'I'm just not going to leave' Book reveals Trump's intent to stay in White House

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Too bad this never happened, seeing him carried out of the White House would have been priceless.

Former President Donald Trump repeatedly told aides in the days following his 2020 election loss that he would remain in the White House rather than let incoming President Joe Biden take over, according to reporting provided to CNN from a forthcoming book by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.
“I’m just not going to leave,” Trump told one aide, according to Haberman.
“We’re never leaving,” Trump told another. “How can you leave when you won an election?”

Trump’s insistence that he would not be leaving the White House, which has not been previously reported, adds new detail to the chaotic post-election period in which Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat and numerous efforts to overturn the election result led to the January 6, 2021, attackon the US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters.

Haberman’s book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” is being released on October 4.

The revelations from the book come as investigators in the US House and the Justice Department probe Trump’s refusal to cede power after the 2020 election. The House select committee investigating January 6 is planning more hearings and a final report this fall, while federal investigators have recently served several former Trump aides with subpoenas.

Haberman, a CNN political analyst, has covered Trump for the New York Times since his 2016 presidential campaign. Her stories made her a frequent target of Trump’s vitriol on Twitter.

Haberman writes that in the immediate aftermath of the November 3 elections, Trump seemed to recognize he had lost to Biden. He asked advisers to tell him what had gone wrong. He comforted one adviser, saying, “We did our best.” Trump told junior press aides, “I thought we had it,” seemingly almost embarrassed by the outcome, according to Haberman.

But at some point, Trump’s mood changed, Haberman writes, and he abruptly informed aides he had no intention of departing the White House in late January 2021 for Biden to move in.

He was even overheard asking the chair of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, “Why should I leave if they stole it from me?”

Trump’s vow that he would refuse to vacate the White House had no historical precedent, Haberman writes, and his declaration left aides uncertain as to what he might do next. The closest parallel might have been Mary Todd Lincoln, who stayed in the White House for nearly a month after her husband, President Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated, the author noted.
More at the link: https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/12/politics/trump-vowed-to-stay-in-white-house-haberman-book/
 

Ishmael

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Fuck Maggie Haberman.


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Nice!

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I would bet money that someone gave Trump the idea he *would* have to leave the Whitehouse, but that he could mitigate the blow by taking a bunch of state secrets that he could sell to the Saudis for many millions.
 

Gouvernail

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Great stuff. The turley thing humbles me. I think Turley is nothing but a whore who will share any opinion that pays the highest buck. They say it with so much more amusement than I can.
You get in a pretty good one fairly regularly.
Don’t underrate yourself.
Example Saturday Night Live:
A dozen writers and talented comic minded actors put together a show that falls flat in multiple skits and hits it out of the park a few times every week.
Almost nobody is consistently funny. The spontaneity of a Robin Williams is a generational occasion.

While we are on the jealousy thing… I wish I could be a cartoonist. They simply amaze me. They seem to have extra brain cells I simply do not have or whose use I cannot access.
 

Mrleft8

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You get in a pretty good one fairly regularly.
Don’t underrate yourself.
Example Saturday Night Live:
A dozen writers and talented comic minded actors put together a show that falls flat in multiple skits and hits it out of the park a few times every week.
Almost nobody is consistently funny. The spontaneity of a Robin Williams is a generational occasion.

While we are on the jealousy thing… I wish I could be a cartoonist. They simply amaze me. They seem to have extra brain cells I simply do not have or whose use I cannot access.
Could be the massive amounts of cocaine he did on top of his bipolar disease.
Maybe not...
 




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