As Republican leadership abandons him and recognizes Joe Biden as President-Elect of the United States, Donald Trump continues to push the narrative of an alternate reality in which he won the election. In a tweet Friday morning, he demanded that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also support his false claims, threatening that there will be no Republican party otherwise.
Mitch McConnell has recognized Joe Biden as the next President of the UNited States (albeit weeks after his win), and reportedly told other Republican senators to do the same, out of concern for the Georgia elections. (If Georgia flips the Senate blue, McConnell is no longer Majority Leader, and the ‘election fraud’ rhetoric is pushing some Republicans to boycott the January elections.)
Now a flailing Trump is demanding that McConnell and other Republicans support him in his ongoing false claims that he won the election. In his Friday morning tweets, Trump tagged McConnell’s @senatemajldr Twitter account, and declared, “We won the Presidential Election, by a lot!” “Don’t let them take it away,” he begged.
In the same tirade, he lashed out again at Georgia’s Republican leadership for refusing to support his claims that the state’s elections weren’t secure, labeling them “so-called Republicans” and complaining about their continued refusal to alter the election outcome.
Trump’s near future holds a lot of uncertainty and conflict: he’s still facing civil suits and could face criminal charges after leaving office, and his Mar-A-Lago neighbors are already fighting to keep him from taking permanent residence at the resort.
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