Trump blames his longtime personal lawyer and many others for the plight he is in now, even though he has not taken any responsibility in public or in private, people familiar with his reaction told CNN. Giuliani is still expected to play a role in defending Trump̵
Another source of Trump’s anger is House Leader Kevin McCarthy, who further inflamed Trump on Wednesday by saying he was responsible for last week’s riot. The president was already upset by McCarthy after the California Republican left the opportunity to condemn Trump at the table in a letter to his colleagues earlier this week.
A White House adviser told CNN that “everyone is angry with everyone” in the White House, and the president is upset because he thinks people are not defending him enough.
“He is in a state of self-pity,” the source said, complaining that he had been under siege for five years and viewed the latest impeachment as a continuation.
But many people close to Trump see the current situation as different from the first impeachment, when he was accused of putting pressure on the Ukrainian government to dig up dirt on Biden in an attempt to influence the presidential election.
“His actions didn’t get him here, no one else,” the White House councilor said, adding, “He incited a mob to attack the Capitol building to stop certification.
During the last impeachment effort, Trump’s allies inside and outside the White House publicly defended him and sent out points for talks during the impeachment proceedings. This time no such effort was made, and the Republican leadership of the Chamber decided not to pressure its colleagues to stay in line and instead allowed them to vote for their conscience. Ten Republicans voted with each Democrat to pass the single article on impeachment.
With his favorite means of communication, Twitter, is no longer available to him after Trump was banned from social media on Friday, another person close to the White House was worried that Trump might throw more.
“He’s hidden in the residence, it’s never a good thing. He’s alone, there aren’t many people who reject ideas – when that happens, he goes to his worst instincts,” the man said. “Now that Twitter is not available, God only knows what the outcome will be.”