President Donald Trump is frustrated with how his legal team has been handling the election fight, according to an NBC News report on Monday.
Trump has become worried that his team is made up of “fools that are making him look bad,” one official told NBC.
The team, which includes his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, is in charge of overseeing Trump’s ongoing lawsuits over the election results.
Several officials familiar with the president’s reactions told NBC that Trump was upset with Guiliani’s appearance at chaotic news conference held last week at the Republican National Committee headquarters.
The president took umbrage with Giuliani’s hair dye dripping down the sides of his face while he was speaking at the nearly 2-hour-long event, one source told NBC.
Giuliani, along with Trump’s legal adviser Jenna Ellis and the now-fired lawyer Sidney Powell, defended Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud at the conference.
Trump’s legal team also pushed conspiracy theories about politicians being paid to hack voting machines and foreign countries trying to steal the election. The Trump campaign has since tried to distance itself from the scene and released a statement on Sunday that Powell is no longer part of the president’s legal team.
“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team,” a statement attributed to Giuliani and Ellis read. “She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.”
Trump has not publicly acknowledged his election loss and has refused to concede. His campaign remains steadfast in its pursuit of overturning the election outcome, though has yet to win any of the 22 lawsuits filed in several states. President-elect Joe Biden became the projected winner of the race more than two weeks ago.
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