Donald Trump is 'becoming more desperate': Legal challenges pile up

Written by Jakob A. Overgaard

Sep.11 - 2023 10:39 PM CET

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Donald Trump, the former U.S. president, is grappling with the increasing possibility of facing jail time.

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This comes in the wake of four distinct indictments against him in Manhattan, Florida, Washington, D.C., and Georgia. As the legal challenges pile up, experts suggest that Trump's chances of returning to the Oval Office diminish, which in turn closes off potential avenues for him to avoid incarceration.

Gregg Barak, an emeritus professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University, shared his insights on the matter. He believes that Trump's growing desperation is evident as the potential reality of life behind bars looms closer.

The former president's recent actions and rhetoric, which have become increasingly aggressive and vengeful, are seen as attempts to evade the legal consequences that seem to be closing in on him.

Barak further elaborated on Trump's situation, stating that the ex-president's efforts to intimidate allies who are also facing legal troubles are proving to be less effective. This could potentially increase Trump's vulnerability in the legal battles ahead.

The criminologist also noted that the media's fascination with Trump's dramatic statements is waning, making his rhetoric less impactful than before.

Moreover, Trump's reliance on his loyal fan base might not be as steadfast as it once was. The events following the 2020 presidential election, including the infamous "Stop the Steal" campaign that culminated in the January 6th insurrection attempt, indicate a potential shift in public sentiment.

Barak predicts that if Trump were to run as the GOP's nominee in the 2024 presidential elections, he could face a significant defeat, potentially losing the popular vote by a staggering 15 million votes.

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