Has Donald Trump tacitly accepted defeat in the 2020 election? While he’s still tweeting about stolen elections and encouraging newly elected senator Tommy Tuberville to challenge the results, The Daily Beast reported overnight that Trump has begun to plan his post-presidential period. Suffice it to say that he’s not planning on spending his time focusing on building a library..
Rather, Trump could end up back where his political career really began — on reality TV:
As he begins his final weeks in office, amid a winter surge in coronavirus deaths, President Donald Trump has mentioned to confidants that he’s thinking about resurrecting The Apprentice or The Celebrity Apprentice reality TV show, two people with direct knowledge of the situation, and another person close to the president, tell The Daily Beast.
Among his inner orbit of family, political aides, and advisers, it is yet another sign that, despite the president’s public insistence that he won the 2020 election, he recognizes that he has lost and that his ongoing legal crusade to cancel Joe Biden’s victory will come up short.
In the past two weeks, the people familiar with the matter note, Trump has casually slipped into conversation lines such as, “How would you like to see The Apprentice come back?” and “Remember The Apprentice?”