Lindsey Graham told Trump he was leaving office more 'powerful' than any US president to stoke his ego after the election, book says

At an event on November 6th, 2019, in Washington DC, President Donald Trump spoke to Senator Lindsey Graham (R - SC) about judicial confirmations. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Lindsey Graham attempted to inflame Trump's ego to calm down after he lost 2020.

Trump wanted to reverse the results. Graham thought it wouldn't work.

Graham assured Trump that he would leave office stronger than any other president in history.

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Donald Trump actively sought to reverse the 2020 election results in December and was looking for help from Republicans in Congress. However, Sen. Lindsey Graham was skeptical that his fellow Republicans would vote against the Electoral College vote. So he used flattery to try to calm Trump down, Robert Costa and Bob Woodward's new book "Peril."

According to the book, Graham, who was a close ally of Trump, called Trump in December and "stoked" his ego.

According to Woodward, Graham stated that "Nobody in American History is going to leave office like you are." "You are a shadow president. You're a shadow president. In the past five to six weeks, you've raised hundreds upon millions of dollars. If you want the Republican nomination, you have it.

Trump did not abandon his efforts to reverse the election results. He ignored top Republicans such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who bluntly stated that Trump lost in his final days of presidency. He maintained his false belief that the 2020 election had been stolen. Trump was impeached again on January 6th after his lies about the election sparked a deadly rebellion at the US Capitol.

He has not yet acknowledged that he was quite defeated by President Joe Biden and continues to make baseless claims about this election. Trump claimed that the election was "rigged" as recently as this week.

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Trump supporters continue to profit from his election lies and plan a rally in Washington DC on Saturday to support hundreds of insurrectionists facing criminal charges due to January 6.

Trump released a statement Thursday saying that his heart and mind were with those being unfairly persecuted in relation to the January 6th protest regarding the Rigged Presidential election.

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