What is Donald Trump up to?: Politics Weekly Extra

As Donald Trump battens down the hatches and refuses to accept his election loss, Jonathan Freedland and Richard Wolffe look back at how others around him are responding. Are they helping or hindering his efforts?

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Donald Trump has become the first US presidential candidate to ever lose the popular vote twice and the first one-term president of the 21st century.

Instead of accepting his fate though, he is calling election fraud of which no evidence has been found to date. As the Trump administration starts culling top senior defence officials, replacing them with an array of “yes men” you have to wonder, is Donald Trump planning a coup?

This week, Jonathan Freedland and Richard Wolffe look at how those closest to the president are dealing with the loss, and what the likely outcome will be for the outgoing commander-in-chief.

U.S. President Trump attends Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia<br>U.S. President Donald Trump turns away in the rain after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider as he attends a Veterans Day observance in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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