Donald Trump’s niece says the President will never get over being a ‘loser’ – and warned of “a very dangerous couple of months”.
Mary Trump said her uncle’s White House statement, in which he branded the electoral process “corrupt” and made baseless claims of fraud aimed at stealing the election, was “obscene.”
She said he was proposing an “attempted coup” and urged senior Republicans to “step in and stop him.”
She told MSNBC: “Donald has never been in this place before. There’s nobody to bail him out. Nobody to buy him out.
He’s desperate. He’s flailing. And there’s nothing he can do legitimately except watch this play out helplessly.”
She continued: “I think based on what he said, that’s a pretty good indication of what we could be in for especially if the Republican leadership continues to do nothing.
“This wasn’t just Donald obfuscating or lying. This was Donald talking about an attempted coup.
“The leader of a country trying desperately to delegitimise an election. It’s obscene and somebody’s got to step in and stop him.”
Asked about what the President’s mood might be, Ms Trump said: “Oh, he’s in an uncontrollable rage, I would imagine.”
And asked how the President would live with being “fired” by the American people and branded a “loser”, she said: “What is going to exacerbate his loss is the fact that the Republicans look as though they may keep the Senate, and they’ve gained seats in the House, so he cannot avoid but experience this as a repudiation of him. As a rejection of him.
“And he is not going to get beyond that and it’s going to be a very dangerous couple of months.”
In a rambling statement in the White House Briefing Room, the President insisted he would “easily win” if only the “legal votes” were counted.
He blamed his plummeting poll leads on postal vote “fraud” and dishonest counting practices, making repeated claims of irregularity in various states without showing any evidence.
And he falsely claimed his lead had been “whittled away in secret” – because ‘observers’ had not been given access to voting count centres. They have.
The President did not take questions.