Former U.S. President Donald Trump clarified that he personally made the decision to challenge the results of the 2020 election.
In a recent interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Trump stated that although he consulted with various individuals, he was the one who chose to propagate the false claim that he won the election.
Trump disclosed that he had sought counsel from multiple individuals following his defeat in the 2020 election to President Joe Biden.
However, the former president emphasized that the decision to overturn the election results was his own, although he did consider input from others. Currently, he faces multiple indictments related to these attempts and has entered a plea of not guilty for each one.
Trump acknowledged that he disregarded the advice of his attorneys, who informed him about his electoral defeat. He clarified his lack of regard for them, categorizing some as “RINOs” (Republicans in Name Only).
“They are hired without meeting them, solely relying on a recommendation, only to discover their lack of skill,” Trump remarked.
Special counsel Jack Smith’s indictment states that Trump knowingly spread false claims about the election. These false claims are alleged to be part of a criminal conspiracy.
Trump is currently facing charges in Georgia, accused of leading a “criminal enterprise” with the intention of overturning the election. These allegations mark four ongoing criminal cases against the former president.