President Donald Trump is reportedly contemplating not leaving the White House on January 20, insisting that he actually won the 2020 election.
According to a report published by CNN, Trump has told some advisers that he “will refuse to leave the White House” on January 20, when his term ends.
“In his moments of deepest denial,” the news network reports, “Trump has told some advisers that he will refuse to leave the White House on Inauguration Day, only to be walked down from that ledge.”
To be perfectly clear, Trump will leave the White House on Inauguration Day, if not well before. Even the scholars who expressed the deepest fears of Trump’s intentions to undermine the system did not put credence in the possibility he could defy the outcome by simply refusing to leave.
Trump, who is known for his propensity to lie to everyone, has apparently convinced himself that his struggle to overturn the election is not only legitimate but viable enough that he can potentially stay in office. It is a sign that he is engaged in more than a scheme to grift his supporters and maintain his financial and political band, but drinking his own poisoned Kool-Aid.