Two more thoughts after watching the entire Tuesday night Presidential self-immolation.
1. It's really too bad Wisconsin voters can't cast a ballot on Nov. 3rd against GOP Senator and key Trump enabler Ron Johnson. Lucky voters in Maine, South Carolina, Kentucky and elsewhere get to punish a Senator who kept excusing Trump and failed to remove him after he was deservedly impeached.
2. What came through below Trump's uncontrolled self-destructiveness
A lot of it.
Fear of a more appealing Biden, who is the tip of the people's spear.
Fear of humiliation and defeat.
And fear of losing the incumbency's legal protections which he and AG Bill Barr and other administration enablers have stretched and corrupted to fit him for the last four years.
Which is why he's willing to upend absentee voting, crush the Constitution and obliterate what remains of American political normalcy by openly scheming to poison the election and/or remain in office even if Biden is certified the winner.
And which is why he just might print and play his his own 'Get Out of (Federal) Jail Free' card by resigning and handing things off to VP Pence just prior to the January 20th transition having made with Pence the same kind of deal Richard Nixon made with Gerald Ford in 1974 - resignation in exchange for a full and complete pardon for any and all federal crimes committed.
Or Trump could quit after after pardoning himself along with any needy family members and toady underlings who caged babies at the border or were privy to Trump's servitude to Putin and whose silence Trump needs down the road.
Because if he simply heads off on Air Force II to Mar-a-Lago a defeated ex-President, subpoenas and prosecutors from the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (and probably separately from New York State which are beyond the scope of a Presidential pardon) are coming for him, and he knows it.
A side bonus for Trump: he doesn't have to sit there in the January cold while Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in and be a witness to his own disgrace.