Last Updated on January 15, 2021
With the news of a second impeachment, President Trump has seen his White House apparatus reduced in size, with an exodus of aides and advisers who once begged for their positions abandoning the President in the waning days of his presidency.
As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), navigated the second impeachment of Mr. Trump – with the help of several Republicans who abandoned their party’s president, it is reported that the President feels abandoned by some he trusted most.
As the radical left made a false case against him for inciting an “insurrection” at the Capitol Building January 6, 2021, the President is reported to have been upset, generally, that virtually the entirety of his team, including press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, economic adviser Larry Kudlow, national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien, and to a lesser extent Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, failed to come to his defense, this according to a senior administration official who chose to remain nameless.
A former senior administration official still in communications with the White House said, “People are just over it. The 20th couldn’t come soon enough. Sometimes there’s a bunker mentality or us-versus-them or righteous indignation that the Democrats or the media are being unfair, but there’s none of that right now. People are just exhausted and disappointed and angry and ready for all this to be done.”
The White House staff *usually* packs everything up mere days before, and during, the inauguration.
Maybe they’re just eager to get started. Or maybe Trump is moving out earlier than expected… https://t.co/USy0z6VvOT
— Alexis Coe (@AlexisCoe) January 14, 2021
Jason Miller, a senior political adviser to the President, argued that members of the Republican Party in the US House who voted to impeach Mr. Trump would pay a high political price.
A recent polling memo from Trump campaign pollster John McLaughlin said a majority of voters in presidential battleground states are opposed to impeachment and “Big Tech censorship,” two points that indicate the publics general support for the President.
“It’s a massive miscalculation by the Democrats and the Liz Cheneys of the world who are massively disconnected from the grass roots that votes in primaries,” Miller said.
“The grass roots and the base support is strong for [the President],” Miller added. “That’s really what matters. Washington is a very fickle town, and President Trump has never staked his strength as being in the nation’s capital. It’s always been out with the real people.”
In the President’s final days in office, he is keeping his circle tight, mainly talking to immediate family, Meadows, Scavino, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, and personnel director Johnny McEntee. Hope Hicks, counselor to the president and long one of his closest confidantes, abandoned the President last week and, as some familiar with the situation describe, has been “checked out for some time.”