You can rely on Donald Trump giving it to you straight. That’s exactly what he did at the CNN town hall.
But Donald Trump blew everyone’s mind with what he just admitted to CNN.
In a heated CNN town hall on Wednesday, former President Donald Trump once more refused to accept that he lost the 2020 election and declared that he would pardon many of his fans who had been found guilty of taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
The Republican Trump reiterated his long-standing assertion that the election was rigged against him when CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins questioned him on whether he would admit that he lost to Democrat Joe Biden in 2020.
At Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, an early-nominating state that could be crucial in Trump’s drive for a second term in the White House in 2024, he remarked, “It was a horrible election.”
He disproved worries from some Republican Party executives that his fixation on his defeat may cost the party support from Republican voters who want to move on and concentrate on more urgent matters by sticking fast on his claims about the 2020 elections.
Trump refused to apologize for the tragic attack on the U.S. Capitol when his supporters tried to stop Congress from approving the election results, and he reiterated his intention to pardon those responsible if voters elected him president again in 2024.
“I am inclined to pardon many of them. I can’t say for every single one because a couple of them probably they got out of control,” Trump stated.
CNN’s Collins repeatedly interrupted Trump, with Collins contradicting many of Trump’s assertions concerning the 2020 election and the attack on January 6 that came after a speech he gave that day in front of the White House.
“I’ve never spoken to a crowd as large as that, and that was because they thought the election was rigged. They were there with love in their heart. That was unbelievable, and it was a beautiful day,” Trump said about his supporters.
Trump received a standing ovation as he entered the stage from the New Hampshire Republicans and independent voters who want to cast ballots in the Republican primary.
Collins attempted to fact-check Trump’s claims in real time, but blatantly stumbled over herself repeatedly.
Trump also once more denied the jury’s finding that he assaulted magazine writer E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s, an accusation that has zero substantive evidence.
An audience member questioned Trump about what he had to say to supporters who claim that it disqualifies him from serving as president.
“Well, there aren’t too many of them because my poll numbers just came out. They went up,” he replied.
The CNN town hall was a strong showing for Trump overall and definitely set the political and media world on fire.
It will be interesting to see if Joe Biden tries to stage any sort of response to the strong showing from Trump with an interview or town hall of his own. But we wouldn’t bet on it.
Stay tuned to the Federalist Wire.