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The Final Gasp of Donald Trump's Presidency - NYMag
"A lot of what Trump says is the opposite of what he means. That's true of all of us, to some extent," the president's friend said. But when Trump said he didn't mind losing to Biden, even though he famously hates losers of any ilk, his friend believed him. "He doesn't believe losing is shameful -- quitting is bad. Losing isn't," this person said. "He's afraid. He's the most insecure, afraid person ever. He's too afraid to be president. He's afraid to exercise power. He's afraid to do the job. It's why he's overbearing and crazy -- he sabotages himself constantly because he hates himself and wants out. He's always trying to hurt himself. That guy commits more self-harm than anyone I've ever encountered."


Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 06:09:17 PM EST
Yea - he was in way over his head, and he knew it, at some level, and the rest was just bluff and bluster. But no less harmful for all that, because many of his true believers took his b/s as gospel. And that is the unfortunately legacy he has left us.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 06:17:18 PM EST
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Mitch McConnell insists there will 'of course' be a peaceful transfer of power, breaking with Trump who would not commit to one - Business Insider
The Senate Republican leader and other GOP figures have previously brushed off Trump's remarks about not conceding to a Biden administration.

  •  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell assured there will be a peaceful transfer of power between the Trump and Biden administrations.
  •  McConnell's assurance comes weeks after President Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, sounding alarms.
by Bernard on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 07:04:11 PM EST
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I wonder will Mitch still feel the same way if he loses his job as Senate Majority leader if Dems win two Georgia senate elections?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 09:57:47 PM EST
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Yes. McConnell's been around a 35 years. His fortunes do don't turn with Trump--whose candidacy he immediately distrusted in 2016, because Mitch is party first. He's its commander and will only be leaving the senate on a gurney, alas.

Expect scheming to continue, whether or not he's minority leader.

by Cat on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 07:09:56 AM EST
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