It is not a new idea.
We’ve been talking about dismantling the American Empire and dissolving the Union for over a decade on this website. At some point, we stopped talking about it as much because so many people were going through their MAGA phase and Trump had absorbed all of their attention. Even before the 2016 election, I said that “Taking Back America” would be a spectacular failure, but that it was a phase that most people would have go through in order to become radicalized enough to support disunion.
“It is safe to say that a Trump victory will be interpreted by Middle America as the moment they succeeded in “Taking America Back.” By promising the world to his followers, Trump will have raised expectations like never before. They will soon find out that not even Donald Trump can “Make America Great Again.” The disillusionment and radicalization that will follow will be something to behold. …
Without Hillary as his opponent, I think Trump will have a hard time getting reelected. It is easy to imagine an ascendant Left that has radicalized under Trump sweeping to victory in the 2020 election with a more popular champion. In such a scenario, secession would be far more likely than it is today when the would be secessionists are disgruntled leftists.”
I spoke about this at the Arkansas League of the South conference.
Most of these people are still on the Trump Train although their faith is wavering. Trump told his followers that the 2020 election was stolen from him. He might have to run and lose again in 2024.