In case you haven’t figured it out yet, there was never any plan except to grift off the Stop the Steal rallies and to engage in meaningless political theater in order to position Trump to retain control over the Republican Party. The plan went horribly wrong yesterday when earnest and indignant Trump supporters who believed what they had been told about voter fraud marched on the Capitol.
“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an “orderly transition” on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Trump’s acknowledgment came after a day of chaos and destruction on Capitol Hill as a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol and unleashed unprecedented scenes of mayhem in hopes of halting the peaceful transition of power. Members of Congress were forced into hiding, offices were ransacked, and the formal congressional tally of Electoral College votes was halted for more than six hours.
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in a statement posted to Twitter by his social media director. Trump’s account had been locked by the company for posting messages that appeared to justify the assault on the seat of the nation’s democracy. …”
The pawns are now being thrown under the bus.
They didn’t understand that marching on the Capitol was performance art. No one really meant what they said about it being 1776 and the start of the Second American Revolution.
“A beleaguered Congress finalized President-elect Joe Biden’s victory early Thursday morning, capping a day of riots that turned deadly and briefly ground the nation’s most powerful institutions to a standstill.
It was the last step in affirming Biden’s election ahead of the Jan. 20 inauguration, but one marred by violence fueled by the sitting president, Donald Trump, who urged his followers to march on the Capitol to pressure lawmakers to overturn the results. …”
It is over.
After yesterday’s farce in DC, even Trump is now cutting his losses and acknowledging that Joe Biden will be sworn in as president on January 20th. The Trump Organization is getting Charlottesville’d. The small fries who were swept up in the enthusiasm of being part of a crowd and who stormed the Capitol for their leader with the QAnon shaman and Baked Alaska are going to be hung out to dry.