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Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:33 PM

Trump Aides Beg Top Officials to Stay in the Administration for the Night: Daily Beast

While the President Trump egged on a mob of his supporters who had stormed the United States Capitol on Wednesday, several of his top aides began to scramble. Their mission, according to three sources familiar with the matter: to try to convince senior White House staffers and cabinet secretaries to stay in the administration, if only just for the night.

The effort has not been completely successful. Stephanie Grisham, the chief of staff to the First Lady and the former White House communications director, quit hours after the insurrection, as CNN first reported.

Several other senior officials said they were considering quitting on the spot after news broke that an individual involved in Wednesday’s events at the Capitol had died as a result of a gunshot wound.

According to two sources familiar with the matter, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been busy making calls to the White House in an effort to try and maintain cohesiveness, at least for the next few hours. As Trump aides rushed to keep the departures to a minimum and perform some semblance of damage control, the president vented his fury that politicians and people on cable news were already starting to hold him responsible for the day’s mayhem, according to two people familiar with the situation. Predictably, Trump held the position that it wasn’t his fault, and that a strong public denunciation was not necessary at the time, the sources relayed.

Trump did, however, make time to continue privately griping throughout Wednesday afternoon about how unfair his own vice president was being to him.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-is-furiousbut-not-at-the-maga-mob-that-stormed-capitol?ref=home

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Reply Trump Aides Beg Top Officials to Stay in the Administration for the Night: Daily Beast (Original post)
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 OP
SergeStorms Jan 2021 #1
bucolic_frolic Jan 2021 #2
tinrobot Jan 2021 #3
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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 10:21 PM

1. Trump has no tether to reality.

He's crazier than a shithouse rat, in other words.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 10:55 PM

2. Wow they really are far along on this if McConnell is working the White House staff

I actually think Mitch has known for days, recall last Friday I think it was he suddenly announced he was not supporting the challenges to the election certification. So, as usual, we're not being told ....

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 10:57 PM

3. They have to stay in order to invoke the 25th?

One can hope.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 11:48 PM

4. This is all on the GOP,

Coddling this man and his psychotic delusions.

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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 02:05 AM

5. They are all going to resign...everyone of them...I would, if I wanted a future career...

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