Trump 'a frightened little boy' with 'nothing he can do' to stop Georgia arraignment: Mary Trump

Trump 'a frightened little boy' with 'nothing he can do' to stop Georgia arraignment: Mary Trump
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: U.S. President Donald Trump attends a lunch meeting with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room at the White House June 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. The president called the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in favor of the administration's travel ban a "tremendous victory," according to published reports. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images).

After United States Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith indicted ex-President Donald Trump on thirty-seven criminal counts for illegally retaining classified documents at his Palm Beach, Florida Mar-a-Lago golf club, former New Jersey governor and 2024 presidential candidate Chris Christie predicted on MSNBC's Morning Joe that above all else, Trump is terrified of going to prison.

"No matter what he says, no matter how he’s bragging and going on and on about him not being afraid, he goes to bed every night, thinking about the sound of that jail cell door closing behind him," Christie said on July 11th.

Trump has until Friday, August 25th to surrender to authorities in Georgia, where Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has filed forty-one charges against Trump and eighteen of his allies for violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act when they allegedly orchestrated a conspiracy to steal the 2020 election.

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On Wednesday's edition of Alex Wagner Tonight, Trump's niece, author Mary Trump, told host Alex Wagner that Christie is giving Trump too much credit.

"What do you think of this idea that Chris Christie floated a couple of weeks ago? He says he knows Trump really well and no matter how he's been bragging and going on about not being afraid, he goes to bed every night thinking about the sound of that jail cell door closing behind him. Do you think that deep down inside this is weighing on him in the middle of the night, for example?" Wagner asked.

"I don't think that it's as conscious as Chris Christie seems to think because there are so many reasons for Donald not to believe this is happening, first of all, and secondly, probably the worst thing he can feel is humiliation," Trump replied.

"So he uses a lot of weapons at his disposal, a lot of defense mechanisms to displace that humiliation to make it unconscious so he doesn't have to feel. So we've been hearing from a lot of people in his inner circle that he's furious all the time. It is much better to feel angry than it is to feel humiliated or afraid, but Donald is, and always has been a frightened little boy deep down," Trump continued. "I actually believe that when he goes through this process next week or in the coming days, if he does as he should, as all of them should, because everybody else in his position has to, it might actually start breaking through that. There's nothing he can do to get out of this. We saw this in New York. He wasn't arrogant. He wasn't brash. He submitted in a way that was meek and we're going to see the same thing but on steroids in the next week."

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