President Trump gave some background on how the decision to challenge the 2020 elections came about.
Former President Donald Trump received advice from many different people after the 2020 elections, and after weighing various opinions, as well as his own thoughts about it, he ultimately decided to formally challenge the results.
In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Kristen Welker, he spoke about what went into the decision.
“I was listening to different people. And when I added it all up, the election was rigged,” he said. “It was my decision.”
The two discussed the four criminal indictments against President Trump, including the one in Washington that alleges his actions in challenging the election went too far, tying the charges to the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
Ms. Welker asked why he decided to challenge the elections even after “the most senior lawyers in your own administration and on your campaign” told him he lost.
“I didn’t respect them as lawyers,” he said, adding that former Attorney General Bill Barr had allegedly been afraid of an impeachment inquiry and acted to avoid that, and many others he had hired based on recommendations. “But I did respect others.”
“It’s my choice,” he