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Mon Jan 4, 2021, 11:02 PM Jan 2021

'It's a dark place': Trump's call a window into a President consumed

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump had been trying for weeks to get Georgia's secretary of state on the phone.

Aghast at the thought he lost a state Republicans have held for decades, and desperate to reverse the result, the President insisted to his advisers he could persuade the state's top election official to validate his false claims of voter fraud -- if only he could speak with him directly.

So, for more than a month, operators at the White House tried reaching Brad Raffensperger. Eighteen attempted calls came into his Atlanta office from the White House switchboard in the weeks after the November 3 election.


Ghost town

Despite Trump's efforts to stay in power, the West Wing is becoming more like a ghost town. Several senior staffers have departed in recent days and more are expected to do so soon as officials line up their next jobs. The few senior staff who are left have sought to distance themselves from Trump's efforts out of fear of possible legal exposure.

Some senior aides, including Hope Hicks, are spending less time at the White House than previously. And Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, was headed to Saudi Arabia early this week for a ceremony marking the end of the Gulf crisis involving Qatar rather than remaining in Washington.

"No one wants to be around anymore," one official said. "It's a dark place." ...........(more)


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'It's a dark place': Trump's call a window into a President consumed (Original Post) marmar Jan 2021 OP
Ooooh ... wanna know what's dark ? dweller Jan 2021 #1
He thinks he can talk his way out of it. Charm! Salesmanship! underpants Jan 2021 #2


(24,185 posts)
1. Ooooh ... wanna know what's dark ?
Mon Jan 4, 2021, 11:07 PM
Jan 2021

Cell Block C on lockdown in the middle of the night ...



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2. He thinks he can talk his way out of it. Charm! Salesmanship!
Mon Jan 4, 2021, 11:16 PM
Jan 2021

I said this call was like the virus pressers - just let ME at it and everyone will love me.

Oh yeah the Russian hack - that’s getting no media attention.

All of this is simply bad news for Trump and Trump does do bad news. He can’t process it. Doesn’t compute. The election must be overturned. The virus has failure or at least mistakes associated with it. The Russians....he hates anything Russian being near his name. He simply can’t handle it. Not one of these let alone three.

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