Democrats may be having second thoughts about allowing Donald Trump’s indictments to go to trial — or at least they should be. In a Wednesday interview with conservative podcaster Hugh Hewitt covering a wide range of topics, Trump described the indictments against him as “election interference.” “Will you testify in your own defense?” Hewitt asked. Trump replied, “Oh, yes, absolutely.” “You’ll take the stand?” Hewitt queried further. Trump: “That I would do. That I look forward to, because that’s just like Russia, Russia, Russia. … I look forward to testifying. At trial, I’ll testify.” Imagine Donald Trump on the witness stand. Say what you will about him, but he is a powerful force. The stream of consciousness, glaring superlatives and repetition, repetition, repetition may make even friendlies cringe, but they’re part of the Trump package and they work. I’ve long believed a strategic mistake the left-wing media made in 2016 was giving Trump tons of airtime to just talk. “He’s so outlandish, the guy’s crazy,” the coastal establishment thought, perhaps believing that the more Trump said, the more likely he was to shoot himself in the foot. But most of the coasters don’t know how average Americans think. Trump won the hearts and minds of middle America right under their noses. I noted that about August of that election year, after securing the Republican nomination, Trump somewhat reeled in his speaking style and began to sound more presidential. And at that point, the media squelched his exposure. Either Trump winning the nomination showed the elites their errors in giving him a platform, or his emerging presidential image scared them. And when the Democratic indictment machine recently came for the former president, Trump, a master of media jiu-jitsu, turned his Georgia mug shot into a defiant campaign symbol and fundraiser. And this guy says he’s going to testify. Get ready. Regarding the reasons for the legal blitz against him, Trump told Hewitt they’re “only to get me out. They don’t want me running.” “If I weren’t running, or if I was in fourth place instead of being in first place by 50 points or more, … this wouldn’t be happening — none of it,” Trump said. “It’s happening because I’m beating [President Joe Biden], and it’s only because I did what I did. What I did to Hillary [Clinton], it shocked them. “They said, ‘We can never let this happen again.’ They cheated like dogs. … I did much better the second time than I did the first. And they know that better than anybody. “And now we’re going to do it again, and we’re going to win. And if we don’t win, our country is finished. I really believe that. Our country is finished.” Do Democrats really want Trump taking the stand, especially since the Georgia case about the 2020 election will be televised? Did they learn nothing from 2016? See you in court, Mr. President. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.