Trump Warns Republicans That a ‘Corrupt Election’ Could Cause Losses Again if Not Addressed

Former President Trump sends a warning to the GOP that if they want to win the upcoming elections they have to fix damage done to the election process.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Former President Donald Trump said during a recent interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep that was prerecorded and aired on Tuesday that Republicans could lose elections again due to fraud.
  • The president was repeatedly interrupted during the interview, during which he asserted that the 2020 presidential election was corrupt, according to Newsmax.
  • The interviewer became combative when Trump said that people don’t understand how corrupt the previous election actually was, and that it cannot be allowed to happen again if the country’s election system is to maintain integrity.
  • Trump also came right out and said that the election was “rigged,” rejecting Inskeep’s assertion about presumed mistakes during his time in office.
  • The former president also called out “RINOs” and the “losers” who want to focus on future elections instead of getting to the heart of what he claims was critical fraud in the last election.
IN TRUMP’S OWN WORDS:
  • “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,” Trump said during the interview.
  • When asked to speak to the Arizona election results, which the former president has asserted were corrupt, Trump said that “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?”
  • When asked why other Republicans accepted the Arizona results, Trump responded by saying, “Because they’re RINOs, and frankly, a lot of people are questioning that,” going on to point out that “some of those same people” in Congress seemed particularly negligent, despite sharing his party.
BACKGROUND:
  • Trump has consistently contested the 2020 presidential election results, even going so far as to leave Washington D.C. without attending his successor’s inauguration in protest.
  • The former president has continued his habit of leaving situations where he sees no positive outcome, taking the same route with his NPR interview where Inskeep claimed Trump hung up on him before the interviewer was done.
  • Trump bolstered his claims that the election results were a sham with the particularly small crowds that the current president has been able to attract to events, saying, “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.”