Donald Trump abruptly ended his interview with NPR after he was repeatedly exposed to allegations of election fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
Interview transcripts, published Wednesday morning, showing Trump growing increasingly irritable when NPR’s Steve Inskeep asked him why he was still promoting debunked conspiracy theories about his election defeat.
After Inskeep told the former president that his fraudulent claims were simply untrue, the reporter asked Trump if he would refuse to endorse any Republican candidate who disputed the claims. his lie about the 2020 election or not.
Then Trump ended the call.
The recording shows Inskeep asking Trump: “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 an endorsement. yours? Is that an absolute? ”
The former president replied: “They will do whatever they want – whatever they have to do, they will do. But the intelligent ones — the ones that know, let’s take a look. Once again, you see how Kari Lake is doing, running for governor. She is very interested in this matter. She is leading a lot. People don’t know how big this problem is and they don’t want it to happen again. It’s not allowed to happen, and they don’t want it to happen again.”
Inskeep then continued by saying “I want to…” before Trump interrupted: “And the only way it won’t happen again is for you to solve the problem of the presidential election being rigged on year 2020.”
Inskeep again attempted to ask his question, before Trump signed off with the statement: “So Steve, thank you very much. I’m very impressed.”
The recording ends with Inskeep trying to keep Trump going, saying: “Woah, woah, woah, I have one more question. I would like to ask about a hearing yesterday on January 6. Judge Amit Mehta. He moved. YES.”
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