While many want former President Donald Trump to focus on the possibility of making another run for the White House in 2024, the 45th president still has a lot to say about the 2020 election — an election he strongly feels was stolen from him by President Joe Biden.
According to The Washington Times, during a recent interview with David Brody on Real America’s Voice, the former president made crystal clear that he doesn’t approve of Biden’s win, telling the host he “never admitted defeat” after the election, while continuing his claims that the election was rife with widespread voter fraud.
Trump stands firm
In a portion of the interview, which includes Brody speaking with Trump via phone, the host asked the former president to clarify something he allegedly said recently about admitting defeat to Biden, which the former president firmly denied.
“I never used the word concede, I have not conceded,” Trump said, after insisting that the 2020 election was not one he believes was fairly conducted.
BREAKING: President Donald Trump tells @dbrodyreports: “I never admitted defeat…I have not conceded.” Watch the rest of the interview on #TheWaterCooler today on #RealAmVoice @Justthenews pic.twitter.com/gknI9FDQH4
— Real America’s Voice (RAV) (@RealAmVoice) June 21, 2021
Trump also highlighted the ongoing ballot audit currently taking place in Maricopa County, Arizona — a process which he believes will not only vindicate his claims that the 2020 election was fraudulent, but added that he thinks a number of other swing states will be forced to conduct similar audits in the coming months.
As Yahoo News reported, Trump held firm to not admitting defeat after the 2020 election until the Jan. 6 Capitol riot took place, which afterward in a statement the former president said, “My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power.”
Speaker Donald Trump?
The former president was also pressed on the suggestion that there are potential plans in the works for making a run for the House Speaker position next year, assuming Republicans win majority control in the lower chamber.
“Well, I’ve heard the talk, and it’s getting more and more, but it’s not something that I would have considered, but it is — certainly, there is a lot of talk about it,” Trump said, before heaping praise on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who he believes will soon take the top House leadership position.
But as The Washington Times reported, earlier this month Trump appeared to be fascinated with the idea of running for the speakership, telling radio host Wayne Allyn Root, “That’s so interesting,” when asked about the possibility.
The idea has been floated by Trump’s supporters on social media as a tactic to lead the revolt against the Biden administration’s legislative proposals after the 2022 election, as the U.S. Constitution doesn’t specify that the House leadership position has to be filled by an elected House member.
Trump is well-known for putting out mixed signals in an effort to keep the mainstream media guessing, which seems to work every time. Only time will tell if and when — and how — we’ll see Trump return to politics, but we probably won’t know much about it until it actually happens, if history is a guide.