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‘A Scared Man. Afraid, Alone’: Columnist Says Trump Is ‘Terrified’ As White House Comes Under Siege By Protesters

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Donald Trump is showing all the signs of “a scared man” as massive protests have broken out across the country over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops — and angry Americans are taking their case all the way up to the White House gates, political writer Peter Nicholas stated in a column for The Atlantic.

“Presidents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what’s transpiring outside the windows of the historic residence,” Nicholas wrote,

The columnist highlighted Trump’s day on Saturday after he returned from Florida where he watched the SpaceX launch, only to return to a Washington D.C. that is under siege — necessitating calling out the National Guard.

“When Marine One deposited Trump on the South Lawn last night after his day trip to Florida, the president walked toward the entrance of the White House amid a cacophony of car horns and chanting protesters who flung themselves against barricades in an hours-long clash with police. Trump hasn’t seen demonstrations on this kind since he assumed office in January 2017. “Protesters breached an outer checkpoint at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue at one point yesterday afternoon. All day long, cars streamed toward the White House, with passengers leaning out the windows and chanting, ‘Black lives matter!’ As one car passed a White House gate at 15th and E Streets, a group of men shouted at the guards: ‘F*ck you.” On sidewalks littered with soiled masks and empty water bottles, demonstrators pumped their fists in solidarity and demanded respect for African Americans—a community whom Trump says he ‘loves.’”

Noting that the president had started the day boasting about security measures at the White House that includes “vicious dogs and ominous weapons,” Nicholas said those are not the boasts of a man secure in his position.

“Presidents don’t normally feel compelled to boast about their protection. Trump wrote in a tweet that Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser wouldn’t let the city’s police force assist during protests Friday. (That’s not the case; Secret Service said that city police officers were indeed on the scene.) In a tweet of her own, Bowser called Trump ‘a scared man. Afraid/alone,” he wrote.

Nicholas noted that Trump was still boasting about protection from protesters late Saturday night.

“Last night, videos of two NYPD cruisers accelerating into a crowd of Brooklyn protesters exploded across social media. Trump saw fit to say something about police tactics: ‘Let New York’s Finest be New York’s Finest,’ he tweeted. ‘There is nobody better, but they must be allowed to do their job!’” the columnist pointed out.

You can read the entire column here:

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‘I can’t In Good Countenance Continue To Show This’: Fox News Cut Away From Trump’s Press Sec. For Pushing Baseless Claims Of Election Fraud

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Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto on Monday cut away from a press briefing featuring Kayleigh McEnany, who is both the White House press secretary and a Trump campaign spokesperson, as she continued to push Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud.

“She’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and illegal voting. Unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show you this,” Cavuto said as he cut off the press conference, pushing back on what he described as “explosive” charges from McEnany.

“Not so fast,” Cavuto added.

McEnany suggested, without evidence, that Democrats welcomed “fraud” and “illegal voting” in the 2020 election.

“We want every legal vote to be counted,” McEnany said, echoing President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that votes for President-elect Joe Biden were illegal.

Though multiple major news outlets, including Fox News, have declared Biden the projected winner of the 2020 election, Trump has refused to concede and is rejecting the results, claiming that he won the election.

Meanwhile, a number of world leaders have congratulated Biden on his victory, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Even before the end of voting on November 3, the president repeatedly signaled he would claim the election was “rigged” against him if he lost, but there is no evidence to substantiate such claims.

Watch Nei Cavuto’s segment below:

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