Trump has blamed his longtime personal lawyer and many others for the situation he now finds himself in, even though he has not accepted any responsibility publicly or privately, people who know his reaction told CNN. Giuliani is still expected to play a role in Trump̵
Another source of Trump’s anger is House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who angered Trump further on Wednesday by saying he was responsible for last week’s riots. The president had already been upset by McCarthy after the California Republican left the opportunity to censor Trump on the table in a letter to colleagues earlier this week.
A White House adviser told CNN that “everyone is angry at everyone” inside the White House, where the president is upset because he thinks people are not defending him enough.
“He’s in a state of self – pity,” the source said as Trump complained that he had been under siege for five years, and he sees this latest accusation as a continuation of it.
But many people close to Trump see the current situation as different from his first accusation, when he was accused of pressuring the Ukrainian government to dig up dirt on Biden to try to influence the presidential election.
“His actions led to here, no one else,” the White House adviser said, adding, “He instigated a mob to charge the Capitol building to stop the certification, he will not find many sympathetic Republicans.”
During the last indictment, Trump allies in and out of the White House defended him publicly, sending bullet points throughout the prosecution process. No similar effort was realized this time when the House Republicans leadership decided to pressure their colleagues to stay in line and instead let them vote their conscience. Ten Republicans voted with each Democrat to pass the individual indictment.
With his favorite form of communication – Twitter – no longer available to him after Trump was banned from the social network on Friday, another person close to the White House was worried that Trump might strike out further.
“He’s been locked inside the house, it’s never a good thing. He’s by himself, not many people to skip ideas from – when that happens, he goes to his worst instincts,” this person said. “Now that Twitter is not available, God only knows what the sales market will be.”