2021-03-03 09:45:09

Trump Confronted About Riots During Fox News Interview

Donald Trump gave an interview to Fox News after concluding his rant at CPAC over the weekend. Unsurprisingly, the former president did not bring up the January 6th Capitol insurrection during his CPAC speech, so Fox host Steve Hilton felt compelled to ask him about it. Hilton brought up reports about how Trump was watching gleefully on television as the events of the day unfolded and asked if Trump understood the gravity of the situation as it was taking place and in hindsight. True to form, Trump said it was “incorrect reporting” and bragged about the size of the rally at the Ellipse before the riots, calling it a “love fest” with “hundred of thousands of people and more than that.” Trump went on to blame House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not securing the Capitol building before the attack.

Trump was then asked if he was happier without having social media accounts like Twitter. He responded by saying he’s pleased to not have to worry about making spelling and grammar mistakes while typing out the tweets (even though every tweet needed corrections anyway). The former president went on to suggest that being off Twitter has helped his poll numbers. He said, “I think they’re the highest they’ve ever been.” This is untrue of course, as Trump left office with a personal-worst 29%-34% approval rating. Even though his presidency has ended, the lies have continued and there is no sign of Trump moderating his tone, attempting to live in reality, or leaving the public spotlight any time soon.

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