There were big headlines after Donald Trump’s recent interview with Sean Hannity, as leftwing outlets suddenly proclaimed that Trump “admitted he lost” the 2020 election. This is typical media hogwash and propaganda. After describing the election night shenanigans to Hannity, Trump added the words, “…and we lost.” He was describing the horror of a national crime and in no way “admitting he lost” as the usual propagandists and liars are claiming.
Anyway, you probably saw the Hannity interview so I don’t need to cover everything that was said. I want to talk about the other interview that President Trump gave, which hasn’t gotten as much press.
Trump sat down for an hour with Real Clear Investigations reporter Ben Weingarten this week. It was spicy, as you’d expect, and the president doesn’t look like he has lost a step in terms of his command of the issues and his spitfire attitude toward America’s enemies. And there were some great quotes in it!
First, Donald Trump remains firm in the belief that he absolutely won the 2020 election by a lot:
“You’ve heard the expression that the person who counts the votes is far more important than the candidate, right? I never thought much about it; turned out to be right. It’s a corrupt election and you’ll never hear me say anything else. And they’re vicious. … They go after you for saying it.”
So much for Trump “admitting he lost,” as the media is claiming. The real president then continued:
“I don’t believe that a message of defund the police, open borders, sanctuary cities, no freedom of speech … gets 50 [percent] of the vote. I think you get 50 [percent] because [Democrats] cheat like hell in the elections … and that’s what they want to do to the whole country.”
Trump also lambasted the illegitimate Biden regime for completely losing operational control of America’s southern border. He notes the irony in the fact that he was tough on Central American countries, and they loved him for it. Most people with functioning brain cells realize that illegal immigration hurts both the host country and the countries the illegals are fleeing from. That’s why Kamala Harris was greeted with signs reading “Trump Won” when she traveled to Guatemala earlier this month.
“I refused to give them money, and their signs [say], ‘We love Trump, Trump won.’ They’re booing [Vice President Kamala Harris]. Instead of saying we’re not going to pay you, [the Biden administration is] giving them $4 billion.”
Contrary to the Democrat belief system, the rest of the world despises weakness. There was a remarkable photograph from the G7 Summit this week in which French leader Emmanuel Macron is leaning over Joe Biden and forcefully wagging his finger in Biden’s face. And Biden is cringing away from Macron in fear.
Macron! The guy who literally got B-slapped in an embarrassing public incident. When Emmanuel Macron is pushing you around, it might be time to go locate a spine. The world despises us right now. The other G7 leaders were constantly laughing at Biden all throughout the summit as he bumbled around getting lost.
Can you imagine that happening to Donald Trump? I don’t think anyone can imagine it. Even Vladimir Putin of Russia was deferential in his remarks about Donald Trump this past week, while sneeringly referring to Joe Biden as a “career politician.”
Changing gears from border policy in the interview, Trump asked:
“Where the hell is Durham? Is that an embarrassment, or what? I wonder if Durham’s ever even going to come out with a report.”
Most of us, like Donald Trump, have already decided that the much-vaunted “Durham report” is never going to happen. If Durham is actually working on anything (which he might not be), and a report ever sees the light of day, it will likely be so watered down that it tells us nothing of significance. We already know most of the threads and players in the Russia collusion hoax anyway.
You can read the rest of the interview over at RealClearInvestigations. It’s well worth reading to the very end. The epithet that Trump uses to describe Mitch McConnell earned a snort of laughter from me. Trump also left the interviewer with “the distinct impression that he is itching to get into the presidential race in 2024.”
Trust me, we’re all itching for that day.