Former President Donald Trump said Sunday that he did not respect lawyers and members of his campaign who told him he lost the 2020 presidential election, and that it was his decision to join the theory that the election was rigged.
“In many cases, I didn’t respect them,” Trump said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” when asked why he decided to ignore his lawyers and advisers who told him he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden. “But I respected others. I respected many others who said the election was rigged.
Trump, the current front-runner in the GOP presidential primary, faces charges related to his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. In the federal case against him, prosecutors cited the fact that his lawyers had repeatedly told Trump that he had lost the election. Trump’s campaign lost dozens of lawsuits trying to challenge his 2020 defeat in the weeks after the election, as their baseless conspiracy theories were swept aside.