I have to wonder if Trump is aware that even if Trump pardons successfully pardons himself:
1) By issuing, and then accepting a self-pardon, Trump is essentially admitting that he committed a crime.
2) Pardons do not cover civil issues like law suits and debts. Therefore, Trump will still be on the hook for the hundreds of millions that he owes to other people. Also, it is quite possible that he will face law suits resulting from the numerous lies that he has told and the insurrection that he recently caused.
3) Pardons do not cover state crimes. And Trump is under serious investigation in New York right now for some of the crimes that he committed there.