A Trumpist protest outside the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia just after the November 3 election (Dustin Chambers/Reuters)
As Donald Trump persists with his disinformation campaign to overturn the November 3 election — and as his primary messenger, attorney Rudy Giuliani, tests positive for Coronavirus — I chat with Monocle 24’s Georgina Godwin about the escalating conflict between Trumpism and Republicans within the GOP.
Listen from 2:37:
We begin with Trump’s Saturday night performance in Georgia, where the two Republican Senators facing run-off votes — and the GOP facing a loss of control of the Senate — took second place to Trump’s railing about a “RIGGED ELECTION”.
I consider why more Republican legislators are not calling on Trump to accept his Presidential defeat. That leads to the question: how will the party cope with its Trumpists in 2021 and with a likely Trump declaration of a 2024 bid to reclaim “his” White House?
I answer the question if Trump is a “totalitarian” threat, and conclude with a thought about how the rest of us can deal with Trump as he plans a rival spectacle to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
The lesson with Donald Trump is the lesson I have taken from being a parent with two children. The more that I listened to their tantrums and put them in the center of the room, the worse it became.
If I put them in the corner, I had a chance of peace and quiet — not immediately, but down the road.
Put Donald Trump in the corner.