With Joe Biden the next president-elect, Donald Trump has already signaled he will not go down quietly—will not accept reality. But will his minions continue to carry water for the one-termer? You better believe it.
It’s getting harder and harder to pretend with a straight face that Trump won, but that doesn’t mean his enablers won’t try. Indeed, since Tuesday, Trump has sought to erode trust in the outcome of this election. Anyone who aids and abets this effort should be aware that they are nearing the point where they will cross a bright new line: from supporting a bad president to actively undermining the integrity of our elections and institutions.
Don’t expect this to dissuade anyone. After appearing ready to dump Trump, a Fox News memo obtained by CNN’s Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy reportedly instructs the network’s talent not to refer to Joe Biden as “president-elect,” even after they’ve called the race. (Fox eventually called the race on Saturday morning and noted Biden had the electoral votes to become the “46th president of the United States.”)