Looked at one way, this is the pathetic death rattle of a loser and crybaby who is desperate for one last gasp of adoration before he is forced into an early retirement that may be marked with legal troubles.
And it is that.
But it is also something more.
We cannot let the preposterous nature of this rally distract us from what it was, under the hood of the clown car:
It was seditious incitement against the duly elected incoming president in a manner that is without modern analogue.
It was an explicit attempt to undermine faith in our democracy and to advocate for the overthrow of an election by extralegal means.
It was an abhorrent scam that is robbing tens of thousands of Americans of hundreds of millions of dollars in order to fund the Trump family’s travel and legal bills.