Above the law?
US President Trump
CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS
Outgoing US presidents actually spend their remaining term in office honing their historic legacies.
Not so Donald Trump: He's still raging and raging.
"The election was a fraud," he lied on Sunday in an almost hour-long tirade on the Fox News cable TV station.
A close adviser described Trump's last rebellion in the Washington Post as a scene from a Shakespearean drama: Like a “mad king”, the current president wandered through the White House and muttered to himself: “I won.
I have won.
I have won."
It doesn't change anything: Trump will leave office on January 20, 2021.
That doesn't just frighten him because he doesn't like to be seen as a loser.
But probably also because then his legal immunity as president ends - and he faces countless investigations and court proceedings.
Which is why he's already figuring out how to pull himself out of the loop.
Unhappy celebration: This year's Christmas tree at the White House
Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP
Last week Trump shared a tweet from the loyal Congressman Matt Gaetz, who suggested that Trump should "pardon" himself at the end.
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