Donald Trump sends supporters ‘secret message’ in latest video
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The outgoing US President released a video message condemning last week’s riots at Congress in Washington DC. The video was shared on the White House Twitter account after Mr Trump’s personal profile was permanently suspended after he was accused of inciting unrest.
In the message, Mr Trump warned those who took part in the “troubling” riots will be “brought to justice,” but according to body language expert Bruce Durham, the Republican President is “being defiant”.
Mr Durham told Mirror.co.uk the speech does not represent what Mr Trump actually means to say.
He said: “In this speech we do not hear any of the spin that Trump is famous for. In every single speech that he has gave, something is the best in the world, something is fabulous, ground-breaking, it’s the best the universe has ever saw.
“It’s a psychological approach that can change the thinking of even the harshest critic. And he says this with vigour.
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“We know his base line behaviour includes this method, yet here, there is nothing. No spin, no energy, no nothing.
“And there is nothing because he doesn’t want to say it, it’s not his idea, nor even his choice.”
He added: “This is Trump being defiant. Yes he is being made to say it, yes he knows it will help him right now, but that huge dose of narcissism within Trump does not like having to follow anyone else’s rules but Donald’s.
“By slowing down his speech, by making it so obvious, this is Trump playing mind games.”
Mr Trump has been accused of creating a “civil war” within the Republican party as he is impeached a second time following the Capitol Hill riots.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Jonathan Parker, senior lecturer in politics at Keele University, claimed President Trump was dividing the Republican party.
He said: “The incentives are mixed – Trump is creating a civil war in the party.
“There in an incentive for the party to jettison him and make him ineligible to run in 2024.
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“That would make life a lot easier for many, and it would allow the party to try and separate itself from everything bad that happened under Trump.”
Dr Parker explained it is “unclear how Republican senators will vote”.
The Senate is set to decide whether Mr Trump should be removed from the top job following a trial.
But Dr Parker said he believed Republican senators “will move en masse”.
He added: “Either they hold firm and no conviction or a lot of them break – safety in numbers – under McConnell’s leadership and convict him handily.”
Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader of the Senate, admitted he is unsure whether he will vote for or against removing Mr Trump from office.
In a separate statement, Mr McConnell added: “The House of Representatives has voted to impeach the President. The Senate process will now begin at our first regular meeting following receipt of the article from the House.”
Mr McConnell added: “Even if the Senate process were to begin this week and move promptly, no final verdict would be reached until after President Trump had left office. This is not a decision I am making; it is a fact.”
However, the earliest trial date is January 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden will be officially inaugurated.
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