Trump plans to talk at a “Save America” rally Wednesday on the Ellipse.
January 4, 2021, 10:47 PM
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Over the weekend the president tweeted, “I will be there. Historic day!” replying to a tweet from one of many rally organizers.
Trump’s plan to attend Wednesday’s rally comes on the heels of audio surfacing of a Saturday phone call he had with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger by which the president demanded Raffensperger “find” the precise variety of votes he would should be declared the winner in Georgia, regardless of three separate counts confirmed that he misplaced.
“The people of Georgia are angry. The people of the country are angry, and there’s nothing wrong with saying that, you know, that you’ve recalculated,” Trump instructed Raffensperger on the decision. “All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.”
President-elect Joe Biden received the state by 11,779 votes.
Many shut advisers to the president had been “beside themselves” and unaware of the decision’s existence till the story was printed first by the Washington Post Sunday night, sources instructed ABC News.
The sources say Trump is more and more remoted, describing a person who is barely within the Electoral College certification process in Congress on Jan. 6.
Even loyalists who’ve so far publicly supported the president’s false claims that the election was stolen from him have begun to consider job alternatives in a post-Trump world — however they’ve been unable to debate with Trump whether or not they’ll nonetheless work for him outdoors of the White House, sources say.
“We are still in the denial phase,” stated one Trump ally, who described Trump’s plans between Jan. 6 and Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 as “unknown.”
Nevertheless, one of many few remaining fully-staffed workplaces within the White House is the White House Counsel’s Office, which continues to vet the rising listing of potential pardons for the president to grant in his final days in workplace. The ultimate rounds of pardons are anticipated to come back in waves throughout Trump’s final weeks,