What we’re hearing: Top Trump advisers sat the president down at the White House on Saturday and walked him through the “options for success,” a campaign official tells me.
The official added that they made clear to Trump the likely outcome of waging these legal battles, but he was firm that he wants to forge ahead anyway.
One source who recently spoke to the president tells Axios’ Jonathan Swan that even Trump has discussed the possibility of not winning. He has accepted that losing may be an outcome but insists on pursuing what he claims is mass fraud.
Several of his close advisers, including social media guru Dan Scavino and personnel director Johnny McEntee, are egging him on.
But people one rung out have privately accepted reality. They know the court cases are dead ends, and some are already putting out job feelers.