Trumpers Lash Out As Establishment GOP Shoves Them To Arms Length

LANSING, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 29: President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump addresses supporters at a rally on October 29, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Eric Trump spoke to about 60 Trump supporters at an outdoor sports com... LANSING, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 29: President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump addresses supporters at a rally on October 29, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Eric Trump spoke to about 60 Trump supporters at an outdoor sports complex in the final week before the U.S. presidential election. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 5, 2020 5:38 p.m.

The President’s inner circle threw a public tantrum Thursday as it became clear that establishment Republicans were keeping them at arm’s length.

The President, family members and top surrogates have baselessly raged for days that the 2020 election, which appears to be tilting toward Joe Biden, was spoiled by widespread fraud and liberal shenanigans.

But without any evidence to argue their case, Trump’s closest allies have found themselves abandoned by the establishment power players upon whom they once relied.

Some Republicans offered milquetoast statements of generalized support for the President, but only after some prodding.

“The law must be followed,” wrote former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after Donald Trump Jr.’s complained that “2024 GOP hopefuls” were failing to come to his father’s defense.

“We have to keep the faith that the truth will prevail,” Haley said.

“Americans deserve a free and fair election,” dribbled Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). “While vote counters must be allowed to do their jobs the American people also need a transparent process so they can trust the final count.”

Hardly groundbreaking stuff, and certainly no match for the Trump campaign’s multi-front war against legitimate ballot-counting efforts in several states.

The Trumps still had a few friends by their side — and they were keeping tabs.

After spotting a missive from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) insisting on “new election integrity laws NOW,” the President’s eldest let the senator know his display of fealty hadn’t gone unnoticed.

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