The times following final week’s presidential election – which Donald Trump lost decisively to Joe Biden – have proven that the outgoing president is a damaged man who’s incapable of accepting actuality when issues don’t go his method.
Trump merely can’t fathom a world by which individuals – greater than 75 million, to be precise – don’t worship him the way in which that he worships himself.
However as MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace identified on Monday, it’s not simply Trump whose conduct has been shameful this previous week. The individuals round him who’ve spent the previous week coddling him as a substitute of telling him to do the appropriate factor – they’re simply as shameful.
“I’m simply dismayed on the shabbiness of the character of the individuals surrounding Donald Trump,” the MSNBC host mentioned. “The truth that there aren’t any staffers both quitting in protest or dragging him out or saying they’ll is appalling.”
“I’m simply dismayed on the shabbiness of the character of the individuals surrounding Donald Trump,” Nicolle Wallace says of all of the individuals across the outgoing president who aren’t pushing him to concede. pic.twitter.com/9cW22POF7i
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I’m simply dismayed on the shabbiness of the character of the individuals surrounding Donald Trump. It says a lot. And we’ve puzzled. We’ve posited. You’ve had numerous his authorized advisers in your present over the course of the presidency. However it says one thing so disturbing concerning the lack of patriots round Donald Trump within the White Home, as a result of he had a proper to a good election. He has a proper, I suppose, to combat a few of these issues the place there are questions. He’s gone, I feel, 0-6 or 0-7 within the courts. And now it’s time to stick by the Structure and take part in a peaceable switch of energy, and he has not given any indication that he intends to do this. And that truth there isn’t anybody round him – I all the time have a look at this as a former staffer. The truth that there aren’t any staffers both quitting in protest or dragging him out or saying they’ll is appalling.
Donald Trump broke the Republican Celebration
One other factor the previous week has demonstrated is that, exterior the partitions of the White Home, Republicans in Congress are damaged, too.
As an alternative of accepting the outcomes of an election and congratulating the president-elect as each events have performed up to now, the GOP has jumped off a cliff and embraced Trump’s harmful efforts to undermine democracy.
The previous few days have solely confirmed what so many Individuals have acknowledged for the previous 4 years: There isn’t anybody left within the White Home or the Republican Celebration – apart from a couple of senators – who hasn’t bought their soul to Trump.
Donald Trump could also be leaving workplace subsequent January, however he’ll go away behind a GOP that’s utterly damaged past restore.
Sean Colarossi at present resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Reasonably priced Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents get hold of medical insurance protection.