With only some days left in President Trump’s time period, Congressional Democrats are calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke theto take away Mr. Trump from workplace. Now, Mary Trump, the president’s niece, says that Mr. Trump have to be held accountable for Wednesday’s Capitol assault and “barred from ever working for public workplace once more.”
In an interview on CBSN’s “Purple & Blue,” Trump advised host Elaine Quijano that the riot on Capitol Hill was a “direct results of [the president’s] unwillingness to concede the election. His insistence that it was stolen or rigged.”
“And it was additionally the direct results of the abject cowardice proven by his personal social gathering, and its failure to face as much as his egregious lies round this election,” she mentioned.
Trump mentioned that, whereas she was not shocked by the violent occasions of January 6, she was nonetheless “horrified.”
Trump, a psychologist who“Too A lot and By no means Sufficient: How My Household Created the Most Harmful Man Within the World,” explains that Mr. Trump’s response to his electoral defeat comes from the stigma positioned on dropping.
“Dropping was actually the worst factor you are able to do,” she mentioned. “So, for the primary time in his life, Donald finds himself in a state of affairs by which, not simply that he is misplaced, however he can not for the lifetime of him determine a technique to flip the loss right into a win — one thing he is at all times been in a position to do previously as a result of he is completely blissful to lie, cheat and steal his technique to a win.”
Trump says that is making her uncle “more and more determined and harmful, in my opinion.”
Trump additionally criticized the Republican Get together for not doing sufficient to carry the president accountable. She mentioned that their refusal to take motion after the “violent riot” has left Mr. Trump feeling “enabled to do no matter he feels he must do with a purpose to keep within the Oval Workplace.”
The president and vp met for the primary time on Monday because the riots, however Mr. Trump by no means contacted Pence through the siege of the Capitol to test on his security. Trump mentioned this didn’t shock her.
“It does not matter that Mike Pence was fulfilling his constitutional responsibility,” she defined. “It issues, in Donald’s thoughts, that Mike Pence betrayed him. It should not shock Mike Pence, both. He is seen what occurs to individuals who do not toe the road 100% of the time.”
Trump mentioned she was not shocked to study Mr. Trump wouldn’t be attending President-elect‘s inauguration, both. She mentioned attending would imply “ceding the highlight” to Mr. Biden, and it might additionally quantity to a concession.
“One factor we have to keep in mind, regardless of all these movies … He has not but conceded the election,” Trump mentioned. “So he is nonetheless clinging to the concept he can change that consequence by some means.”
She concluded by saying that Mr. Trump have to be “barred from ever working for public workplace once more.”
“As a result of if he’s allowed to, then as quickly as Joe Biden is sworn in, Donald goes to start out his 2024 marketing campaign,” Trump mentioned. “I do not imagine he intends to run, however he will fake to run and he’ll proceed to have method too huge a platform from which to proceed to incite his supporters.”