Morning Jolt: Trump’s Disconnection from Reality

On the menu today: The January 6 Committee plays the video of the outtakes of President Trump recording a message on January 7 — in which he balked at declaring that the election was over. The video, and the fact that Trump was still calling Wisconsin state lawmakers and telling them to decertify the 2020 election results and declare him the winner, illuminate the stark choice before Republicans as they contemplate their options for the 2024 presidential election.

The Spotlight on Trump, Yet Again

It's fascinating to watch then-president Trump, on the evening of January 7, 2021, start to give a pretty darn good speech about the attack on the Capitol. The White House speechwriters knew what the president had to say that morning. It sounds like Ivanka Trump, unseen but heard offscreen, knew what he had to say. But during the delivery, Trump seemed to decide that he just couldn't do it, refusing to say the sorts of things a president should say in that moment:

TRUMP: I would like to begin by addressing the heinous attack yesterday. And ...

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Trump's Disconnection from Reality

On the menu today: The January 6 Committee plays the video of the outtakes of President Trump recording a message on January 7 — in which he balked at declaring that the election was over. The video, and the fact that Trump was still calling Wisconsin state lawmakers and telling them to decertify the 2020 election results and declare him the winner, illuminate the stark choice before Republicans as they contemplate their options for the 2024 presidential election.

The Spotlight on Trump, Yet Again

It's fascinating to watch then-president Trump, on the evening of January 7, 2021, start to give a pretty darn good speech about the attack on the Capitol. The White House speechwriters knew what the president had to say that morning. It sounds like Ivanka Trump, unseen but heard offscreen, knew what he had to say. But during the delivery, Trump seemed to decide that he just couldn't do it, refusing to say the sorts of things a president should say in that moment:

TRUMP: I would like to begin by addressing the heinous attack yesterday. And ...   READ MORE

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