Editor’s Note: Michael D’Antonio is the author of the book “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success” and co-author, with Peter Eisner, of the book “High Crimes: The Corruption, Impunity, and Impeachment of Donald Trump.” The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN.

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Donald Trump lost. The calmer people around him – including his daughter – are looking for new places to live, and work, and, let’s face it, recover. Others are stamping their feet – No! – right along with the boss. A lawyer advises challenging the election result in the courts – again. A retired general says call out the troops. There’s screaming and accusations. Trump wonders about appointing a special counsel to investigate his 7 million-vote defeat.