Is President Trump himself the gullible one

Giving up is not an option - anger or cash? Trump's real motive for his lack of insight

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The elected US president is still not defeated. Probably not just his nature is the reason for this.

No insight: Today the electors in the United States cast their votes. But the elected President Trump has still not admitted his defeat to his challenger Biden. Instead, he speaks of electoral fraud.

No basis: It has been clear since November 7th that Biden won the election. All states have now certified the results. Trump has provided no evidence to support his claim of electoral fraud. Accordingly, he has suffered over 50 legal defeats, two of them in the Supreme Court.

Not going it alone: Trump is not alone in his stance. In a Washington Post poll of the 249 Republicans in Congress, only 27 said Biden won. In a poll by the University of Quinnipiac, 70 percent of Republican voters polled said they did not believe Biden's victory was legitimate.

No money: “I need YOUR HELP,” says a message that Trump's campaign team has been sending to supporters for weeks. As little as five dollars could support the fight for the legitimacy of the election, in which there were "enormous irregularities". The call pulls: In the month after the election, Trump and his Republican Party claimed to have raised over $ 200 million in donations. The money was received by the political organizations “Trump Victory” and “Save America”, among others.

No clarity: The appeals give the impression that all donations are used for the legal battle against the election result. But the Trump camp only spends a fraction of the donations on lawsuits or recounts. According to a listing at the FEC, which is responsible for campaign finance, it was less than $ 10 million as of November 23. On Trump's campaign page, the donor reads in the small print that 25 percent of the money goes to the Republican Party and 75 percent to the organization “Save America”. Only donations over $ 5,000 will be safely used towards contesting costs.

No X for a U: Trump cheated on his small donors, criticizes Brendan Fischer from the Campaign Legal Center of the legal news platform “Law and Crime”. "And both Trump and the Republican Party have benefited from this fundraising." So it is clearly in the interests of Trump and his party to continue with it.

"Save America" ​​is a special form of political organization for collecting donations, a so-called "Leadership PAC". Trump could not use the money raised to support his own campaign or to pay legal costs, said Fischer. Apart from that, however, he can use the donations largely as he likes: for example to support like-minded politicians - from which Trump's family members could also benefit. He can also use the donations to pay for surveys, consultants, trips or expensive dinners.

The money will make him the most influential ex-president I can imagine.
Author: Maggie HabermanJournalist New York Times

No marginal note: According to New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman, the donations put Trump "in an unusual and formidable position, one in which he will have a lot of money and in which he refuses to loosen his grip on the Republican Party. That will probably make him the most influential ex-president I can imagine. "

SRF 4 News, December 14th, 2020, 6:15 am; dpa / spic; morr

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  • Comment from Urs Petermann (Rhf)
    Game over! Have fun playing golf in Florida.
    Agree agree to the comment
  • Comment from Rolf Aegler (Rolf Downunder)
    The fact is 'it's over Donald'!
    Thank God! But the fact is that he has over 74 million followers who go through fire for him, unfortunately even now. Will there now be a big break with the GOP and a new party, e.g. 'Trump America First Party'? There would then be space for all of his children and married people and he could rage and lie as he wanted. Would be better to pervert than normal republicans. This sick monster won't just go away!
    Agree agree to the comment
  • Comment from Hans Dill (Hans Jürgen Dill)
    to michel m: that would really please me. because then completely different votes will be counted in the states won by the reps! or have you forgotten who proclaimed election fraud (publicly)? 2x vote by letter and at the polling station? who was that?
    Agree agree to the comment

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