Trump complained to White House staff that the people he called to riot were low class on television.
New York Magazine reported, “This advisor, who spoke to Trump on Wednesday during the siege, said Trump was closely following the events on television. CNN reported that he was so excited by the action that some employees around him “freaked out”. The advisor told me that, on aesthetic grounds, Trump expressed disgust at how “low” his followers looked. “He doesn’t like inferior things,” said the agent.
What upset Trump most was not that the Capitol was under attack or that there was a possible coup attempt in the nation he was taking an oath to protect. What Trump saw while watching an armed uprising was that the people who tried to overthrow the government on his behalf were of low class.
Trump wanted a better looking group of seditious coup plotters.
Donald Trump doesn’t care about the destruction of democracy, he even advocates it. The only thing that really disgusted him was that his followers didn’t look good on TV.
Even when the nation was under attack, Trump only cared about what the coup made him look like.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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