On Wednesday, as Pres. Donald Trump obsessively watched his own impeachment play out on live television, he was already plotting revenge on the “enemies” who have set into motion his demise.
Trump has previously said that he’s not worried about impeachment. At his rally in Michigan last night, he repeated “I’m having a good time. I’m not worried, I’m not worried.”
….They want to Impeach me (I’m not worried!), and yet they were all breaking the law in so many ways. How can they do that and yet impeach a very successful (Economy Plus) President of the United States, who has done nothing wrong? These people are Crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2019
However, the truth is that Trump feels humiliated and disgraced. And he wants revenge.
The Daily Beast reports that in private, Trump is “bitterly fixated” on the effect his historic impeachment will have on his “resume” and his legacy.
This month, the president has been calling around regularly to old friends and informal advisers, some of whom tell The Daily Beast that they hadn’t heard from Trump for a long time, soliciting their views and advice on impeachment.
In recent weeks, Trump has told confidants and administration officials that he wants Democratic leaders to somehow pay for what they’ve done to him, and he has revived his talk about wanting to sue liberal lawmakers such as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, after the impeachment process in the House has concluded, according to two sources who’ve heard Trump discuss this over the past three weeks.
We already know Trump is a vengeful person. He has proven that over and over again. Will he follow up with his threats? Maybe. He’s famous for frivolous lawsuits. He even told his lawyers in October that they should sue Schiff even if the case gets thrown out of court. This mofo seems to just enjoy the drama of a lawsuit, doesn’t he?
In fact, Trump’s personal lawyer, equally disgraced Rudy Giuliani, told The Daily Beast on Wednesday that there is already movement on a lawsuit against Adam Schiff. However, he didn’t elaborate on precisely what that movement is.
What we’re seeing play out here is Donald Trump’s tendency to seek vengeance, even when it results in his own destruction.