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Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:48 AM

20 days of fantasy and failure: Inside Trump's quest to overturn the election

The facts were indisputable: President Trump had lost.

But Trump refused to see it that way. Sequestered in the White House and brooding out of public view after his election defeat, rageful and at times delirious in a torrent of private conversations, Trump was, in the telling of one close adviser, like “Mad King George, muttering, ‘I won. I won. I won.’ ”

However cleareyed Trump’s aides may have been about his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, many of them nonetheless indulged their boss and encouraged him to keep fighting with legal appeals. They were “happy to scratch his itch,” this adviser said. “If he thinks he won, it’s like, ‘Shh . . . we won’t tell him.’ ”

Trump campaign pollster John McLaughlin, for instance, discussed with Trump a poll he had conducted after the election that showed Trump with a positive approval rating, a plurality of the country who thought the media had been “unfair and biased against him” and a majority of voters who believed their lives were better than four years earlier, according to two people familiar with the conversation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. As expected, Trump lapped it up.


more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/20-days-of-fantasy-and-failure-inside-trumps-quest-to-overturn-the-election/ar-BB1bs02h?li=BBnb7Kz

Fascinating account of Pissolini's attempt to steal the election.

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Reply 20 days of fantasy and failure: Inside Trump's quest to overturn the election (Original post)
dware Nov 2020 OP
Happyhippychick Nov 2020 #1
nebby70 Nov 2020 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2020 #8
Blue Owl Nov 2020 #3
Freddie Nov 2020 #4
tanyev Nov 2020 #5
C_U_L8R Nov 2020 #6
Squinch Nov 2020 #7

Response to dware (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:52 AM

1. It was an excellent article. I wish they would also outline the attempts taken prior tothe election

Those were pretty remarkable and unprecedented as well.

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Response to dware (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:04 AM

2. a friend will shake his head at you when you're wrong ...

... a good friend will take you aside to stop you when you're being an idiot ...
... this man has no friends, has no one willing to save him from himself ...
... I could care less; except his folly affects us all ...
... these last few weeks ALMOST make me feel sorry for him.... almost....

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Response to nebby70 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 02:24 PM

8. Indeed

This is what you get when you only hire yes men.

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Response to dware (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:13 AM

3. Let Jabba the Hut rot and fester in his own filth

And his pathetic enablers can decay along with his Rotten Lardship

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Response to dware (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:14 AM

4. I was genuinely scared they'd pull it off

Knowing the depth of corruption of most Repugs.
We now have the names of the 26 PA state reps and senators that wanted to negate the will of the people. (Only one is from my area, the execrable Daryl Metcalfe). This MUST be used against them in the next election!

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Response to dware (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:22 AM

5. How can people continue to work for an angry baby who needs constant coddling?

Especially when that angry baby is in a position that can do great harm? I don't get it.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:26 AM

6. Money.

Plus they might just as stupid as Trump.

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Response to dware (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:49 AM

7. Great resource for all those authors busily writing books about how we almost lost our Democracy.

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