Donald Trump isn’t on Twitter anymore, so he now communicates through written statements or via rallies. And anytime he speaks to his supporters, he still refers to the 2020 election as rigged, despite a complete lack of evidence.
Regardless of the former president’s thoughts, he won’t be able to try for the White House until 2024. And it is likely that he will be pushing the big lie up until then. According to his niece Mary, he can’t stop because he’s embarrassed.
The psychologist made the comments during an appearance on Mehdi Hasan’s MSNBC show. The host asked, “How much does he believe he won the election, because people have convinced him to believe these mad conspiracies? How much of it is just a grift, a means to an end?”
“He doesn’t need anybody to convince him that he won. He needed to convince himself, because he got so badly beaten. He was so humiliated that that could not stand.”See Also
“The problem is, as egregious as people like Mike Lindell are, as horrible as it is that because of Donald we have to be subjected to these people, the real problem and the real responsibility lies with the Republican Party and Republican leadership. They could have turned this off at any point from the election through January 6th and the problem is they let it go. They let him perpetuate the big lie. he got more and more people in his corner supporting him and then the insurrection happened.”
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