On Wednesday night, January 13, US President Donald Trump made history as the first US president to be impeached twice, and new reports suggest he spent the rest of the night “isolated and wallowing in self-pity.”
A White House advisor said, according to the Washington Post, inside the White House, “everyone’s angry at everyone,” with the President being agitated because he feels people aren’t protecting him enough.
The source said, “He is in self-pity mode.”
His actions led to here, no one else,” adding, “he instigated a crowd to charge on the Capitol building to avoid decertification, he would not find a lot of sympathetic Republicans.” The view among many close to Trump is “his actions led to here, no one else.
Trump’s supporters and Republicans openly defended him during the last impeachment campaign and put out talking points during the impeachment hearings.
But Trump was left alone at the White House on Wednesday night, as he issued a statement to Fox News condemning more abuse, followed by a five-minute video that struck a contrite tone very different from his first message following last week’s assault on the Capitol.
Also, in comparison to his first impeachment, there was no concerted attempt to send out talking points.
Reports also say that after the disturbances, many White House workers have quit or resigned, including Trump’s former longtime confidante, Hope Hicks.
Another person near to the White House said, “That’s never a good thing, he was holed up in the residence.”
“He’s by himself, not a lot of people to bounce ideas off of, whenever that occurs he goes to his worst instincts. Now that Twitter isn’t accessible God only knows what the outlet will be,” the source said.
Reports now claim that Trump will use his last time in power to grant his last powers to the world—pardons that could come as soon as Thursday and divert Americans from the current narrative.
If Trump will carry out the remarkable measure of forgiving himself and his children has yet to be seen.
The reports add that a person close to Trump believes that pardoning himself and his children, particularly in the aftermath of the riots, is a bad idea for him, but that he wants to exercise what remaining power he has.