As President Donald Trump continues refusing to concede the 2020 election, a former top executive in his company said she's not surprised, considering his lengthy history of mocking those who suffer defeat.
Barbara Res, who previously worked as the vice president in charge of construction at the Trump Organization, told MSNBC anchor Ari Melber on Wednesday that Trump "can't deal with losing" and will "burn down the house" before he concedes defeat.
"He can't deal with being a loser. The notion of being a loser is something he can't possible conceive, or believe," Res said. "I think he's so angry that all the plans he set up … to guarantee him a win … he's in shock that he didn't win."
"If all else fails, he will burn down the house," she added.
Recent voting totals show that President-elect Joe Biden defeated Trump by both electoral votes and popular votes, according to the Associated Press.
Still, Trump has yet to accept those results, instead continually standing behind baseless claims that the election results are “fraudulent."
So far, no proof of that have been offered, and Trump's claims of voter fraud have been rejected by officials on both sides of the aisle in nearly every state.
Asked why she thought Trump, who has only been seen briefly since his defeat was officially projected, was being so quiet, Res said, "He's being quiet because he doesn't exactly know where he's going yet."
Res also expressed displeasure at Trump's fellow Republicans, whom she argued are enabling the president by not pushing back against his claims of voter fraud.
"You've got Mitch McConnell buying it, you've got Mike Pompeo, for Christ's sake, buying it, and you've got [William Barr] out there, encouraging people to start lawsuits," Res said.
"I think [Trump] is keeping his base going … to keep himself going," she added. "There's always a demented plan, in some way or another. It may not even make any sense to anyone but Donald."
Res has made a number of claims regarding the president in the past. In July, she told Melber (also during an appearance on MSNBC) that "it was clear" her former boss was anti-Semitic, claims she elaborated on in a new book, Tower of Lies.
Trump's campaign has dismissed Res' allegations as those of a "disgruntled former employee," though her claims about Trump's seeming inability to lose aren't without evidence.
Historically, Trump has derided defeat, calling his political enemies "losers," and touting his own accomplishments.
Though he won an election for president of the United States in 2016, he's also expressed dissatisfaction with contests he hasn't won, such as the Nobel Peace Prize and the Emmy awards.
Much like the 2020 presidential election, Trump has claimed the Emmys are "rigged" because he himself has not been awarded one, despite his former show The Apprentice receiving eight nominations.
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