“I’m Just Not Going To Leave”: Sources Revealed Trump Planned To Barricade Himself Inside The WH After His Loss, According To NYT’s Maggie Haberman

Honestly, this is horrifying.

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When Donald Trump officially lost the 2020 presidential election to his Democratic opponent Joe Biden, I and millions of other Americans had one common treated fear — Trump simply, physically would not leave the White House when the time came.

While Donald certainly didn’t make the transition of power easy, by any stretch of the means, he did ultimately vacate the Executive Mansion, the Biden family moved in, and President Joe Biden took over as the head of this nation, in his rightful place.

But according to a new book from New York Times correspondent and so-called “Trump Whisperer” Maggie Haberman, this nation came a whole lot closer to having that greatest fear realized than what we originally knew.

According to an exclusive CNN report on Haberman’s upcoming book, White House sources told the NYT correspondent that Trump declared on multiple occasions that he would not be leaving the White House to allow President Biden to take his rightful place within the Executive Mansion because, in Trump’s mind, he did not lose the election — despite Donald’s brutal losses in every single court challenge he lost against the 2020 election, and the fact that Joe Biden had already been officially certified as the 2020 presidential election winner, and the next president of the United States.

“I’m just not going to leave,” Donald Trump allegedly said to one White House aide who went on to speak to Haberman on the matter.

“We’re never leaving,” Trump reportedly said in speaking to a different aide. “How can you leave when you won an election?”

Another source spoke to Maggie and claimed to have heard Trump rebuking RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel when the raised the notion of leaving the Executive Mansion, allegedly demanding of her, “Why should I leave if they stole it from me?”

Haberman goes on to reveal in her forthcoming book, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, that Donald Trump apparently had initially accepted the fact that he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden, reportedly telling aides in the immediate aftermath, “we did our best” and “I thought we had it” regarding his failed efforts at a second presidential term.

However, his acceptance was obviously short-lived.

Trump quickly shifted from acceptance to outrage and downright delusion, as he became adamantly hell-bent on remaining in the White House as his Big Lie grew stronger and stronger and he began to more vehemently assert that he was the fair and rightful winner of the 2020 election, despite not only no evidence to support his claims but a mountain of evidence to prove otherwise.

Haberman’s Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America is set to hit the shelves on October 4th.

Read the full exclusive report from CNN here.

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