After Donald Trump’s coup try was dealt a severe blow by the U.S. Supreme Court docket on Friday, a Proud Boys chief confirmed up on the White Home on Saturday.
“The top of the Proud Boys says he’s on the White Home,” AP reporter Jonathan Lemire stated in a tweet, sharing a screenshot of a Parler put up from Proud Boys chief Enrique Tarrio.
Within the put up, Tarrio stated he obtained a “final minute invite to an undisclosed location,” together with an up-close image of the White Home and the hashtag, #Trump2020.
The top of the Proud Boys says he’s on the White Home https://t.co/ICp3QRsIXr
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) December 12, 2020
The White Home claimed that Tarrio was not there by invitation however as a substitute for a “public WH Christmas tour.”
I requested White Home about Proud Boys chief being there as we speak. Response from spokesman Judd Deere: “He was on a public WH Christmas tour. He didn’t have a gathering with the President nor did the WH invite him.”
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) December 12, 2020
In fact, this can be a White Home and a president that spews lies each day, so something they are saying needs to be taken with a boatload of salt. That’s very true given Trump’s previous refusal to sentence teams just like the Proud Boys.
Throughout a presidential debate with Joe Biden in September, Trump infamously advised the white supremacist group to “stand again and stand by” whereas refusing to sentence them.
Together with his presidency crumbling earlier than his eyes, it wouldn’t shock many people if Trump did, in reality, invite the chief of the Proud Boys to the White Home.
The Proud Boys is all Donald Trump has left
Donald Trump already misplaced the election to Joe Biden final month by hundreds of thousands of votes and a cushty Electoral Faculty margin. Within the recounts and courtroom instances that passed off in latest weeks, that defeat was solely confirmed.
All of that culminated with Friday’s Supreme Court docket choice to reject Trump’s effort to overturn Biden’s victory in quite a lot of battleground states.
With the Electoral Faculty set to finalize the outcomes on Monday, Trump is prone to begin seeing a rising variety of Republican lawmakers acknowledge – lastly – that Biden would be the president come Jan. 20, 2021
In different phrases, the ultimate weeks of this failed presidency are prone to be very lonely for the outgoing president. Extremist teams just like the Proud Boys are all Donald Trump may have left to spice up his fragile ego.
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Sean Colarossi at the moment resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Reasonably priced Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents receive medical insurance protection.