If Trump loses, expect him to exact revenge on his way out


Published by BOSTONGLOBE.COM

Summary generated on August 10, 2020


    Expand the revoking of existing corporate regulations, however illegal that may be.

    Expand the funneling unexpended monies to favored corporate interests that may enrich his family business interests.

    Open even further the floodgates of corporate welfare, subsidies, handouts, giveaways, and bailouts.

    Increase minimal settlements with corporate crooks or drop the cases altogether in the Justice Department.

    Award billions of dollars in contracts to favored companies or cronies and pull out of contracts already awarded to people and companies he doesn't like or wants to punish.

    Push the Justice Department to issue subpoenas for bogus vindictive purposes against his critics so as to stigmatize and cause his targets to incur legal costs and even jail time.

    Continue to pardon large numbers of people, drop charges against, and commute their sentences to satisfy whatever nefarious motives he harbors.

    Intensify the use of the Justice Department and his personal lawyers to challenge in every frivolous, obstructive way the results of the election in selected states, no matter what the margin of his defeat.

    Pave the way abroad for his family's business deals.

    Ralph Nader is author of "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State" and is a four-time presidential candidate.