'Snowflake' Trump trolled for hanging up on NPR journo when pressed on election fraud claims

Steve Inskeep repeatedly challenged Trump on his controversial claims and asked him why GOP officials in several states had accepted the results


                            'Snowflake' Trump trolled for hanging up on NPR journo when pressed on election fraud claims
Steve Inskeep (L) repeatedly challenged Donald Trump (R) on his election fraud claims throughout the interview (Twitter/NPR)

Former President Donald  Trump was mocked after he hung up on an NPR journalist who pressed him on his repeated claims that the 2020 election was rigged.

In a conversation with NPR host Steve Inskeep, Trump, 75, said the scores of court cases filed by his team and his supporters after the election did not stand up in court because it was "too early" to demonstrate the fraud he claims took place. Meanwhile, the 45th POTUS also dismissed Kory Langhofer, one of his own lawyers, saying he "did not think he was a good attorney to hire." Trump also claimed that a lot more evidence of fraud has since been recovered, pointing to cases such as the alleged "out of balance" results in Detroit.

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Inskeep repeatedly challenged Trump on his controversial claims and asked him why Republican officials in several states had accepted the results if the fraud he alleges was so widespread. Trump responded specifically on the case of the Maricopa County audit held in Arizona, which ended up widening Joe Biden's margin of victory. “Because they’re RINOs, and frankly, a lot of people are questioning that," Trump stated. "Why wouldn't they? They fought very hard, the Maricopa County people. And people don’t understand it, because all you have to do is look at the findings. And, just so you know, some of those people went before Congress a short while ago… They couldn’t answer a thing. They got up and gave a beautiful statement. And then when it came time to ask, why this? Why that? What about these votes? What about those votes? They look like total fools.”



 

“Are you telling Republicans in 2022 that they must press your case on the past election in order to get your endorsement? Is that an absolute?” Inskeep asked Trump, who remained insistent in his response. “They are going to do whatever they want to do — whatever they have to do, they're going to do. But the ones that are smart — the ones that know, you take a look at. Again, you take a look at how Kari Lake is doing, running for governor. She's very big on this issue. She's leading by a lot. 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." He added, “And the only way it's not going to happen again is you have to solve the problem of the presidential rigged election of 2020," before abruptly hanging up the call.



 

Critics of Trump pounced on the opportunity to mock him on social media.

"The press complains about Biden not giving it enough face time, but all TFG does is mumble easily disproven conspiracy theories for 10 minutes and then storm off in a huff," Bloomberg editor Mark Gongloff tweeted.

"Former President Trump grants NPR an interview, but when the going gets tough, the man who says he's "a fighter" hangs up," columnist Paul Brandus added.

"What a snowflake," one Twitter user wrote "That phone was rigged!" someone else quipped.



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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