That’s the call from Charlie Sykes…..
I REALLY do NOT think Donald Trump is THAT smart….
I DO feel he would be that desperate to not LOSE the election….
Interesting point of view though…
Charlie Sykes: “As Capitol police battled rioters, Secret Service agents feared for their lives, and legislators fled to safety, the President of the United States sat in his dining room and refused pleas to call it off. For hours, he watched television, never once calling the Defense Department, the D.C. National Guard, or anyone else in law enforcement.”
“Instead he dialed senators urging them to delay the certification of the presidential vote. And amidst the height of the chaos and the terror, he inflamed the mob he had sent by sending out a tweet attacking his own vice president.”
“Please let all of that settle in.”
“Trump didn’t call off the mob, because it was doing precisely what he wanted; and he was using the delay caused by the attack to lobby his allies to help execute his coup. Only when it was apparent that the assault on the Capitol had failed, did he bother to call off his Insurrection. And, as we saw on his ‘blooper reel’ last night, he refused to say that the election was over, even after the violence, and after the congressional vote to certify Joe Biden’s victory.”
if he believes Trump’s fmr Dep Chief of Staff Tony Ornato and fmr Secret Service lead agent Robert Engel are still cooperating with the Jan 6 Cmte. His answer was a hard “No.”
Talking Points Memo
Never before seen footage of Trump struggling to record a speech to be released on Jan. 7. “I don’t want to say the election’s over,” he says at one point, opting instead to simply say that Congress had certified the results; Ivanka Trump in the background coaches him.
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So Trump is certainly no manager, no strategist, no tactician.
Therefore who was advising him on any blueprint or game plan for January 6?