing Biden and the Democrats. I have defended Trump on occasion — especially his policies. I have been critical of his pugnacious personality because it hurts both the GOP and the conservative cause. And I am a life long conservative. Trump is not my choice in the GOP primaries. I prefer someone else. But I am 100 percent consistent in defeating Biden and the Democrat policies. It is okay to be a grumpy old man, just do not make up crap to satisfy you views. By the way, I am sure Frank Stetson will get a kick out of you putting us two in the same pea pod. LOL. We have been antagonists forever. But perhaps you do not read a lot here.

  2. JPC24

    Yeah! And I bet you’re giving a big HOORAY to the way biden is handling the Maui situation!! You’re another Ostrich with his (or are you a them?) head in the ground…

    • frank stetson

      JPC – whataboutism to the nth degree. Somehow, anything Joe has done or not done in Maui does not obscure what Trump has done, as claimed by over two dozen women over his life, and as adjudicated in a court of law over his sexual abuse and “digital” rape.

    • Dan tyree

      Frank you seem to be describing Bill Clinton. But the hearsay that you posted about is what it is. Hearsay. And yes, it could be true. But trump is being sued , not prosecuted for the case. Ok. You’ve described the sordid details. Now go jerk off and have a good day In NJ of all places

      • frank stetson

        sued, criminal — the fact remains that a JURY found him guilty, of sex abuse which the JUDGE, via Trump’s dumbfuck countersuit, noted it fit the definition of “digital” rape, rape, in his summary judgement in a court of law, yes, a civil suit.

        Civil means the jury found him guilty, guilty, guilty, based on the FACTS .

        Your “hearsay” the state PROVING, via a JURY of his peers that it is more likely than not that the accusations behind the claim are true. IOW, there is a “preponderance of EVIDENCE” that it happened. That’s not hearsay. That’s a preponderance of the evidence.

        Pointing to Bill Clinton, who got a legal blowjob from a willing participant, and was impeached for lying about it (wouldn’t you?), is a completely different ball of wax from a guy who got her alone, slammed her against the wall, pinned her, reached up under her dress, pulled down her tights, her panties, and then thrust his fat little fingers up her vagina. But thank you for letting me repeat what he did, as adjudicated in a court of law and therefore, not hearsay, and double-down in his own case where the judge adjudicated it as digital rape, because IMO, it never gets old to say out loud what he tried to do in secret.

        Now we move to criminal charges which will be defined as the state PROVING beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime of which he’s been accused. The STATE, in these cases, is both Federal and State. He has 91 different chances to roll the dice on this one and win or lose; my bet is he is toast and will lose on 1 or more charges. I am guessing more than one, but one would be enough.

        I keep hearing Peaches and Herb singing Reunited with the words Re-indicted as replacement. I would regale you, but Joe has indicated he draws a free speech line at poetry and song parodies :>) Good for Joe, but he should move the line to include a few more exorcisms of speech.

        Dan, would you really let others off the hook you refuse to use for Trump? What would you do if your daughter came to you with this tale, supported by two others who had similar fates with this guy?

        • Dan tyree

          Being that we are talking about a former president I’ll pass on what I’d do about my daughter. Wrong words in a blog can bring trouble. But I would die for my kids. As for Bill Clinton, remember who he woke up with every morning. And yes, a married man would lie. Now let’s get Hillary on hearsay and hope that they live long enough to testify

          • frank stetson

            Wow, the lengths you will go to let him off the hook, throwing every Clinton you can find in his path as protection. How about Chelsey?

            You have said the truth, finally, as to what happens if it happens to you and yours. As to who Bill woke up with, really? Who are you to judge? Hillary is a accomplished women who achieved great success especially given she was born under a dark cloud and lightning strikes her everywhere she goes. Blamed for things you would applaud in a male, she endeavors to persevere. No matter what, her time is done, time for you to let it go and move on. No longer should you forgive Trump because of Hilary and Bill.

            But Trump is still in the arena and he is a dirty pig of with no moral character at all. He is a sex abuser, a rapist, a fraudster, a crook, and soon —– a felon. There is no need for you to defend any more. It is time to call a spade a spade, move on, and just let him fade away.

            He abused her, he raped her, he is paying big time, he has run afoul of the law his entire life, and yet, solid citizens like Horist, and you, no doubt, will still accept him in place of Biden who has been convicted of NOTHING at the current time, or in the past.

  3. frank stetson

    Who is the NWO and how are they inherently evil? Is this the one propagated by Antisemitic haters? Got examples of members and great evil doing? You got anything better than conspiracy theory to back up your bold claim of unseeable evil by a small group of international players? You got to admit, if there is a NWO — is it everyone, a bunch of Jews, or just a bunch of white guys? And where are the Muslims, Christians’, and Buddhists?

    Cuz on it’s face, I would rather be global than national. I mean if you want to solve world hunger, does not it take the world? If you want to solve pollution, does it not take the world? And how about abortion: do you really want to stop at the border?

    I see ism’s more as a system with many elements starting with self then community then county, state, country, regions, world. In my world, the world is as important as the nation and I choose to be part of it all. The best ism is altruism.

