Lara Trump defends father-in-law in Fox interview

August 21, 2023
Robert Ayers

Lara Trump has come to the defense of her father-in-law, former President Donald Trump, after Trump's latest indictment. 

Lara Trump did so during a recent appearance on the Fox News Channel's Jesse Watters Primetime.

This appearance came after Trump was indicted in Georgia for his and his associates' attempt to challenge the state's results in the 2020 presidential election.

Lara Trump, during her Fox appearance, defended the post-2020 election actions taken by Trump.

"We had a lot of questions"

Lara Trump began by stating her father-in-law's motivation.

"So, we had a lot of questions about what happened in the 2020 election," Trump said. "Quite frankly, I don’t think we’ve ever had an election in the United States history that we’ve come out of having more questions than we did post-2020."

There is no doubt that many Americans did and still do agree with this statement. Given these doubts, Trump said that her father-in-law did what any president would do.

Trump continued:

Obviously, one of those people as well as a sitting president of the United States, my father-in-law Donald Trump, who did exactly what you would want a president to do. He upheld and defended the Constitution of the United States by trying to ensure that we indeed had a free and fair election.

Trump said that this was her father-in-law's "whole goal." She said, "That’s what he wanted to ensure was going on."

She's right

Lara Trump is not the only one making the argument that Trump essentially acted reasonably by trying to look to make sure that the results of the 2020 presidential election were legitimate.

Someone else who has made this argument is Alan Dershowitz, the renowned criminal defense attorney who is also an expert on the U.S. Constitution.

Dershowitz - an old-school liberal who always emphasizes that he is not a Trump supporter - has vigorously come out against the indictment that has now been brought against Trump by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Dershowitz has even previewed the argument that he would make to the jury if he were defending Trump. And, as part of the argument, Dershowitz said that he would tell the jury that, if Trump truly believed that there were problems with the 2020 presidential election, looking into those problems would have been the right thing to do.

That being said, chances are that Trump will be convicted because of the fact that this case is taking place in a part of Georgia that is heavily Democratic. Experts do believe that Trump will win on appeal, but this is all besides the point. The real question is what all of this is going to do to Trump's 2024 election chances.

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