More clips continue to be released from British filmmaker Alex Holder’s documentary “Unprecedented,” which follows Donald Trump’s campaign efforts and the subsequent attempt to overturn the election results even after he understood he had lost. Holder has already fully cooperated with the January 6th House Select Committee, sitting for hours of closed-door testimony and providing requested footage of “TrumpWorld” in the weeks between the 2020 election and the January 6th insurrection.
The project has piqued the public interest from the time footage was leaked before the project’s debut: Ivanka Trump was shown in a December, 2020 interview seemingly supporting her father’s post-election challenge while, in testimony to the January 6th Committee, she said that she accepted Attorney General William Barr’s claims that the fraud allegations were bogus.
But in what some are calling the documentary’s “smoking gun,” Trump lays out his case for recounting votes that have already been certified, continuing to push his Big Lie despite being fully aware he had lost the election to Joe Biden.
Trump acknowledged that his supporters stormed the Capitol because they believed the election was stolen.
— Alex Holder (@alexjholder) July 12, 2022
In a new and exclusive clip shared by CNN, Holder asks Trump about the results in Georgia–now the subject of a special grand jury investigation in Fulton County–as well as the reason for January 6th. As usual, Trump can’t help but tell on himself. After losing dozens of election challenge lawsuits in the court challenges, Trump tells Holder, “You still need a judge who has courage, and so far we have not found that judge.” He says that the Supreme Court didn’t have the “guts” to sideline the election results and that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “is like a hard-headed rock.”
Trump had categorized January 6th as “a sad day, but it was a day with great anger in our country,” a couple of months after the attack. Never wavering from his false contention that the election was a fraud, Trump’s family and staff also never say anything disloyal. And although there is mention that, post-election, Ivanka wanted her father to concede, she doesn’t talk about it. Holder includes multiple clips of the moments as Trump trying to stage-manage his interviews, showing the extent to which he was concerned about his visual image, even once complaining that the image looked “too orange-y.”
The horror show. Never before seen footage of the Trump family by documentary filmmaker Alex Holder, now in the hands of the Jan 6 Committee. pic.twitter.com/9HVD3QYFFH
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) July 5, 2022