One by one, after the Capitol riot, many of Trump’s higher-level sycophants and enablers have begun to find some daylight between themselves and their once-beloved would-be-dictator. Some speak out, others resign their posts, and his allies become fewer and fewer.
They have backed the president’s capricious rule, his bigoted outbursts, and his attempts to rule by breaking all rules. But the mob of Trump fanatics who invaded the Capitol, whipped into a frenzy by the president himself, was more than some could take.
He screwed his supporters, he screwed the country and now he’s screwed himself
Trump spent the hours of the Capitol riot egging on his merry band of bigots by tweet as he hid in the White House. Hours later, Trump finally peppered one of his inflammatory tweets with a suggestion that the mob dispersed. But by then, it was too late. “He screwed his supporters, he screwed the country and now he’s screwed himself,” a 2016 Trump campaign official told Politico.