Donald Trump isn’t slowing down. At least not publicly when it comes to insisting that the election was rigged and that he can still win. Trump continues to say that he won this election, and that Joe Biden will not be inaugurated come January 2021. As his legal attempts to overturn the election results continue to fall flat, it’s clear at this point that Trump is just throwing a childish tantrum.
At the same time, it’s a tantrum that erodes at our electoral process and undermines our democratic institutions. Republicans have said they’re just humoring the president and letting him blow off some steam. But at what point do they have to tell him to cut it out? Will Mitch McConnell ever tell Trump to concede? Or will he and the rest of his party continue to look like a men who have no cojones?