When slaughter scenes played out on TV in his private dining room next to the Oval Office, President Trump was raging.
Surrounded by a handful of loyal advisers, he watched the rioters storm the US Capitol – amazing images that shocked the world and signaled the brutal dissolution of his four-year presidency.
However, it wasn't the chaos and violence that made Trump roar with fury – not the bodies, including a Capitol police officer who died of a massive brain hemorrhage after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.
Far from it. As a White House source told The Mail last night, Trump was embarrassed "apoplectic" because the on-screen "white trash" mob made him look bad.
"He was angry not about the horrific crimes they had committed but because he felt embarrassed," the source said. When they first stormed the Capitol, he enjoyed it. These were "his people".
US President Donald Trump raged during the siege of the main building in the White House – but not because of the scenes of destruction or the bodies. He was upset because his followers "made him look bad"
“But when he saw pictures of the half-naked man in the fur hat, he complained that they looked“ cheap and poor ”.
“Even at one of the worst moments in American history, he pondered his image. He did not understand the extent of the disaster. "
Ten days before the end of his presidency, The Mail may reveal on Sunday what the adjutant has called "the last hours of a troubled president in his bunker."
Fueled by hamburgers and endless cans of Coca-Cola, Trump ignored calls from his closest political advisers, including Vice President Mike Pence, asking him to make a televised address and call the mob off.
He yelled, “Why should I? These people are my supporters. "
In desperation, the aides sought out First Lady Melania Trump, one of the few people whose advice the President is still heeding.
Almost unbelievable, however, she was in the east wing of the White House overseeing a photoshoot for a new coffee table book about the President's artifacts.
"The heart of the US government was under siege, our democracy at stake, but Ms. Trump calmly arranged china figurines for the photographer," the source continued, saying that even the most loyal Trump staff members remain "stunned" by their actions.
When the mob attacked the Capitol Building, Trump was asked to retrieve them but his aide said he replied, “Why should I? These people are my supporters
The president said his followers, like the man in the fur hat, looked "cheap and poor".
In fact, the first lady's closest adviser, her chief of staff Stephanie Grisham, announced her resignation later that day.
Melania was even asked to stand up for her to force her husband to publicly decipher the riot, but she refused.
She did not say anything. She was silent and continued to arrange a vase for the shoot. She left this presidency and her marriage a long time ago. "
Since losing the November 3rd election – a loss he still won't accept despite now pledging to oversee a peaceful handover to President Joe Biden on January 20th – Trump has been, according to the former adviser " increasingly confused and detached from reality ".
The Capitol riot on Wednesday came shortly after Trump's speech, which roused an already inflamed crowd and showed how far the president has penetrated into what the adjutant called "his personal hell".
"He's mad. The group around him are sycophants who tell him what he wants to hear. He genuinely believes the election was stolen from him, although there is no trace of evidence to back it up.
"It's like the president lives in a parallel universe. Everyone knows he lost, that there was no fraud, but in his eyes the White House was stolen from him and this week's rioters are loyal patriots who are against him defend those who try to steal the presidency from him. "
As the events played out on Wednesday, Trump's inner circle continued to shrink.
In the end, only his chief of staff Mark Meadows, deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, hiring manager Johnny McEntee, attorney Rudy Giuliani, and political advisor Stephen Miller remained in the room.
First Lady Melania Trump was asked to stand up for her husband and convince him to call off the mob, but she continued her photoshoot and arranged china figurines
Supermodel Karlie Kloss (picture), Ivanka Trump's sister-in-law, switched on her in-laws and called them "anti-American".
“Everyone else who asked him to publicly denounce what was going on had left. Melania wouldn't do anything.
In the end we had to ask Ivanka to go in there. Everyone left the room while she was talking to her father. "
"First daughter" Ivanka was the one who eventually persuaded Trump to record a short video that was posted on his Twitter feed – an account that has since been permanently banned.
Trump reiterated his allegations of electoral fraud, but urged followers to "keep calm and go home," adding, "We love you."
"It was too little, too late," commented the source. By then, the damage to America was done in the eyes of the world.
“The people who have given their lives to do good under this presidency over the past four years have been desperate.
"In a few hours on Wednesday afternoon, everything we worked for was thrown away."
It's not just Trump whose reputation is in tatters this weekend. Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have become "social parias". A former friend told Vanity Fair magazine, "How do you bond with the worst, most toxic people in history?" Ivanka called the mob "American patriots" in a tweet about the uprising on Wednesday, a post she quickly removed.
Supermodel Karlie Kloss, married to Jared's brother Joshua, turned on her in-laws and called them "anti-American".
When a Twitter follower asked Kloss to argue with her family members, she simply replied, "I've tried." Long-time Kushner friend Bob Sommer sent Ivanka a text with the words: "I am appalled that I attended your wedding."
Ivanka's ex-boyfriend added, “Ivanka and the whole family are socially excluded.
"Before this week, people were still connected to them because of their power and influence, but now everyone has joined the resistance."
Moving trucks were seen outside Ivanka's Washington DC home on Friday. It is believed that she is bringing her family back to her New York home.
Now what for Trump?
It is said that he plans to flee to his lavish Mar-a-Lago property in Florida the day before his inauguration, from where he will put forward a bid for re-election in 2024.
Backers have already pledged more than $ 200 million to bring him back to the White House. That's if he doesn't end up in jail first. The aide stated, “Even if he forgives himself, that only covers him for federal crimes. As soon as he leaves office, New York State follows him for tax evasion.
“And he could face prosecution in a Washington DC state court for inciting violence in the mob. His legal problems have only just begun. "
And Melania? It has been widely reported that she negotiated a post-wedding agreement agreeing to stay with Trump, but only during his presidency.
Many believe that after January 20th she will file for divorce.
With impeachment proceedings against him scheduled to begin tomorrow, Trump intends to spend this coming week "trying to regain his legacy and image."
Sunday's mail was told that he is making a video this weekend highlighting his government's achievements. He plans to travel to Texas next week to deliver a speech in front of a section of the border wall with Mexico that has been built under his supervision.
"At this point, he's checked out of reality," the source said.
“He now doubts whether he should have said that he would accept a peaceful change of power because it angered his base, who feel betrayed.
"He's worried now about how history will judge him and wants to start restoring his image while he still has the power of the presidency."
“It must be remembered that more than 70 million Americans voted for him. He still has a huge following.
“Of all the problems Joe Biden faces, domestic terrorism comes first. People are fucking crazy and they have guns. America's problems are far from over once Trump leaves office.
"In fact, they're just getting started."
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