There is a reason that Donald Trump almost exclusively grants interviews to outlets that are friendly to him. Fox News, OAN and Newsmax would never dare press Trump on anything that he is uncomfortable talking about.
There are some notable exceptions. Prior to the election last year, the former president sat down with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie. Trump was clearly agitated as the Today host repeatedly called him out on his lies and falsehoods.
The same thing happened on Tuesday when Trump spoke to NPR’s Steve Inskeep. The former president grew so uncomfortable explaining his election lies that he hung up on the call.
Trump whined, “Let me ask you this question. How come Biden couldn’t attract 20 people for a crowd? 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.”
The host responded, “If you’ll forgive me, maybe because the election was about you. If I can just move on to ask, 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?”
Trump then ranted about GOP Arizona Governor candidate Kari Lake, claiming she’s leading by a lot (she is not). The former president continued, “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. So Steve, thank you very much. I appreciate it.”
He then hung up on the call. Listen to the audio below:
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