Donald Trump’s closest political allies plot against him in his last ten days in office amid fears the US president will go ‘thug’
- Vice President Mike Pence has taken over Donald Trump’s cabinet
- Extremists vow to march on Washington DC to halt inauguration
- Democratic House Speaker to start impeachment proceedings against Trump
Donald Trump’s closest political allies have closed ranks to “shut down” the US president in his last ten days in power, he emerged, amid fears he would become a “thug.”
Vice President Mike Pence has taken control of Mr. Trump’s cabinet and “acts like he’s no longer president,” a former aide said.
The source added: “Allies and enemies have come together to ensure the president does not go completely rogue during his last days in power. It was effectively closed. The cabinet is carrying out its duties to ensure the security of the country and a smooth transition of power to Joe Biden. The decision to castrate Mr. Trump comes after five of the most turbulent days in U.S. history, which began Wednesday when he instigated his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol.
Donald Trump’s closest political allies have closed ranks to ‘shut down’ the US president in his last ten days in office, he emerged, amid fears he would become a ‘thug’
Just ten days before Mr. Biden’s inauguration:
- Mr Trump’s Twitter ban left him “apoplectic with rage” and threatening to create his own social media platform.
- The impeachment procedure will begin tomorrow. If successful, they could prevent him from taking up political office again.
- He plans a “comeback” this week with visits to Mexico’s border wall and interviews touting his accomplishments.
- Extremists pledge to march on Washington DC to disrupt the January 20 inauguration with violent protests.
The riots left five people dead and sparked global condemnation. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will begin impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump tomorrow for “incitement to insurgency”, making him the first president to be impeached twice. Last week, she called the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the chief of the military – “to discuss precautions” to prevent Mr. Trump from starting a war or accessing nuclear launch codes. She said: “This deranged president couldn’t be more dangerous. “
The riots left five people dead and sparked global condemnation. Pictured: Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol
National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien insisted it was “impossible” for Mr. Trump to launch an attack on his own. The source said: “If orders are issued by the president and found to be unsafe or illegal, those orders will not be carried out. “
On Mr. Trump’s planned trip to the border wall in Texas, he will stage a rally and speak to supporters, many of whom continue to call for violence.
Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, which tracks hate groups, said: “These far-right extremists… feel emboldened right now. We fully expect this violence to worsen before it improves.
Additional reporting by Sharon Churcher in New York.