Trump throws USA into chaos, threatens democracy itself, risks tens of thousands of lives, and incites civil war in order to...
... raise cash to pay his legal fees.
In case you ever wondered, What does absolute disregard for everyone else -- pure, unadulterated narcissism -- look like?
this is it.
Trump tweets Biden won — but won't concede election or stop fundraising. Confused? Don't be.
From Nov. 16
Susan Del Percio, Republican strategist and senior adviser to the Lincoln ProjectThe money he is raising to fund his legal challenges is just a guise. It is far more likely that he is raising money in preparation for the cases that await him in New York.
... And yet he continues to raise money for what he calls his "Election Defense Fund."This is why he refuses to admit defeat. The longer the president drags this out, the longer he can continue to raise money.
[emphasis mine]But the money he is raising to fund his legal challenges in multiple battleground states is just a guise. It is far more likely that he is raising money in preparation for the cases that await him in New York... Donald Trump is in a New York state of mind. And so are a pair of very ambitious New York prosecutors.
... So why fight so hard? Campaign cash. It is the one thing he will be able to take with him and use in the multiple lawsuits he will likely face in New York and elsewhere. Trump is only too aware that he can no longer use the Justice Department as his personal attorneys. He is also likely aware that he can use his campaign money to hire a very expensive legal team.
... the Commission has said that campaign funds may be used to pay for up to 100 percent of legal expenses related to campaign or officeholder activity, where such expenses would not have occurred had the individual not been a candidate or officeholder."
[Among the charges awaiting Trump...
* Vance's office is looking into hush money payments
- possible crimes committed by the Trump Organization
* Letitia James... is investigating whether Trump and his company have committed tax fraud
... James' case has been moving forward, and it has successfully compelled members of the Trump Organization to testify. The president's son Eric Trump was ordered by the court to appear for an interview, under oath, just last month.
... Trump is right to be worried. In fact, with such high stakes, it seems unlikely that either Vance or James would even attempt to pursue them if they thought they couldn't convict Trump or his inner circle.
The money he is raising to fund his legal challenges is just a guise. It is far more likely that he is raising money in preparation for the cases that await him in New York.www.nbcnews.com