The former president finds himself in a politically advantageous position, thanks to a recent development. An independent special counsel has intensified concerns about Joe Biden’s age, using pointed language to highlight the president’s alleged poor memory.
The counsel concluded that Biden willfully mishandled classified documents, but the perceived impact of his failing memory makes conviction improbable. This prompted Biden to go on the defensive during a hastily convened White House news conference, where he asserted, “My memory is fine.”
This turn of events positions the former president on a smooth trajectory toward securing the Republican nomination. Trump emerged victorious in the Nevada and US Virgin Island caucuses on Thursday night, extending his unbeaten streak and diminishing the significance of Nikki Haley’s campaign.
Furthermore, the former president seems well-positioned for a favorable outcome at the Supreme Court. Justices expressed profound skepticism regarding Colorado’s attempt to label him an insurrectionist and prevent his inclusion on election ballots.
This sequence of events forms a potent one-two-three combination that should instill confidence in Trump regarding his political future, at least temporarily. The scrutiny on Biden’s memory, coupled with triumphs in recent caucuses and a favorable outlook from the Supreme Court, creates a momentary sense of solidity for the former president.