Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson has caused a political firestorm with revelations from her new book, shedding light on private conversations between former President Donald Trump and his Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
According to a report by Dailymail on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, the excerpts reveal that Trump, in a moment of candor, admitted to losing the 2020 election, a fact he publicly contested for months.
Hutchinson’s account comes on the heels of the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a lawsuit challenging election results in multiple swing states, and it paints a vivid picture of the tumultuous atmosphere within the White House during those contentious days.
The bombshell revelations made by Hutchinson appear in her forthcoming book, titled “Behind Closed Doors: A White House Memoir,” which is set to be released later this month.
The book is already generating substantial interest and controversy, as it offers a unique insider perspective on one of the most pivotal periods in recent American political history.
In her book, Hutchinson alleges that following the Supreme Court’s rejection of the lawsuit brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenging the election results, President Trump was initially disheartened but quickly sought to rally his team.
According to Hutchinson, Trump said, “Why didn’t we make more calls? We needed to do more… We can’t let this stand.”
It was in this context that he reportedly confided in Mark Meadows, saying, “I don’t want people to know we lost, Mark.
This is embarrassing. Figure it out.”
The revelation of Trump’s private acknowledgment of the election loss is striking, given his persistent public claims of widespread voter fraud and rigged elections.
His repeated insistence on the falsehood that the election was “stolen” led to the January 6th Capitol insurrection, where a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the election results.
Mark Meadows, who served as Chief of Staff during the tumultuous final months of Trump’s presidency, has not publicly commented on Hutchinson’s allegations.
However, it is anticipated that her claims will reignite discussions surrounding the former president’s role in perpetuating baseless claims about election fraud and his influence on his closest advisors.
The White House, currently occupied by President Joe Biden, has been relatively quiet on this matter.
As more details emerge, it remains to be seen how her account will influence public perception of the Trump presidency and whether it will lead to further scrutiny or investigations into the events surrounding the election and the storming of the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.