(Trump can’t stop farting on airplanes. Explains Barr’s expression)
Then-Attorney General William P. Barr warned President Trump in April 2020 that he would lose the general election if he continued to stoke his base at the expense of appealing to independent and moderate voters. Trump replied that his campaign aides told him he would win reelection if he got 65 million votes. That meant, he implied, he didn’t need to soften his tone or move to the middle.
Trump wound up receiving 74.2 million votes. But Joe Biden got 81.2 million.
2 thoughts on “Trump’s Fellow Traveler”
“You can do this. I don’t want to be your friend anymore if you don’t do this,” Trump told Pence after the then-vice president declined to throw the election, according to a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/14/politics/woodward-book-trump-nuclear/index.html
“Robert Kagan’s warning about the US constitutional crisis: It is 1932” (National Catholic Reporter 9/29/21) https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/robert-kagans-warning-about-us-constitutional-crisis-it-1932
Kagan’s Washington Post Op-Ed (9/23/21): https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/23/robert-kagan-constitutional-crisis/