We’ve known for some time now, at least to a degree, the level of mistreatment and rage now-disgraced former President Donald Trump put officials in Georgia through when he realized that he had lost the traditionally Red state to now-President Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
However, a new report from The Daily Beast has shed an even brighter light on what really took place in the flipped state on the heels of November’s surprise — including Trump’s demands that officials find the votes he needed to take the state back, the heinous death threats GA officials were subjected to, and the horrifying things Donald allegedly said when those threats got so severe that calls were being made to the White House, begging Trump to make it stop.
The report from Jose Pagliery and Asawin Suebsaeng with The Daily Beast alleges that they have gotten their hands on literally hundreds of internal emails from Georgia officials that called for the immediate investigation into Trump’s 2020 election meddling, as well as fearful administrators showing severe death threats that they felt should have been taken with the utmost of seriousness.
According to the report, “There were death threats promising to make the Boston bombings look like child’s play.’ Impassioned pleas for Georgia’s top elections official to stand firm in the face of pressure from Trump to break the law. And an alarmed state official demanding an immediate investigation into Donald Trump’s ‘solicitation to commit election fraud.'”
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Perhaps the most gut-wrenching revelation from the new report was the fact that the numerous calls to Donald Trump while he was still in the White House, notifying him of the terrifying death threats and calling on him to call off the dogs, ultimately fell on deaf ears.
Pagliery and Suebsaeng report, “According to a former senior administration official and another source close to the former president, Trump was repeatedly briefed in the White House on the deluge of death threats directed at Georgia’s Republican officials. The 45th U.S. president’s reactions were—predictably—lacking in empathy.”
One ex-official revealed, “There was this one time I heard [Trump] suggest they might be exaggerating the kind of threats they were getting. But more often, he’d make fun of them and say they were bad people who were getting what they deserved.”
According to the report from The Beast, then-outgoing President Trump, when informed about the ongoing death threats, apparently suggested that if they wanted the threats to stop, they should give in to his demands.
“The person close to Trump said that when the then-president was told about the flood of vulgar or violent threats against officials not cooperating with his anti-democratic efforts, Trump would sometimes remark that if they wanted the threats to stop, all they had to do was what Trump kept demanding of them,” the report reads.
But the most horrifying of it all was this detail: “The then-president would also praise those issuing threats—’my people’— for harassing and pushing Georgia GOP officials to overturn the state’s legitimate election results in Trump’s favor, this source said, citing firsthand experience.”
Is your skin crawling yet? Because it should be.
You can read the full report here.