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Zorro

(15,943 posts)
Thu Dec 31, 2020, 05:51 PM Dec 2020

Trump Fears That His Influence Is Waning

The president is plotting retribution. Not just because he’s mad about his election loss. But because he wants to keep folks in line.

As his days in office come to a close, President Donald Trump has hinted to those close to him that he’s worried his influence within Republican circles may be waning.

Fearful of party stalwarts growing comfortable crossing him, the president has pushed to keep up the pressure and plot possible revenge scenarios against potential turncoats, according to three people who spoke to him as he unwound at Mar-a-Lago and elsewhere over the holiday weekend.

“Why aren’t they just listening [to me]?” one of the sources recalled Trump asking during a diatribe against prominent GOPers who the president felt weren’t fighting for him on his current battle lines: from nullifying the 2020 election outcome, to torpedoing liability law for Big Tech, to sending out $2,000 checks for COVID-19 relief.

The comments came during Trump’s Christmas getaway in Florida this past weekend and for those who heard them they were some of the clearest indications to date that the president has reached an inflection point. Outwardly insistent that he was robbed of a re-election victory, he has privately groused that too many in his party are acknowledging the reality of his actual loss and showing signs of tiptoeing away from him.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-fears-that-his-influence-is-waning
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Trump Fears That His Influence Is Waning (Original Post) Zorro Dec 2020 OP
When the lame duck discovers he is lame. marylandblue Dec 2020 #1
Go away little donnie...you're done Thekaspervote Dec 2020 #2
"Everybody loves a winner, but when you lose spooky3 Dec 2020 #3
+1 pandr32 Dec 2020 #7
shithole and his cult which also includes the republican party . .. Iliyah Dec 2020 #4
They don't want to be associated with a LOSER! n/t RKP5637 Dec 2020 #5
Rosebud. C_U_L8R Dec 2020 #6
Losing one's election tends to do that... regnaD kciN Dec 2020 #8
Awww Rebl2 Dec 2020 #9
A Face in the Crowd pfitz59 Dec 2020 #10
trump will fade away after he leaves office Gothmog Jan 2021 #11

Iliyah

(25,111 posts)
4. shithole and his cult which also includes the republican party . ..
Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:02 PM
Dec 2020

have proven that do not want a democracy and will physically commit harm.

regnaD kciN

(26,215 posts)
8. Losing one's election tends to do that...
Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:45 PM
Dec 2020

...and Donnie is suffering from a full-blown case of electoral dysfunction.

Rebl2

(14,024 posts)
9. Awww
Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:15 PM
Dec 2020

poor little Donnie. Losing some of the idiots that backed him. Where’s my tiny violin when I need it.

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