In a biting column for CNN, Richard Galant ridiculed Donald Trump's losing streak and claimed one-termer is getting a dose of reality now that he is no longer in office.
Noting that the president has long been a fan of using the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" at his rallies, Galant pointed out that the former president is failing to heed the lyrics.
"The theme of wishes denied seems apt for Trump these days. The former President keeps railing against the 2020 election results, falsely claiming Joe Biden's victory was fraudulent. On Wednesday, he broke new ground by saying Republicans won't vote in 2022 and 2024 if 'we don't solve the presidential election fraud of 2020...It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do,'" Gallant wrote before wryly pointing out, "But the election is settled -- Trump can't get what he wants."
Add to that, he wrote, Trump's attempt to use "executive privilege" to stop former aides from providing documents and speaking to the House committee investigating the Jan 6th Capitol riot that he helped inspire is likely to go down in flames too.
"Another thing Trump wants is executive privilege -- to quash fact-finding by the House select committee on the January 6 insurrection. He can't have that either," the CNN correspondent wrote before quoting CNN legal analyst Norman Eisen explaining, "Trump is no longer 'the President.' In the United States we still only have one of those at a time -- and President Joe Biden has not asserted privilege here. On the contrary, the Biden administration has cooperated with Congress, waiving privilege so far when it comes to witnesses and documents alike."
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