In today’s Washington Post, Dana Milbank declares that “our long national nightmare is over”—Trump has been defeated in the election. Unfortunately, Trump will retain power until the inauguration on January 20, 2021. Trump, as of this morning, is still maintaining falsely that his defeat was the result of illegal voting. He now has made false claims of fraudulent ballots or unlawful mail-in ballots more than 150 times. He shows no signs of conceding the election.
Also in today’s Post is an editorial that warns of “a perilous interregnum,” that is, Trump’s lame-duck period. The piece echoes my warnings of yesterday that Trump is capable of dastardly vengeance and that legislators, particularly Republicans, must step up to rein in a vindictive defeated president.
So I call once again on my fellow Americans to be wary: it’s not over yet.