Anyone that was surprised by the attempted coup at the federal Capitol was not paying attention.

Trump has said numerous times that if he lost his supporters would revolt. There would be “hell” to pay and all sorts of clues that a loss at the ballot box for him would not be accepted. And he cannot ever take responsibility for any wrongs because he has a martyr syndrome, everyone is out to “get him” etc.

Note he tells his supporters to go to the Capitol, and fight like hell, you can’t take back our country with weakness, you have to be strong and then instead of going with them he goes back to the White House.

He would claim he didn’t tell them to do that?

He didn’t tell the Proud Boys to kidnap the Michigan governor either, but he said they should “Free Michigan.” They take his words literally and he can then claim innocence.

Shirley Stoll,