While President Trump has continued to maintain a belief that he will be remaining in office for four more years, the writing on the wall at the White House is getting clearer every day. In private, the President has already spoken to advisers about his next endeavor, possibly in the media, or possibly launching the 2024 campaign outright.
But those around the President who still believe in his coming electoral vindication have been running out of options to make it happen. This has led to some stark suggestions, most notably from former national security adviser General Michael Flynn, who believed that the President could invoke martial law and order a “re-do” of the election.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had some harsh opinions on that subject himself.
Former New Jersey governor joined a Sunday edition of where he advised against having any more meetings with embattled former national security adviser MIchael Flynn and his lawyer Sidney Powell at the White House. It was that Trump floated the idea of imposing martial law and overturning the election in a meeting on Friday that was attended by Flynn and Powell. Flynn has the imposition of martial law as a viable option for Trump, though in reality the election has already been certified and declaring martial law does not suspend the Constitution. Trump has denied raising the idea of martial law in the meeting, calling the reports “Fake News.” But Christie advised Trump to no longer take meetings with Flynn or Powell to avoid any similar reporting in the future.
“This is why someone like Michael Flynn never belongs anywhere near the White House, let alone inside the Oval Office, and his lawyer Sidney Powell. I’ve been talking about this since the transition in 2016, how dangerous I thought General Flynn was,” Christie said. “I sat with him in security briefings with the then-candidate Donald Trump, and then with President Donald Trump, and I will tell you that he is not fit to be giving advice to anyone. I think the best advice I could give the president is, keep Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell out of the Oval Office, and then those really bad ideas will stay out of the Oval Office as well.”
That characterization won’t likely go over well with the MAGA wing of the Republican Party, who’ve largely looked to Flynn and/or Powell for hope during this strange electoral mess.
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