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Trump’s Lousy Exit – WSJ

President Donald Trump departs the White Residence on Dec. 12.



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President

Trump

attained a good offer in four several years, but as he leaves workplace he simply cannot look to enable reminding Individuals why they denied him a next phrase.

He could concentration on the positive, such as the Covid-19 vaccines and his Arab-Israeli peace breakthrough. In its place he’s calling Customers of Congress and inquiring them to item on the House and Senate ground to the outcomes of the Electoral Higher education count.

This won’t adjust the consequence, but it will put force on Republicans to embarrass on their own by indulging Mr. Trump’s tries to delegitimize the success. We hope the Members overlook his pleas.

Meanwhile, soon after days of silence above the hack on U.S. govt agencies and personal companies, Mr. Trump chimed in Saturday to add confusion. Secretary of Condition

Mike Pompeo

claimed Friday that the evidence clearly points to the Russians for the hack.

But Mr. Trump tweeted that “Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens mainly because Lamestream [media] is, for generally economical factors, petrified of . . . discussing the possibility that it may perhaps be China (it may perhaps!).” Then he linked the hack to a probable “hit on our preposterous voting devices for the duration of the election, which is now evident that I won huge, making it an even far more corrupted shame for the United states.”

Mr. Pompeo has no incentive to dissemble about Russia’s job, and Individuals are entitled to to know the fact about what took place. Mr. Trump doesn’t want to acknowledge he misplaced, and he can duck the inauguration if he likes. But his sore loser regime is commencing to grate even on millions who voted for him.

Journal Editorial Report: Paul Gigot interviews Karl Rove on the voting so significantly. Image: Tami Chappell/EPA/Shutterstock

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Appeared in the December 21, 2020, print edition.