But what would Trump have done with a 2nd term?
Not this I don't think.
#45 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON AT 2021-08-24 08:22 PM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 1
There are plenty of articles exploring that nightmare situation.
This is from the Brookings Institute ... . www.brookings.edu
"Trump's first term has had a clear narrative arc. He systematically purges his government of those who stand up to him and replaces them with loyalists who indulge his whims and worldview. If he is still president on January 21, Trump will feel utterly vindicated by a second unlikely victory"thinking that only he is truly in touch with the American people."
"As John Bolton concludes in his book, Trump in a second term will be "far less constrained by politics than he was in a first term." He will be free to be himself"to pursue policies that benefit him personally by linking decisions to his business interests; by indulging his desire for ratings and drama; and by attacking people he does not like, such as Angela Merkel, and helping people he does, such as Kim Jong Un."
"Substantively, he will double down on his instincts, leaning into ideas he had before he became president. He could pull the plug on NATO entirely by refusing to defend Germany, France, and other selected countries under the mutual-defense clause. He could make this decision unilaterally, without authorization from Congress, as it simply entails altering a presidential interpretation of the purposefully vague NATO founding treaty."
"He's already tried to withdraw troops from South Korea in his first term. But he could make it happen in his second by entering into a peace treaty with North Korea. His first comments on foreign policy in the 1980s were criticisms of Japan, but earlier in his first term he modified his long-standing hostility because of his friendship with Shinzo Abe, which the then"prime minister carefully cultivated. Now, with Abe out of the picture, Trump could revert to Japan-bashing and questioning the alliance with Japan itself. Both of these steps could weaken U.S. competitiveness with China."
There is a lot more in the article if you are really interested in scaring yourself silly.
Basically Americans and the world would have been screwed. He would have finished his purge of government and secured the power of the Republican Party as the party of Trumpism.
America and the world were lucky to have dodged that bullet.
As for Afghanistan I am certain the bullets would flying again already.