The Washington Post reports:
Advisers say he voraciously watches any television coverage he can find of the Arizona recount and reads “everything he can get his hands on” about the audits, according to one person who speaks to Trump frequently. And he has made supporting his claims of a stolen election — or at least remaining silent about them — a litmus test of sorts as he decides whom to endorse for state and federal contests in 2022 and 2024.
“Everyone is talking about Arizona,” he said to an adviser who tried to broach 2022 endorsements. He brings up the topic at various events — even at nonprofit galas at his private Mar-a-Lago Club, where he made impromptu appearances this spring, they said. Anyone who tells him that he lost, one adviser said, “is pissing into the wind.” When advisers write speeches for him that do not refer to attempts to re-litigate the 2020 election, Trump ad-libs — riffing on states in granular detail.
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NEW: Trump has grown increasingly consumed with ballot audits as he pushes falsehood that election was stolen
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