    • Birdie

      Frank, in your fantasy world you actually believe that you make some difference by spewing these nonsensical grandiose intellectual statements. Your fake alturism is just that fake, if you want to solve world hunger then move to a country that needs you and actually engage with the people that are going hungry and help solve it. Dont sit there in NY prettending to be some alrurist. Some of these statements you make that refer to “conspiracy” theories are only called that because dunces like you refuse to actually see what is happening on its face and only see your small little world where you can do your moral preening. America didnt became this great country by being like the rest of the world. If it was just like the rest, people wouldn’t be clamoring to get into it. In your fantasy it will become a shithole just like the rest of the world.

      • Darren

        Thank you Birdie, you said it more eloquently than I would have.
        Very well said.

    • Rick

      What you are saying frank, is that you want to own nothing, eat bugs, and be locked down in a 15 minute city where you cannot go farther than 15 minutes from your little living pod, and be monitored in every way possible, and be happy about it. You will not be able to go out to the country and you will be forbidden to grow your own food. You obviously have no idea of the evils plans for us, or you are one of them.

    • Dan tyree

      Frank we can’t go around calling it spade a spade. We would be called racists. I thought you were woke. As for Hillary, I was referring to her fugly looks. Bill probably couldn’t get a hard on for her. And that cackling screeching voice. She would send a preacher to a whorehouse. By the way. I’m voting for another candidate in our primary election. But if trump wins the nomination I’ll vote for him.

  4. frank stetson

    What I want, right now, is to be able to buy a Trump coffee mug with a mug shot?

  5. frank stetson

    Birdie. Except my “fantasy world” is your own fantasy! Did you prove there is an NWO, got member list of the cabal, or even anything they have done? Is it the Jews again? Muslims this time? there’s gots to be Soros? Plus, you seem to indicate the world is binary: there’s us and there’s, in your own words, “like the rest……., a shithole just like the rest of the world.” And no, the world is not clamoring to come to America. Sure, we are the top destination, but so are another dozen countries who, combined, have more immigrants by far.

    But where is, who are, and what has this NWO done? Couldn’t fit that in your spew?

    The NWO is a manufactured bogyman in the closet developed for you to blame so you can feel better about the bad things that happen,. Unless you have proof that is. Generally, someone makes a buck every time someone believes.

    I agree with you; America is great, America is different, America is not like the rest of the world. No where did I say it should ever be “like the rest of the world.” Globalism is defined as: “the operation or planning of economic and foreign policy on a global basis.” There’s nothing about being the same, lowering standards. I merely think that when we do things, we should think about: self, family, community, county, state, nation, and world. Nowhere in that is the concept of someone else controlling you with mandates that you do not agree with.

    What nationalist sovereign nation is your model of success? Are there any? i certainly can list the failures.

    There’s patriotism and nationalism; very similar but the latter is the former on steroids and often becomes extreme. Funny, the word patriot comes from the 1500’s, became popular with the US, and consider that: we thought them as patriots, the English thought patriots were terrorists. Funny, huh? The US is already one of the most nationalistic countries around. Nationalism is our heritage as we created a new democratic nation torn from the British monarchy. France too. However, you oft hear that America is not a place, it’s an idea. And that idea has never been nationalism —- it’s always be democracy.

    However, there’s also the dark side: when nationalism evokes superiority above others, an exclusionary love of country against other countries, foreigners, immigrants, and sometimes people in country believed to not belong in, often racial and religious grounds. That’s where fascism and nationalism align. Try a read: ** from a dictionary group.

    But for a better read, and this one is from PEW, researchers that are pretty spot on, and IMO, little bend to the right, but Media Bias says no bias: **

    I have no doubt that the rich and mighty get together, talk together, and things happen. That’s life. But, think about it, you got 12 mega-powerful guys, probably from different countries, that you think are secretly getting together and pulling all the strings. And you notice there is not one time one of them tried to take over, got pissed and mouthed off to others, whatever. What do you really think the chance of them pulling this off would be? Really? There are regional, global groups like NATO, the G7, whatever, and they may fit your definition, but hardly a cabal.

    As far as my “fake altruism,” you pulled that out of your ass. As I noted to Horist, it’s none of your business, especially if you don’t care to share, just false accusations

    Rick, while I do love a 15-minute city, they are some of my favorites, contrary to your warped ideas: I own a lot, only eat bugs while biking w/o helmet, could care less about being monitored but good luck, and already live in the country and grow my own food. Even have been known to pick those to be slaughtered. But considered you opine that I might be in the cabal shows how paranodi your thinking has become.

    Hope that helps clarify.

    Rick n Bird: Neither can pick out the NOW or anything evil they have done. They seem to exist in your minds for some reason that pleases you. Fine. Just leave it there and please don’t share. UNLESS YOU CAN PROVE IT.
    BUSTED for lack of evidence.

  6. Joseph S. Bruder

    Ain’t gonna happen. They don’t give out parole passes just to visit the White House.

    • Larry kuhn

      Joseph I’m sorry that your mom got drunk while the special olympics was in town

  7. frank stetson

    Where can we get mugs with Trump’s mug shot on them?

  8. Rusty Shamrock

    Too bad the status quo asshat professional politicians on both sides of the aisles will never let the swamp clearing even get started because it would kick them off the taxpayer funded trough they’ve been feasting out of for decades. Term limits would sure help the public.