Trump Forced to Shorten Interview Over False Fraud Allegations Donald Trump News

In an interview with NPR, Trump continued to make baseless claims that he lost the 2020 election due to fraud.

Former US President Donald Trump abruptly ends an interview with ABC’s NPR after being pressured false report Election fraud pervasive in the 2020 presidential election.

The publicly funded broadcaster said Trump had planned to speak with “Morning Edition” host Steve Inskip for 15 minutes on Wednesday after declining to be interviewed for six years.

Instead, he hung up after just nine minutes, but not before reiterating claims that the 2020 presidential election was marred by fraud and that future elections are vulnerable to the same misconduct.

Numerous state recounts and dozens of lawsuits have dismissed Trump’s claims of voter fraud. Still, recent polls show that nearly 70 percent of Republicans believe Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump in the 2020 election because of fraud.

Trump said the Republican candidate in this year’s election will be “smart” in making his case. He highlighted Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Cary Lake, who has repeatedly pushed for baseless allegations.

“She’s very important on this issue … she’s a lot ahead. People don’t know how big the problem is and they don’t want it to happen again,” he said. “And the only way it doesn’t happen again is you have to address the rigged 2020 presidential election.”

When the host tried to press him, Trump was quick to say, “So, Steve, thank you very much. I appreciate it.” He hung up.

Before his abrupt exit, Trump attacked Republicans who denied that his election loss to Biden was the result of malfeasance.

He mocked Republican Senator Mike Rounds for saying on Sunday that “violations” did not change the outcome of the election, calling him a “jerk,” “weak,” and “ineffective.”

Meanwhile, he called Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a “loser.”

When asked about Republican election officials in Arizona, who underwent a GOP-ordered audit that found no major irregularities in the state’s vote management, he derided them as “RINOs” — a derogatory term meaning “” Nominal Republican”.

“Because they’re RINOs, frankly, a lot of people question that,” he said of the election officials’ actions.

Trump still under investigation by congressional committee over his role in abetting thugs Rush into the U.S. Capitol On January 6, 2021, an attempt to overthrow Biden’s electoral victory.

On Tuesday, the committee released Latest round of subpoenas, which includes asking for records and testimony from Ross Worthington, a former White House official who helped draft Trump’s Jan. 6 speech before rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.