Since he left office in January of this year, Donald Trump has become quite toxic. The former president was banned by most major social media websites. On Friday, Facebook decided to extend their ban on Trump for 2 years and possibly longer.
Barack Obama did not give Donald Trump much advice prior after the former was elected president. One person Obama did warn his predecessor about was Michael Flynn. There were increasingly strange rumors about the Army General.
Lindsey Graham has rarely shown any kind of backbone since Donald Trump took over the Republican party. He was fiercely opposed to Trump during the 2016 primary but is now one of his biggest enablers.
And the former president is still obsessed with the claim that he was cheated out of the 2020 election. And his message certainly resonates with those who support the GOP. According to a recent poll, 67% of Republican voters don’t believe that Biden was the winner of the most recent election.
Once it became clear that Donald Trump had lost the 2020 election, Conservative media immediately went to work trying to make him feel better. And a big part of that effort was calling the integrity of the election into question.
Although former President Donald Trump has regularly and insistently claimed that the 2020 general election was rife with fraud and abuse, not a single state has been able to turn up evidence of widespread fraud that could have contributed to his electoral losses.
Former President Donald Trump pushed Georgia‘s lead elections investigator to find the “right answer” as he continued to promote conspiracies about the use of absentee ballots in the state, which Joe Biden, then the president-elect, ultimately won.
The congresspeople and senators who are helping Donald Trump fight the election results know the president lost. They also know that there is no pathway forward. For the majority of them, this is being done with an eye towards their political futures.
President Donald Trump declared the Republican Party is “weak and ineffective” for not backing his attempts to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election, which was decisively won by President-elect Joe Biden.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger appeared on “Good Morning America” to discuss a phone call he had with President Donald Trump during which the president encouraged Raffensperger to help him swing the election in his favor.
President Donald Trump falsely asserted that the results of the 2020 election are fraudulent after a recording of a call he had in which he urged Georgia’s Secretary of State to help swing the election in his favor.
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced he would object to the Electoral College certification process and challenge President-elect Joe Biden‘s election win when Congress convenes for its joint session on January 6.
President Donald Trump called for Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia, to resign from office while continuing to assert that he won the swing state even though it has long certified its results for President-elect Joe Biden.
Geraldo Rivera, who often appears on Fox News, is a long time friend of Donald Trump. And unlike many of the president’s friends, Rivera has pushed the president to accept his electoral defeat and move on to the next chapter of his life.
Politicians are often at their most popular in times of great crisis. Following 9/11, New York’s previously unpopular leader Rudy Giuliani became “America’s Mayor.” Similarly, following the terrorist attacks, George W. Bush had an approval rating of 92%.
The Republican Party’s attempt to have courts reject absentee ballots in the state of Georgia failed after the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a lawsuit to change “how election officials check absentee ballot signatures,” according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
President Donald Trump lashed out at Republican leadership, saying that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his fellow senators need to get “tougher” or risk losing relevance: “You won’t have a Republican Party anymore,” the president wrote.
Earlier this morning, President Donald Trump claimed that “Just released data shows many thousands of noncitizens voted in Nevada,” though he did not provide any evidence to support his claim.
President Donald Trump accused Fox News of playing a role in the difference between the results of the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, again pointing to his popular vote increase as proof of a disparity.
Over the last year, Donald Trump has been moving away from Fox News. Sure, he has maintained relationships with people like Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Maria Bartiromo, but overall, he is unhappy with his former favorite network.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) congratulated President-elect Joe Biden after the electoral college certified the results of the 2020 presidential election, marking the first time that he has acknowledged his victory.