This is naive. Liberals have underestimated Trump. People are always underestimating his intentions. Trump does understand what he is doing. He knows how to use lies, gaslighting, and propaganda to seize power and gain wealth. He wanted violence, he has strong sadistic or sociopathic tendencies. He was very intentionally leading a series of actions with the hope of pulling off a coup. He knew he could not win a popular election. He warned us all, that he would never concede. January 6th was a coup attempt, and he is not done plotting his coup.