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Ex-Attorney Says Donald Trump Did Not Plan to Leave White House “Under Any Circumstances”

HeadlineNov 14, 2023

A former attorney for Donald Trump has revealed an aide to the ex-president said in December 2020 that Trump did not plan to leave the White House “under any circumstances.” On Monday, The Washington Post published video of four defendants who have accepted plea deals in the Georgia election interference case answering prosecutors’ questions as part of cooperation agreements that brought them reduced sentences. This is former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis recounting a conversation with former White House adviser Dan Scavino.

Jenna Ellis: “And he said to me in a kind of excited tone, 'Well, we don't care, and we’re not going to leave.’ And I said, 'What do you mean?' And he said, 'Well, the boss' — meaning President Trump, and everyone understood 'the boss,' that’s what we all called him. He said, 'The boss is not going to leave under any circumstances. We are just going to stay in power.'”

Despite his legal woes, President Trump remains the front-runner for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination. On Sunday, he stoked fresh outrage with these remarks at a Veterans Day rally of his supporters in New Hampshire.

Donald Trump: “We pledge to you that we will root out the communists, Marxists, fascists and the radical left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country.”

On Monday, the White House condemned Trump’s remarks, comparing them to the language of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

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