Conservative Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson issued a dire warning on Monday about the chances former President Donald Trump will run in and win the 2024 presidential election.
In his latest column, Gerson argues that evidence is piling up that Trump poses a very real threat to democracy.
"Every new tranche of information released about Trump's behavior following the 2020 election — most recently an interim report from the Senate Judiciary Committee — reveals a serious and concerted attempt to overthrow America's legitimate incoming government," he writes.
He then discusses how Trump could win again by further polarizing the electorate and taking advantage of Democrats' increasing reliance on college-educated voters, who are still a minority in the country.
Gerson says that Democrats need to figure out a way to deal with this quickly, or else they risk Trump coming back into power in three years.
"This is a national, not just a Democratic, emergency," he writes. "Trump has strengthened his identification with the seditious forces he unleashed on Jan. 6. He has embraced ever more absurd and malicious conspiracy theories. He has shown even less stability, humanity, responsibility and restraint. And his support among Republicans has grown. Trump and his strongest supporters are in a feedback loop of radicalization."