He won’t be sitting behind the desk. I think she was the secret behind the throne last time around anyway. Most people seemed to think that as well, at least around me. She’s got the brains.
She may be a bitch, but she ain’t stupid.
Trump may be an asshole, but is he stupid? Not sure.
He piggybacked on the media by being inflammatory. He barely spent any of his own money. He’s a known cheapskate. Whether he’s running seriously or not, his goal is to keep as much of his own cash as possible.
Plus, going through the Trump supporter names + addresses might be a simple intelligence gathering tool to help combat domestic terrorism. just look at some of the people he got to come out of the woodwork.
During the Prohibition era, sneaky tactics were used to get liquor bootleggers out into the open.
They’ve also used similar things to get drug dealers out in the open in the 80s/90s, when the “War on Drugs” was a big deal. [can’t believe we’re still doing it as a country, but whatever]…
Might not be happening here, but it’d be a smart tactic if they were.
But… I don’t think it was planned ahead of time nor do I think this was their goal. Conspiracies are easy to believe in, but most businesses and governments are full of incompetence and grabs for power.
Still, not impossible.