IIRC Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon for anything he may or may not have done. I don't know if Trump wants more hate mail for doing something similar or if he even cares. If a combat veteran is a loser what would he say about the chumps that failed to overthrow the government on his behalf?He really screwed his post presidency goals of becoming a media guy etc etc with the actions of the last 2 months - all the “stolen election” nonsense, the lawyers (Giuliani and that whackadoodle lady) fighting and getting thrown out repeatedly, and now, the riots.
Unless he’s going to fund the entire “media empire” himself and then even manages to find a carrier that will distribute what will surely be utter filth and conspiracy theories, he’s dead in the water. No advertiser short of the biggest crazies out there will touch him with a 100 foot pole anymore knowing that advertising on whatever media he tries to run with will instantly alienate a massive portion of the USA market. It has the potential to be business suicide.
As for pardons, it’s my understanding that the people they’ve rounded up so far are being held on token charges while they “investigate” more. The big charges will be laid after Trump is gone and can’t Pardon them anymore. And if he parsons them on the token charges, they’ll just come round em up again on the new charges on the 21’st.
I disagree on the Don Cherry comparison although Cherry's "Those people" comment was a self inflicted shot in the foot.
Trump IMO is more akin to Charles Manson. People actually died. His (Few) followers still worshiped him in jail.
Lock up his "Organics only" follower and at meal time tell him his food exists but someone has hidden it in his cell. Find it because it's there, just like the 11780 votes.