No effort, just envy

It would be ridiculous if it were not horrifying. What we saw was neither a metamorphosis nor an embodiment of the sarcastic and very popular quote often attributed to Groucho Marx: "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them… well, I have others." 

Nothing can quite capture Donald Trump's shift yesterday. The outgoing US president decried the "heinous attack" on the Capitol. "Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem," he said, although it was he who incited the unthinkable riot. 

Trump, who is bound to go down in history as a leader who sowed hatred and divided his nation, was now appealing for "healing and reconciliation."

Trump is obviously afraid of the 25th Amendment being invoked, which would result in his immediate removal from office and being brought to justice. 

That said, nothing is really "obvious"...

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