As pro-Trump supporters broke through barriers and sieged the Capitol building Donald Trump was in his private dining room watching the chaos on television.
White House insiders say Trump was “raging” as he watched the chaotic scene unfold.
Surrounded by a few of his still loyal White House personnel Trump watched as the rioters stormed the US Capitol.
Now, to be clear, it was not the chaos or the violence that caused Trump’s rage. Nor was it the 5 dead including a Capitol police officer.
A White House source told the Daily Mail that Trump was beyond furious because the “white trash” mob on the screen made him look bad.
“He was angry, not at the appalling crimes they were committing, but because he felt embarrassed,” said the source. “When they first stormed the Capitol, he was enjoying it. These were “his people.”
“But when he saw pictures of the half-naked guy in the fur hat, he started complaining they looked “cheap and poor.”
“Even at one of the worst moments in American history, he was thinking about his image. He didn’t grasp the scale of the disaster,” the source added.
The aide also described Trump as “deranged.”
The source says that Trump was stuffing his face with cheeseburgers and Coca-Cola and totally ignored the calls from even his closest political advisors for him to condemn the violence and ask his supporters to go home.
‘He was shouting: “Why should I? These people are my supporters.”
Trump’s aides were so desperate to get Trump to speak out that they sought out Melania Trump.
Melania shrugged off their pleas because she was too busy doing a photoshoot for her book, she hopes to find a publisher for after she leaves the White House.
“The heart of US government was under siege, our very democracy on the line, but Mrs. Trump was calmly arranging porcelain figurines for the photographer,” the source angrily stated.
Later in the day, Melania’s chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, resigned because of the riot.
The source says when Melania was asked to speak to her husband “she said nothing. She remained silent and carried on arranging a vase for the shoot. She checked out of this presidency and her marriage a long time ago.”
Reportedly, since losing reelection Trump has become “increasingly deranged and detached from reality,” stated a former advisor.
Wednesday’s riot was urged on by a speech Trump gave earlier in the day at the “Stop the Steal” rally. The aide stated that after hearing Trump’s speech he was shocked how far Trump had descended into what they called “his personal hell.”
“He’s delusional. The group around him that remain are sycophants who tell him what he wants to hear. He truly believes the election was stolen from him even though there is not a shred of evidence for that.
“It’s like the president is living in a parallel universe. Everyone knows he lost, that there was no voter fraud, yet in his mind, the White House has been stolen from him and the rioters this week are loyal patriots defending him against those who are trying to steal the presidency from him.”
Since Melania could not be bothered to speak to Trump the source says they then turned to Ivanka Trump.
“In the end, we had to beg Ivanka to go in there. Everyone left the room while she spoke to her father.”
Ivanka was the one who finally persuaded Trump to record a brief video, which he posted to Twitter.
However, Trump used the opportunity to push his false claims of widespread voter fraud and a stolen election.
The source says that the video was “too little, too late.”
“In a few hours on Wednesday afternoon, everything we worked for was trashed,” the source stated.