Former President Donald Trump recently said that “RINOs” and “losers” are wanting to keep the focus right now on future elections instead of going back and correcting the things believed to have taken place during the 2020 presidential race in 2020.
Trump, who was the sitting president who got the most votes in history and still lost, warns the “Republicans in Name Only” who don’t learn from the “corrupt election” are simply doomed to repeat it.
Take it, or leave it — and Trump left it in an NPR interview where the interviewer claimed Trump hung up on him after asking about the past election results on the premise Republicans should not be talking about the past.
“The ones that are smart — the ones that know — you take a look at,” Trump stated during the interview with NPR. “Again, you take a look at how Kari Lake is doing, running for governor. She’s very big on this issue. She’s leading by a lot.”
“People have no idea how big this issue is, and they don’t want it to happen again. It shouldn’t be allowed to happen, and they don’t want it to happen again,” he continued.
A combative and contrarian Steve Inskeep interrupted Trump around 10 times in nine minutes of an interview recorded Tuesday that was not aired live, the last two being at that moment.
“I want to,” Inskeep said, as Trump kept on his point.
“And the only way it’s not going to happen again is you have to solve the problem of the presidential rigged election of 2020,” Trump stated.
Inskeep cut in for the last time, “Mr. President, if I …” before Trump thanked the NPR reporter and ended the interview.
“So Steve, thank you very much. I appreciate it,” the former president said as he left.
Trump rejected Inskeep repetitively debating him on denouncing the ills of the past presidential election, using the words of Sens. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., two Republicans that claim looking back at the past election puts them at a disadvantage in the midterms.
“No, I think it’s an advantage, because otherwise they’re going to do it again in ’22 and ’24,” Trump remarked. “And Rounds is wrong on that, totally wrong. If you look at the numbers, if you look at the findings in Arizona, if you look at what’s going on in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, by the way — and take a look at Wisconsin — they’re finding things that nobody thought possible.”
“This was a corrupt election,” the former president said.
At one point in the interview, Inskeep asked why Doug Logan of Cyber Ninjas, the company that conducted the forensic audit in Arizona, said, “The ballots that were provided to us to count in the Coliseum very accurately correlate with the official canvass numbers.”
“The ballots may correspond, but look at the ballots themselves. The number of ballots doesn’t mean anything. It’s who signed the ballots, where did the ballots come from. What you really have to do in that report is look at the findings. And the findings are devastating for Arizona. They’re devastating like nobody’s seen before,” Trump stated in response.
Inskeep then asked why Arizona then accepted the results.
“Because they’re RINOs, and frankly, a lot of people are questioning that,” Trump noted, pointing to Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., grilling “some of those same people” in Congress who “weren’t able to answer anything. He made them look like fools. They couldn’t answer a thing.”
Inskeep then attempted to continue debating Trump on this issue, though he failed to produce any evidence to support his position on the matter.
“You know the real truth, Steve, and this election was a rigged election,” Trump stated firmly, not taking any of the garbage Inskeep was spewing.
“Inskeep went back to Rounds’ remarks Sunday on ABC News, claiming ‘a vast majority of your allies in the United States Senate are not standing behind you’ — ignoring the logic that actual allies tend to be allied not in opposition,” the report said.
“Because Mitch McConnell is a loser,” the former president said. “And frankly, Mitch McConnell, if he were on the other side and if [Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Schumer were put in his position, he would have been fighting this like you’ve never seen before. He would have been fighting this, because when you look at it, and this is long — is a long way from over.”
The interruptions just kept on coming, but the more they did, the more fired up Trump got until he started asking some questions of his own.
“You think Biden got 80 million votes? Because I don’t believe it,” Trump stated matter-of-factly.
“It’s true that you got more than any sitting president in the election you’ve disputed,” Inskeep replied.
“You mean he got them sitting in his basement,” Trump said to Inskeep, who once again interrupted him in order to get to his final question, which would be about ongoing Jan. 6 documents litigation, but never got to ask.
“Let me ask you this question: How come Biden couldn’t attract 20 people for a crowd? How come when he went to speak in different locations, nobody came to watch, but all of a sudden he got 80 million votes? Nobody believes that, Steve. Nobody believes that,” Trump said.