Dana Bash claims Trump knows “he’s lost” but is enacting “payback” for the Russia investigation against him

Thursday, CNN host Anderson Cooper said to guest Dana Bash  “Dana, your reporting is that President Trump knows he’s lost but is delaying the inevitable out of revenge. Explain what you’ve heard.”

Bash said that sources tell her Trump knows “in his heart of hearts” he can’t win.

She continued “but what this source added was that what the president is saying, pretty explicitly, is he feels that the Democrats, when the president won in 2016, tried to make his win illegitimate by the Russia investigation, the dossier and everything that went along with it. And so he is using their playbook. That’s — that’s his thinking.”

Bash explained “And he’s, you know, I use the word payback.”

Cooper asked about Trump’s view of his lawyer Rudy Giuliani since several Trump campaign lawsuits have been rejected by courts.

“The president wants somebody out there fighting for him,” Bash replied “and the president wants somebody out there going down whatever rabbit hole they feel comfortable doing. Other lawyers who have a lot more credibility with election law are nowhere to be found, and there’s a reason for that, Anderson.”