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Trump abruptly ends interview after NPR journalist roasts him on GOP’s Big Lie

Donald Trump abruptly hung up on an NPR reporter when questioned about his steadfast belief that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen,” while insisting that Republicans should doubt victory. election of President Joe Biden.

Trump’s renunciation fury came during Wednesday’s interview with NPR journalist Steve Inskeep, who pressed Trump on why he’s still pushing his voter fraud claims amid There is ample evidence that elections were free and fair. Trump called it “an advantage” to keep working on his campaign plot, saying “otherwise,” the Democrats “would have done it.” [steal the election] again in ’22 and ’24. “

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“If I may go on asking, would you tell Republicans in 2022 that they had to press your case in the last election to get your endorsement?” Inskeep then asked the former president. “Is that an absolute?”

“They’ll do whatever they want – whatever they have to, they’ll do. But smart people – who know, you see,” Trump replied. “People don’t know how big this problem is, and they don’t want it to happen again. It’s not supposed to happen and they don’t want it to happen again.”

Inskeep then tried to pivot to another question about the January 6 trial to be held on Wednesday, but Trump interrupted, still answering the final question: “And the only way it doesn’t happen again. is that you have to solve the president’s problem. 2020 election rigging.”

“So Steve, thank you very much. I appreciate that,” Trump added before hanging up.

During the nine-minute interview, originally scheduled for 15 minutes, Trump spoke on a range of different topics, including vaccinations, the 2020 election and his Republican opponents. .


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When asked about the vaccine, Trump said that Biden’s mandate to test or test the vaccine, which is currently under scrutiny by the Supreme Court, is “hurting our country.”

“Many Americans don’t support that and it’s hurting our country,” he said. “I recommend vaccines, but I think it’s an individual choice. I mean, it has to be individual, but I recommend them.”

In another point of the interview, Trump baselessly claimed that the Detroit election results were “out of balance,” even though Michigan Republicans found no evidence of voter fraud that changed the outcome. results statewide.

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“Going into Detroit and just asking yourself, is it true that there are more votes than voters?” Trump asked without providing some evidence. “Look at Pennsylvania. Look at Philadelphia. Is it true that there are more votes than voters?”

“That’s not true,” Inskeep replied.

Trump then implied that Biden’s victory couldn’t be based on voter turnout in presidential campaign events.

“Why can’t Biden get 20 people to a crowd?” Trump asked. “Why is it that when he’s giving speeches at different locations, nobody comes to see it, but suddenly he gets 80 million votes? No one believes it, Steve. No one believes it.”

Biden’s inauguration is third best is followed in presidential history, second only to former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.

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Huynh Nguyen

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