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Tuesday, December 01, 2020

As the Trump White House reaches its final days, an eerie quiet has descended on the premises as attempts to challenge the election result founder in the courts ... "This election was rigged and we can't let that happen," the president said on the phone.

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...In the book Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention, people who know him said he saw former President Jimmy Carter, defeated in 1980 after one term, as a cautionary tale.

"As fast as you skyrocketed up is how fast you can plummet," he said, according to the book's sources, adding that Carter faded into obscurity after leaving the White House and became as anonymous as "a travelling salesman".

To prevent failure, Trump denies reality, say those who know him. He filed multiple bankruptcies as a businessman, yet acted as though it was part of a plan. "He would say: 'I did it intentionally,'" recalls Jack O'Donnell, who worked for him, adding: "It's nonsense."

"In his mind, he will not have lost," says O'Donnell, describing the election. "He will never concede. It will always be: 'It was taken from me.'"...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-12-01 01:27 PM | Reply

But he's not crazy.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-12-01 01:47 PM | Reply

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Trump Nears Checkmate' Stage in Last-Gasp Bid to Undo Election
www.bloomberg.com

...President Donald Trump's path to reversing the election result has nearly closed after all the key battleground states certified their vote totals and took steps to appoint electors ready to formalize Joe Biden's victory....

Trump continues to hurl unsubstantiated accusations of voter fraud on Twitter, but he is now left with only a few extremely improbable options to derail Biden's inauguration, with the next step -- the casting of votes by electors to the Electoral College -- set to happen in each state on Dec. 14....


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-12-01 01:59 PM | Reply

He did not lose
There is no date stamp on the imaginary "dumpz"

- - maverick Giuliani

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-12-01 03:47 PM | Reply

It hasn't been decided! In his mind. It will never be decided...in his mind. That's his curse. He built that. Poor fool. I almost feel sorry for him. Then I remember the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have suffered and died by disastrously incompetent presidency on his watch due to his criminal negligence. Then I think. He has a long way to go and a lot more suffering to go before he finds his redemption in this world.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-12-01 05:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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

...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.'"...


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-12-01 05:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump has been able to scam and lie his way out of every problem he's ever faced.

When he is confronted by a problem that isnt affected by his lies, like a pandemic or election count, he has no other strategies to pursue.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-12-01 05:38 PM | Reply

I make jokes about this stuff all the time, primarily to attempt to keep my sanity. But it's really not funny at all. Trump's inability or unwillingness to acknowledge the truth is tragic for our country, our democracy, our two-party system, our national mood, and our international standing. There's no way you'll convince me otherwise.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2020-12-01 06:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Re: #8 CBOB

Same here. Until I started having a deep think on the state of our country just over a year ago, and I became upset. I almost signed a contract abroad, then thought "maybe." Now here I am waiting for my passport from the Consulate. 14 days...

#9 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-12-01 06:53 PM | Reply

same with Hillary!

#10 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-12-01 08:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

same with Hillary!

The same Hillary that conceded on election night?

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-12-01 08:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Maverick just farting around again

#12 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-12-01 08:56 PM | Reply

Watch the voting systems chief in Georgia, a conservative Republican, speak with barely contained rage over MAGA nation's never-ending insanity.
twitter.com

#13 | Posted by cbob at 2020-12-01 10:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#13 - Wow.

Send that to every Republican Senator and Congressman and with three simple word: IT MUST END.

#14 | Posted by YAV at 2020-12-01 10:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#13

Jaw dropping... It's ridiculous it took until now for someone to go off like that, but he makes the point perfectly.

#15 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-12-02 01:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trumptidumped is a legend in his own mind.

#16 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-12-02 04:27 AM | Reply

Watch the voting systems chief in Georgia, a conservative Republican, speak with barely contained rage over MAGA nation's never-ending insanity.
#13 | POSTED BY CBOB

Boo, ---- hoo. These folks have been swinging off of Trump's mushroom gleefully for 4 years. They built this. Even in his rant he says to Trump he "probably" lost the election.
Lie with dogs and you get fleas.

#17 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-12-02 05:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

""As fast as you skyrocketed up is how fast you can plummet," he said, according to the book's sources, adding that Carter faded into obscurity after leaving the White House and became as anonymous as "a travelling salesman"."

Back in reality, Carter became probably our most respected ex-President and he was only defeated because Ronnie Reagan committed treason and asked the Iranians to hold our American hostages until after the election. That did destroy the Carter Presidency but it also started the Reagan Presidency on a shameful record. Ronald Reagan was a disgusting human being and deserves the disdain people who actually love America have for him today. Pure scum. No redeeming value, when you bargain with our enemies to hold our people hostage longer there is no return to being considered as a decent human being.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2020-12-02 09:26 AM | Reply

Watch the voting systems chief in Georgia, a conservative Republican, speak with barely contained rage over MAGA nation's never-ending insanity.
#13 | POSTED BY CBOB

Boo, ---- hoo. These folks have been swinging off of Trump's mushroom gleefully for 4 years. They built this. Even in his rant he says to Trump he "probably" lost the election.
Lie with dogs and you get fleas.

#17 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST AT 2020-12-02 05:01 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 2

I agree. But still, better late than never. I can't help but believe we're only going to move forward as a nation when the vast chunk of the populace that voted for Trump and/or is a registered Republican pushes back on this madness. Ultimately I want to see progress on a laundry list of issues. That's not possible if nearly half the voters consider the election a fraud and Biden an illegitimate president.

#19 | Posted by cbob at 2020-12-02 11:35 AM | Reply

Trump's mind is somewhere over the Rainbow.
It's chasing the Cheshire Cat, it's smoking
a hookah in opium den in Morocco...

He's out to lunch folks!

#20 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-12-02 09:02 PM | Reply

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