As another impeachment is on the schedule of the House of Representatives, Trump has nothing on his public schedule. He is also without his preferred, as well as his not-preferred, methods of communicating through social media.
While Trump feels his free speech is under assault, it’s been learned that one of his top advisers has kept him from emerging on one of the fringe platforms in place of Twitter, Facebook, and more recently, YouTube.
Jared Kushner intervened when others tried to restore his voice on extremist havens such as Gab. Kushner was joined in his efforts by deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino to block the efforts of some aides using other Twitter accounts to tweet in Trump’s name.
Trump is also lacking a comprehensive legal strategy against the impeachment efforts. Sources say that Trump is considering Alan Dershowitz, who he thinks saved him in the first impeachment. Rudy Giuliani is also eager to help cobble together a defense, which is good for Trump since Jay Sekulow, Kenneth Starr, and Pat Cipollonne are not interested. Cipollonne has considered resigning since the insurrection at the Capitol.
Aides have been trying to assemble a victory tour to tout his legacy such as Middle East diplomacy and deregulation, but so far the only other event on the schedule this week was canceled when New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he would not attend a Medal of Freedom ceremony.