President Trump, in his final days, is turning bitterly on virtually every person around him, griping about anyone who refuses to indulge conspiracy theories or hopeless bids to overturn the election, several top officials tell Axios. . . .
Trump thinks everyone around him is weak, stupid or disloyal — and increasingly seeks comfort only in people who egg him on to overturn the election results. We cannot stress enough how unnerved Trump officials are by the conversations unfolding inside the White House. . . .
Trump is lashing out . . . [I]f you're not in the "use the Department of Homeland Security or the military to impound voting machines" camp, the president considers you weak and beneath contempt. . . .
Trump is fed up with Cipollone, his counsel . . . and [may be thinking of] replacing him with a fringe loyalist.
A source who spoke to Trump said the president was complaining about Pence and brought up a Lincoln Project ad that claims that Pence is "backing away" from Trump. This ad has clearly got inside Trump's head, the source said.
Trump views Pence as not fighting hard enough for him — the same complaint he uses against virtually everybody who works for him and has been loyal to him. . . .
Trump would view Pence performing his constitutional duty — and validating the election result — as the ultimate betrayal. . . .
Trump has even been asking advisers whether they can get state legislatures to rescind their electoral votes. When he's told no, he lashes out even more. . .
As Axios reported Monday night, the president got his personal assistant to email Republican lawmakers a PowerPoint slide attacking McConnell for being "the first one off the ship," and absurdly claiming credit for the Senate majority leader's victory in his Kentucky re-election. That's quite a message to send two weeks out from crucial runoff races in Georgia, where Republicans need to stay unified.
Giuliani Is Worried Trump Is Listening To Kraken Lawyer, Whose
Advice He Calls Outside "The Bounds Of Rationality, Common Sense,
And The Law" (Advice Which Rudy Completely Agreed With
And Supported Only A Few Weeks Ago)
If your plan is too out there for Rudy Giuliani, you know you're in trouble https://t.co/9LnIv91Tmb— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) December 22, 2020
"Let me say definitely that Sidney Powell is not part of our legal team, she hasn't been for 5 weeks, she is not a special counsel for the president, she does not speak for the president, nor does she speak for the administration. She speaks for herself." -- Rudy Giuliani pic.twitter.com/VUjQk1dtVl— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 21, 2020
Giuliani suggests Sidney Powell's arguments go beyond "the bounds of rationality, common sense, and the law." pic.twitter.com/Enz3T4Ksf7— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 21, 2020
Pretty sure he was echoing her irrational claims about voting machines, Venezuela and George Soros. Sounded like they were on the same page back then— Christian Scott (@palewhaletail) December 21, 2020
For General Who Declared War On The United States To Preserve Slavery
FLASH: Rudy Giuliani Says Arizona Lawmakers Will Attempt to Certify Trump as Winner https://t.co/bjBPOEneRp— The Election Wizard (@Wizard_Predicts) December 22, 2020
(Fun Fact: Trump Lost Arizona.)
"President Biden, if he gets to be president" -- Lindsey Graham is still holding out hope that Trump might overturn the election and serve a second term pic.twitter.com/LSOhgJkNXO— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 22, 2020