Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to a “self-pity mode” following the House voting to impeach him for a second time, and this has included turning on some of his closest allies.
"Everybody’s angry at everyone” inside the White House over the insurrection events that took place at the US Capitol last week, an adviser told CNN. But Mr Trump has turned that anger on others, including his longtime personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Mr Trump reportedly told aides to not pay Mr Giuliani because he blamed his lawyer for the predicament he finds himself in with an upcoming Senate trial. Other fractures have reportedly formed between the president and close allies.
This comes as Mr Trump told MAGA followers that if they truly support him, they will not engage in “mob violence”. In a video posted to the White House Twitter account after he was impeached for the second time, the president appeared chastened but was unrepentant about his role in last week’s Capitol riot.
“No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence,” Mr Trump intoned. He added that “making America great again has always been about defending the rule of law … and upholding our nation’s most sacred traditions and values” – a claim undermined by his months-long attempt to overturn the result of a fair election.
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