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How Trump demonstrates his power over the Republicans

Donald Trump Mitte Dezember in Washington
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If the new congress is supposed to confirm Joe Biden’s election victory on Wednesday, there will be political theater. The outgoing president wants to make it clear who is in charge.

IThis week, the Capitol will see the grand finale of the Trump era. The performance has been planned for weeks. And now the outgoing president finally has his line-up. Donald Trump had left his vacation home in Florida early after the holidays to work on the script a little. Now he’s making fun of showing Republicans who’s directing the party.

Majid Sattar

Majid Sattar

Political correspondent for North America based in Washington.

The Senate leadership had defied his will three times in the past few weeks. First, Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, congratulated Joe Biden on winning the election after the electorate cast their vote in the states in mid-December. Then the Senator from Kentucky made sure that the corona aid for the citizens was not increased to $ 2,000, as requested by the President after some back and forth. Finally, he organized a two-thirds majority in the second chamber to override Trump’s veto on the Defense Budget Act. A first in Trump’s tenure. Whose vengeance should be sweet.

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