Insider Account: Trump Is Fomenting Civil War To Protect His Presidency
President Donald Trump will not cede his office “quietly” or “easily” if he is removed by impeachment or loses the 2020 election, according to an anonymous senior administration official’s new book.
The individual, who also penned an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times last year, said this is why Trump is using language like “coup” and “civil war” — to prep his supporters for resistance to any outcome that would see him leave the White House.
“He will not exit quietly – or easily,” the author wrote in A Warning, according to USA Today. “It is why at many turns he suggests ‘coups’ are afoot and a ‘civil war’ is in the offing. He is already seeding the narrative for his followers – a narrative that could end tragically.”
The author also wrote that Trump instructed aides to pursue a “deliberate and coordinated campaign” to obstruct an impeachment inquiry, as well as other congressional investigations — of which there were many.
The House began public impeachment hearings on Wednesday as the inquiry moves forward at a rapid pace, bringing in acting Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent to testify before the House Intelligence Committee.