President Trump hung up on NPR’s Steve Inskeep today after nine minutes of skeptical questioning about the 2020 election:
"He's gone, okay."
— NPR's Steve Inskeep after former President Trumps rants about solving "the problem of the presidential rigged election of 2020" and then hangs up. pic.twitter.com/u4SMnM3M4y
— The Recount (@therecount) January 12, 2022
Here’s more from DC EXAMINER:
Former President Donald Trump hung up during a phone interview about the 2020 election.
After nine minutes of questioning about why “the vast majority of [Trump’s] allies in the United States Senate are not standing behind” him on his claims of widespread voter fraud and whether Republicans hoping to earn the former president’s backing “must press [his] case on the past election in order to get [his] endorsement,” Trump ended the call.
“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 told NPR’s Steve Inskeep in an interview released on Wednesday before disconnecting.
Trump also reiterated criticism of Sen. Mike Rounds, whom he had blasted on Monday over the senator’s comments about the 2020 election being fair.
“Rounds is wrong on that, totally wrong … This was a corrupt election,” he said when Inskeep asked about Rounds’s defense of the security of the 2020 election.
Trump said he believes speaking about the 2020 election is an advantage for Republicans because “otherwise [Democrats are] going to do it again in ’22 and ’24.”
I suspect that the reason Trump hung up abruptly is Inskeep interrupting him with ‘woah woah woah’.
Trump isn’t wrong about it happening again in Democrat states if the legislatures refuse to uncover and fix the problem. But trying to convince people in the media of this, who hate him, is a losing proposition. I’m honestly shocked he did this NPR interview in the first place.