Former President Donald Trump seems to inadvertently confess to his crimes during interviews on TV and Truth Social. If there is one thing that will take the twice-impeached former President down, it's his big mouth. Trump went as far as to take all the blame for his decision to push the false claim he won the presidency and try overturning the results during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."
"It was my decision, but I listened to some people," Trump told NBC's "Meet the Press" in an interview that aired Sunday.
Trump has been indicted over his efforts to subvert the 2020 election results. He has pleaded not guilty in all cases and denied any wrongdoing.
A central premise of special counsel Jack Smith's case, according to his indictment of the former President, is that Trump knew the election claims he was making were false after being told by close aides that he had lost but disseminated them anyway to make them appear legitimate – all in service of an alleged criminal conspiracy.
"I was listening to different people, and when I added it all up, the election was rigged," Trump told Kristen Welker in the interview, again pushing the false claim as he seeks the 2024 Republican nomination for President.
"You know who I listen to? Myself. I saw what happened," Trump said.
Keep going. Tell us more.
The former President said he didn't listen to his attorneys who told him he lost the election because he didn't respect them.
"You hire them, you've never met these people, you get a recommendation, they turn out to be RINOs (Republicans in name only), or they turn out to be not so good. In many cases, I didn't respect them," Trump said. "But I did respect others. I respected many others that said the election was rigged."
He needs to do more interviews. Confession is good for the soul. I'm sure Jack Smith appreciates it.