Can anyone still say with a straight face that Donald Trump wasn’t trying to illegally overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election? Everything he did from Nov. 3, 2020 to Jan. 20, 2021 appeared singularly focused on shoving his epic loser stink back in the bottle—and his loserly obsession kept him from such picayune obligations as putting together a workable vaccine distribution plan and aiding the incoming administration’s transition efforts.
That’s because Donald Trump never cared about America. He only cared about doing everything in his power to hang onto the job he clearly had no interest in doing. And every day we see more alarming evidence that Trump was trying to maneuver his way back into the Oval Office by any means necessary.
As The New York Times reported on Wednesday—and the redoubtable Mark Sumner detailed here—the fake slates of electors confected by the Trumpian coup plotters represented no mere lark or flight of fancy. They were integral to an effort to gaslight America—and presumably the world—into thinking the election results were somehow indeterminate.