Steve Schmidt: Trump Has Lost
Editor's Note: Steve Schmidt is one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project. He is a communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on several Republican campaigns, including John McCain's 2008 bid for the White House, and he is now a regular political contributor to MSNBC.
On Wednesday morning, Schmidt responded to the results of the presidential election with a message for Donald Trump over a series of five tweets. He has lost. MaxNewsToday has assembled these tweets and reprinted them as one easy-to-read op-ed for our ongoing segment, Schmidt Storm. It has been edited for grammar and clarity. There will be no more Trumps in the White House. There will be no Trumps on Air Force One or Marine One.
The idiot children and presidential in-laws will be stripped of their power and authority. Trump will lose the presidential seal. The American people decide our elections.
Joe Biden will restore honor, dignity, decency and competence to the presidency at the stroke of noon on Jan. 20, 2021. Don’t let Trump’s absurdist spin and lies cause panic. Stay calm. Count the votes.
When the counting is done, it will be the end of Trump’s cancerous term. Donald Trump, what you did last night was unpardonable. You have lost. You will go. The trappings of power will be stripped from you. The American people have rejected you. The states that elected you in 2016 have fired you. Your fate is sealed.
The counting goes on, and it is getting darker by the moment for you. There is no legal basis for your absurd claims and legal actions. You will keep getting laughed out of court. It’s almost over.
Close your eyes, Donald Trump. Now say President Joe Biden to yourself three times. This isn’t going to look that close. You have done such damage to this country. Your crooked and inept family has desecrated the White House. History will brutally judge you. Loser.
It suits you.