Since Donald Trump turned president in 2016, National Public Radio (NPR) had tried unsuccessfully for an interview with the Republican president. I by no means did. The White House gave a no in response to the necessities. Until this previous Tuesday, when the presenter of the morning present Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep, He was in a position to interview the previous president by phone, who was at his Florida residence in Mar-a-Lago. The time agreed with the radio station was quarter-hour. At the ninth minute, Trump hung up the telephone on the veteran journalist. The dialog aired this Wednesday morning.
For about six years I’ve been asking Donald Trump for an interview. It by no means occurred till the previous president got here on the road at this time. Tomorrow on @MorningEdition we’ll hear what he stated, up to date that he hung up on me. @NPR
– Steve Inskeep (@NPRinskeep) January 11, 2022
Trump was pressured by Inskeep over his unfounded allegations of voter fraud, which the Republican calls The Big Lie, and his insistence that the 2020 elections had been rigged in opposition to him. As NPR explains on its web site, Trump determined to chop off communication when the announcer questioned him about whether or not, as he had been saying, he would solely assist Republican candidates who defend his concept of electoral fraud. The former president referred to those candidates as “very smart” and gave Kari Lake for instance, competing for the governor’s home in Arizona.
“This issue is important to her,” Trump stated of Lake and the false electoral theft. “People have no idea how big this problem is and they don’t want it to happen again,” reported Trump. “The only way it doesn’t happen again is by solving the rigged 2020 presidential election fraud.”
At the time, Inskeep tried to intervene, however Trump had already determined to not observe by way of. “Steve, thanks very a lot. Thank you”. And hung up the phone. The journalist was surprised and expressed his protest, managing to say: “Eh, eh eh … I’ve another query!” The most that the announcer could contribute was to inform listeners that the battery of questions about the responsibility of the ex-president in the assault on the Capitol in January 2021 had remained in the pipeline.
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