by Shelt Garner
Trump is such a dingus that I can’t root around in his mind to figure out what he wanted to do at the Capitol on January 6th. But I do have some educated guesses.
Given what was going on at the time, it seems as though what Trump wanted to do was just to delay, delay, delay. I don’t think he even had a clear idea of what he wanted to do if he actually go to the Capitol that fateful day. Relative to how Trump was thinking at the moment, every minute that Pence was not in a position to certify the vote was a win for him.
It was something akin to magical political thinking.
They had no idea what they were going to do other than just to delay things to the point that something, anything would break their way. Trump and his cronies knew they were playing a losing hand but they were so desperate to win that they felt as long as they hadn’t LOST, then they were winning.
That’s all I got, at least.