When President Donald Trump oversteps the limits of his power in a final attempt to reverse the election results, Trump reality leaves the White House on Jan 20 has already sunk in for many White House officials, many who still work directly under Trump every day try to keep their heads down during the president’s anti-democratic antics, quit their jobs, pack up their desks and go home ” People are just trying to land the plane, “says a White House official on condition of anonymity.” A lot of people don’t want to be here. It’s just that you can’t get off the ship if the ship isn’t Trump – it is the country ”

White House officials are struggling to complete long-term policy changes and implement portions of the latest pandemic relief package and new medical regulations, and are continuing parts of the new Defense Approval Act, which must be passed before Trump’s law expires, officials of the President-elect Joe Biden’s transition teams have been working in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the west wing to prepare for the takeover in two weeks’ time, but staff are finding it increasingly difficult to get Trump’s attention as he remains fixated on undoing his election loss and pressurize Vice President Mike Pence to exceed his power during the Senate College vote on Wednesday “He’s still doing all these things, the elections and all these things,” the official says

Trump is still signing urgent decisions like the weekend’s order to flip the homebound aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and leave it in the Middle East in response to what the Pentagon labeled an Iranian threat to Trump on Tuesday, Trump approved a ban the use of several online payment applications by Chinese companies as the Chinese government was concerned about using the apps to collect valuable economic and national security data on American citizens, but Trump’s public comments and tweets focused on dismissing the election results, not his ultimate political goals “Whenever he speaks publicly, it’s about the election,” says the official. “It’s a terrible moment right now”

The president’s unique focus during his final weeks in office stems in part from the fact that there are few left to tell him to quit. When Trump finished his term in office, he reduced his advisory board to people who weren’t Saying to him, a former White House official says “I don’t know there are a lot of people out there who are brave profiles and stand up against him That’s damn safe The people are just out there, they don’t want the fight anymore” says the former official

Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Trump’s Chief Trade Advisor Peter Navarro have over the past few weeks allowed Trump to contain the misinformation and lies that have cost Trump the election fraud, the former official says. “Much of it is really crappy advice and the president is leaving back on people telling him what he wants to hear. You can blame him and it’s all fair, but he doesn’t really have someone to tell him the truth, “says the former official.” It’s as if would Bricks fall from the building and you just have to wear your hard hat But how much damage can it cause in two and a half more weeks, that is the question ”

In the past, chiefs of staff often saw it as part of their job to keep presidents away from bad decisions, but Saturday’s call to Georgian Republican Foreign Secretary Brad Raffensperger was a clear example of Meadows failing to protect the president from himself, the former official said The call to Raffensperger, which Meadows helped to arrange, was “stupid and distasteful” and put the president in a dire position, “says the former official

Unlike its senior executives, Georgia State GOP officials have not bowed to Trump’s demands At the solicitation, the transcript of which was published by the Washington Post, Raffensperger declined to listen to Trump’s pleas and threats to stir that Raffensperger put himself in legal danger by not changing the results “Imagine the pressure you were under,” says Timothy Naftali, historian at New York University and former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum “It’s really hard to say no to a president,” he says

Naftali notes that there have been a few prominent examples in the past of White House staff refusing to implement President’s policies. In 1972 Treasury Secretary George Shultz said no to Richard Nixon’s efforts to punish IRS political investigations Using Enemies When Nixon wanted to cut federal grants to universities where the faculty opposed the Vietnam War, the Office of Management and Budget staff pushed back. In 1983, Reagan ordered an air strike against a Hezbollah training camp in Beirut after the bombing of the naval barracks Lebanon, but Reagan’s Defense Minister Caspar Weinberger didn’t

It is unclear how much permanent damage Trump’s untested impulses are doing to the GOP, but many inside and outside the party agree that this is a problem Trump’s allegations of electoral fraud could already affect the repression of Republican turnout in Georgia says Lauren Wright, a political scientist at Princeton University, “It’s very detrimental to the party in the short term It may have scraped off just enough votes, or tarnished the water, or cast enough doubt on people not to participate in Georgia, “says Wright,

The disinformation impact of Trump and his allies could be even wider if Trump’s loss does not correct course. “Republicans who propose conspiracy theories really hurt the party because they can’t even participate in political debates,” Wright says “It is difficult to have a political debate about the environment when Trump, as party leader, says climate change is a joke, and it is difficult to discuss what is right or wrong with the coronavirus response when party members have asked if this is the case real ”

At least Trump’s unique focus on election results comes at a time when he could spruce up his record of piling federal justice with Conservative judges, resetting regulations, and initiating tax cuts “at a time he ponders should build a legacy, or at least cement a legacy, he throws the rest away to stay in office, “says Naftali.” He’s gotten away with everything except the damned fact that Biden got more votes than him, and that’s what’s in his crush ”

Those who look closely know that Trump left the White House on Jan. Leaving Jan 20, He Ain’t Going Nowhere In Republican Politics Despite the fact that the GOP has now lost control of the Presidency, the House and possibly the Senate on its guard, Trump has funded his fight to reverse the election result and in A political action committee called Save built a war chest of around $ 200 million America that money can later be spent to fund political campaigns for candidates Trump wants to raise “He will hang over the Republican Party in a big way,” says the former official

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