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Nikki Haley says Trump 'genuinely' believes the election was rigged and compares his refusal to accept reality to being colorblind
  • Nikki Haley told Politico that former President Donald Trump "genuinely" believes the 2020 presidential election was rigged.
  • She compared his refusal to accept his loss to a colorblind person believing grass is blue.
  • "There's nothing that you're ever going to do that's going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election," she said.
"That would be like you saying that grass is blue and you genuinely believing it. Is it irresponsible that you're colorblind and you truly believe that?" she said. "There's nothing that you're ever going to do that's going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election."

The former Republican governor of South Carolina and a likely 2024 presidential contender, Haley said she spoke with Trump after the election and declined to challenge his belief that he'd won. But she criticized Trump's advisers for not telling him the "truth" about the election and refused to put any blame on the president himself.

In December, Haley predicted that Trump would privately accept his electoral defeat after the last of his major legal challenges failed. Instead, Trump continued spreading lies and incited his loyalists to storm the Capitol on January 6.

In a follow-up interview with Alberta on January 12, Haley said she was "deeply disturbed by what's happened to [Trump]" and "disgusted" by his attacks on former Vice President Mike Pence.

"We need to acknowledge he let us down," she said. "He went down a path he shouldn't have, and we shouldn't have followed him, and we shouldn't have listened to him. And we can't let that ever happen again."

Haley called Trump's second impeachment "a waste of time" and argued that Trump won't run for federal office again because he's "fallen so far" since the Capitol siege and is increasingly isolated without access to the bully pulpits of the White House and his social media accounts.
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Fact check: Trump lawyers make multiple false claims in impeachment defense
Arguing that Trump did nothing to incite the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, the lawyers distorted the facts about both what happened that day and what happened in the past.
  • Defense team misleadingly omits Trump remarks defending violence
  • Trump's lawyer falsely claims Trump's first two tweets during the Capitol attack urged calm
  • No, the media wasn't lying that there was hacking during the 2016 election
  • Castor falsely claims rioters didn't attend Trump's DC speech
  • No, Georgia did not see a 'dramatic drop' in ballot rejection rates
  • Trump lawyers misleadingly use Biden comment on peaceful protest
  • Trump lawyers falsely claim trial violated due process
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Republican senators signal they have made up their minds on impeachment as trial starts to close
  • As Trump's impeachment trial nears an end, some senators have signaled they know how they'll vote.
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy was photographed with an apparent statement supporting acquittal on Friday.
  • Some Republicans have praised the prosecution, but say that doesn't change their mind on acquittal.
  • Some senators are more focused on the question of constitutionality than evidenc
  • Despite praise for House impeachment managers, many minds have already been made up
  • Even with some potential bipartisan support, it's unlikely Trump will be convicted
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or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

Trump, whom many observers consider an anomaly, left the White House by saying, “We will be back in some form.” His legacy is “Trumpism” – a wave of white nationalism.

Trumpisms are Bushisms on steroids.