Former President Donald Trump reportedly told his aides successful the days aft his 2020 decision that helium would not depart the White House, defiantly insisting, “I’m conscionable not going to leave,” CNN reported Monday, citing an upcoming publication from newsman Maggie Haberman.
“We’re ne'er leaving,” Trump reportedly told different aide, according to the New York Times journalist’s book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America.” “How tin you permission erstwhile you won an election?”
Trump’s evident refusal to depart was aboriginal enactment connected show connected Jan. 6, 2021, erstwhile helium told his supporters that helium would not concede due to the fact that the predetermination had been “rigged” and “stolen” from him.
“We volition ne'er springiness up, we volition ne'er concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede erstwhile there’s theft involved,” helium told his supporters that day, portion falsely claiming that Vice President Mike Pence could halt Congress from certifying the election’s results.
His supporters aboriginal stormed the Capitol building, resulting successful aggregate deaths, wide injuries and destruction.
Haberman won a Pulitzer Prize successful 2018 for her reporting with The New York Times connected Trump’s advisers and their connections with Russia’s interference successful the 2016 statesmanlike election. Her caller book is slated for merchandise aboriginal adjacent month.
The publication reportedly besides states that Trump appeared to judge his decision to President Joe Biden instantly aft the November 3 election, according to comments helium made to his aides, documented by Haberman.
At a property league aboriginal that month, helium publically contested the election’s results but told reporters that helium would permission the White House successful January.
“Certainly I will. ... Certainly I will, and you cognize that,” helium said erstwhile asked.
Nearly 2 years aft his 2020 defeat, Trump has continued to contention the election’s results, precocious past period insisting that helium should beryllium declared the rightful winner.
To this day, determination has been nary grounds recovered of wide predetermination fraud ― thing adjacent Trump’s erstwhile Attorney General William Barr has repeatedly noted.