I think Trump did a good job in office but once it was apparent there was no legal avenue to overturn the election he should have let it go. I think he is a least partly responsible for the loss of the 2 Georgia Senate seats because of his rallies after the election. The house, senate, and presidency are now under Democrat control. Several weeks ago the Republican Party should have focused on the Georgia election. The Democrats were laser focused on it and their candidates were funded by celebrities and rich leftists outside the state and they still barely won the 2 seats. It shouldn’t have happened. A couple of Trump surrogates; attorneys Lin Wood and Sydney Powell were telling people in Georgia several weeks ago not to vote because of the corruption that occurred in the election and that their vote wouldn’t matter. I hope they are happy with the results.
I am very pragmatic. I believe the election was most likely stolen but Trump should have kept a lower profile and let his legal team handle things and then when every door was closed for the good of the country he should have conceded. The party could have focused on keeping the Senate and pushing to ensure legal and secure elections. Now the Republican party is fractured and the US faces the prospect of being a nation under the control of one party and now there is very little chance of any kind of election reform and in fact things in elections may get worse because the narrative has been that claims of voter fraud were bogus. That claim will be view like the boy calling wolf.
Those who committed violent acts should be dealt with harshly just as those involved in the riots in various cities all over the country leading up to the election should have been dealt with harshly. Riots are never acceptable regardless of what the political beliefs are and I think it is possible Antifa may have been behind the riots posing as Trump supporters. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they were but it is possible.
I partly blame Trump for the riots even if Antifa was responsible. He shouldn’t have been encouraging the demonstrations in my opinion. There was a big risk of things turning violent and they did and even if the riots were not his fault the vast majority of the media was going to blame and the majority of US citizens were going to blame him. His rallies should have focused on retaining the Senate and ensuring future legal and secure elections. He was never going to win the PR battle and has come out of this whole thing looking very bad and I am writing this as somebody who strongly supported him over Biden who has plenty of warts of his own but is protected by the vast majority of the media.