Former U.S. President Donald Trump clarified that ultimately, it was his own decision to challenge the election results of 2020.
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 sought counsel from multiple individuals following his defeat in the 2020 election to President Joe Biden.
However, the former president stressed, “I made the decision, but I did consider input from others.” Currently, he is facing numerous indictments for his efforts to overturn the election results. Despite these charges, he maintains his plea of not guilty.
Trump also acknowledged that he disregarded the advice of his attorneys, who informed him of his loss in the election. He clarified his lack of respect for them by labeling certain individuals as “RINOs” or Republicans in Name Only.
“You hire them, never having met these individuals and relying solely on a recommendation, only to discover they fall short of expectations,” stated Trump.
Special counsel Jack Smith’s indictment claims that Trump purposefully propagated false allegations about the election as part of an alleged criminal conspiracy.
Trump is currently facing charges in Georgia as he is alleged to have led a “criminal enterprise” with the goal of overturning the election. These charges constitute four out of the multiple criminal cases against the former president.