WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump continues to fight the presidential election results, numerous people close to him are expressing concern that he’s spiraling into rage and hurting his own legacy, as well as the Republican Party.
Those concerns were exacerbated Monday when Trump blindsided officials throughout the White House and at the Pentagon by firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper with a tweet, multiple people close to the president said. The hope, these people said, is that this week ends differently from the last and that the president’s lawsuits challenging the election results in multiple states quickly run their course.
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