Ivanka Trump sent an SMS to Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner, Mark Meadows, Jason Miller, Dan Scavino and Bill Stepien on November 6, 2020: “You are all WARRIORS of epic proportions! Preserve faith and fight!”
It is the only text that the former first daughter initiated among the 2,319 CNN-received text messages between Trump’s inner circle from the days after the 2020 election. Something about it feels strange The new abnormal podcast co-host Andy Levy.
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“I don’t even think everything was officially called on November 5th,” Andy says. “At that point, it’s one thing to say, ‘keep fighting’. It’s her father, no matter what. But she’s strikingly absent in any of those other lyrics. Like when things start to go crazy with Dominion and the voting machines, “And you know what, so I kind of feel like she’s got enough brains to realize on November 7 or 8 that this thing was done. Or am I just giving her too much credit?”
Co-host Molly Jong-Fast says, yes, that is gives her too much credit: “She’s not really smart, but she’s really supportive, which I suppose we see in this text message.”
The duo analyzes several of the Team Trump text interactions, including a few from Marjorie Taylor Greene and Jason Miller to Mark Meadows.
“They moved the texts from the morning of January 6. They all say, ‘You have to get the president to stop this. The president has to tell his people that they have to stop doing this.’ And then a little before four o’clock they all start saying, ‘You know, we have to start saying now that this was Antifa, and this was not a MAGA riot,’ “Andy says.
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