Baffled Trump can't believe he lost while other Republicans won in their states: 'I am the only guy that loses?'
'All these other Republicans, all over the country, they all win their races. And I’m the only guy that loses?'
President Donald Trump, who continues to be in denial about the results of the 2020 election and refuses to concede to President-elect Joe Biden told his GOP allies at a Michigan election fraud meeting last week that he did not understand why Republicans won their respective races across multiple states and he lost the presidential race.
The meeting in question was attended by state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House of Representatives Speaker Lee Chatfield among other Republican leaders in Washington DC on Friday, November 21. The two Republicans said that they accepted the invitation to the meeting "as we would accept an invitation from any sitting president if asked to meet at the White House." During their meeting with the president, the GOP leaders said, they discussed coronavirus relief and gave the POTUS a letter asking for more federal aid to fight the pandemic.
Trump ranted during the meeting, asking GOP leaders why he ended up losing the election battle while members of his party ended up victorious in their various races. “I don’t get it,” Trump said, according to Politico. “All these other Republicans, all over the country, they all win their races. And I’m the only guy that loses?”
Shirkey and Chatfield said after their meeting with Trump: "We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan’s electors, just as we have said throughout this election.” They also added that the state's certification process should be "free from threats and intimidation" and that perpetrators of foul play should be prosecuted.
"Allegations of fraudulent behavior should be taken seriously, thoroughly investigated, and if proven, prosecuted to the full extent of the law," the statement said. "And the candidates who win the most votes win elections and Michigan's electoral votes. These are simple truths that should provide confidence in our elections."
We previously reported that the president reportedly felt that he is being embarrassed by his campaign legal team, which has been so far unsuccessful in a string of cases challenging the results of the November 3 election. With a number of cases filed by the legal team already thrown out by state courts, the POTUS' confidence in his lawyers is depleting. A source told NBC News that Trump is under the impression that his campaign’s legal team is made up of “fools” whose failures and outlandish press appearances are “making him look bad."
The president's worries grew stronger after one of the members of the legal team, Sidney Powell was recently fired for spinning wild conspiracy theories about voter fraud. During a press conference with Giuliani, Powell had alleged, “We have evidence that this came from Venezuela, from Nicolas Maduro, from Hugo Chavez, from Cuba, and from China which has significant interests in Venezuela.” She added, “We have no idea how many Democratic officials paid to have the election rigged in their favor. This is a massive, well-coordinated effort. It is 1775 of our generation and beyond.”
Trump’s legal team members — Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Trump, and Jenna Ellis, Trump campaign senior legal adviser and attorney for President Trump — issued a formal statement, which read: “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.” Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie pointed to Powell's unfounded claims on Sunday, November 22, and called Trump’s legal team a “national embarrassment”.