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The book says Trump refused to leave the White House after the election

The book says Trump refused to leave the White House after the election

The former president said in 2020: “Why would I leave if they robbed me?” The full work will be released in October

According to excerpts from the book The Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Collapse of AmericaReleased by CNN American This Monday (August 12, 2022), the former President of the United States Donald Trump He mentioned repeatedly to his advisors in the days following him beats In the 2020 election, who will stay in the White House instead of letting Joe Biden take over the task.

According to the journalist Maggie Habermannthe author of the book to be released on October 4, was Trump’s refusal to leave the official residence because he believed the result was fraudulent. “I just won’t leave. We never leave. How can you leave after you win the election?”Trump told members of his team.

Haberman wrote that shortly after the November 3 election, Trump seemed to realize he had lost to Biden. He asked the counselors to tell him what had happened, and then said: “We did our best” And the“I thought we got it”apparently almost embarrassed by the outcome, according to the author.

But according to the excerpt, Trump’s mood changed at one point, and he suddenly told aides that he had no intention of leaving the White House in late January 2021 to take over Biden. He would have asked the former president “Why should I leave if they stole it from me?” Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Rona McDaniel.

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Trump’s promise to refuse to leave the White House was unprecedented, according to Maggie Haberman, and the statement left his team unsure of what he might do next.

Perhaps the closest scenario in American history was Mary Todd Lincoln, who stayed in the White House for about a month after her husband, the President. Abraham LincolnKilled in 1865, the author said.

Since August, Donald Trump under consideration fur FBI For a possible obstruction of justice and a possible violation of the US Espionage Act.

The Presidential Records Act states that they must be preserved Memos, letters, notes, e-mails, faxes and other written communications relating to the official functions of the President during his term of office. Authorities are investigating whether the former US president modified or hid classified file information.

On August 26, 2022, a Ministry of Justice chest Edited copy of the affidavit used to obtain a search warrant at Trump’s home in Mar Ago, in Florida. The document indicates that 184 documents have been recovered, 25 of which are registered in the name of “extremely confidential”92 “Secret” It’s 67 “Trusted”.