He looks at himself as “the Chosen One,” the only one who knows how to fix things. In full-on Trump Mode he will not listen to anyone, never has—ever. But recently I’ve heard so many people say that they wonder if he hasn’t been tasked (or at least asked) by the Clintons to steal the wheels off of the Republican bus (apparently he used to be a friend of theirs).
If he ends up, through a third party bid, making off with the wheels of the Republican bus, at the behest of the Clintons or in a rogue attempt to become King of America or just out of spite because the party won’t let him be the nominee, that will probably wreck the Republican party for good. When Bill and Hillary are getting ready to vacate the White House in 2024, the other party, the one that isn’t Democratic, whether they still call themselves Republicans or not, will have to be completely different people than they are now. If they’re not, they will end up permanently marginalized. Will Karl Rove and the Koch brothers let that happen? Maybe they’re already covertly behind Hillary, having realized the missing wheels aren’t the only thing wrong with the Republican bus, that it can’t be fixed and might as well be abandoned. Maybe they’ll donate it to NPR during a pledge drive for a tax deduction.