It has been a long time since Donald Trump handled such a well-prepared journalist. For about ten minutes, NPR Public Radio’s Steve Inskip patiently checked the facts. Every false claim Of a former U.S. president about what is called fraud In the presidency 2020. Donald Trump did not like it, he ended the interview he recorded on Tuesday and aired on Wednesday.
In an interview with @nprinskeep, Former President Trump continues to deny the reality of his 2020 election defeat.
He was abruptly terminated after 9 minutes of lying. https://t.co/3Wc2RX7lQH
– NPR (NPR) January 12, 2022
The exchange begins heartily at Pandemic. “Vaccines, I recommend them, but it should be a personal choice,” says Donald Trump.
“You are well aware that this is a false partial report”
Very soon, the debate shifts to the November 2022 midterm elections. The journalist asks the former president to respond to the words of the Republican senator from South Dakota. According to Mike Rounds, “Republicans lost the 2020 presidential election” and talking about so-called fraud this year will cause their constituents to stay home.
“If you look at what they’ve found in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin, they find the impossible. It was an artificial choice,” Donald Trump retorted.
Steve Inskip reads the conclusion of an unofficial audit sponsored by the Arizona Republicans, No evidence of fraud was found On a large scale. Citing Donald Trump’s lawyers, they were forced to admit before several judges that they did not claim fraud had taken place. “Isn’t it true that Philadelphia had more ballots than voters?” , Donald Trump continues. “It’s not right. You know very well that it was a false partial report Later edited », The journalist retorts.
“Mitch McConnell is not a loser”
Why do so few Republican senators support the Democrats’ call? The big lie “,” The big lie “?” Because Mitch McConnell a The loser Donald Trump is upset that the Republican leader in the Senate did not defend himself enough. The former president has affected dozens of judges and the Supreme Court who have ruled against his campaignRefused to take up the case “.” For not having Standing », Clarifies to the journalist (the court held that Texas did not have the capacity to file a complaint).
Steve Insight asks Donald Trump if Republican midterm candidates need to support his fraud allegations in order to gain his support this year. Response: “They do whatever they want. The only way to prevent it from happening again is to find out what happened in the 2020 election.
The journalist tries to continue with another question, only 9 of the 15 minutes scheduled for the interview. “Thanks Steve, this was great,” said Donald Trump. “I just wanted to ask you a question about January 6th … he’s not there now, right?”
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