Trump asserts his role in election overturn efforts

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.18 - 2023 8:52 AM CET

Trump asserts his role in election overturn efforts

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump has clarified that the decision to challenge the 2020 election results was ultimately his own.

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 revealed that he had received advice from multiple people after losing the 2020 election to President Joe Biden.

However, he emphasized, "It was my decision, but I listened to some people." The former president is currently facing multiple indictments for his attempts to overturn the election results, all of which he has pleaded not guilty to.

Trump also admitted that he did not heed the counsel of his attorneys who told him he had lost the election. He explained that he didn't respect them, labeling some as "RINOs" (Republicans in Name Only).

"You hire them, you've never met these people, you get a recommendation, they turn out to be not so good," Trump said.

Special counsel Jack Smith's indictment asserts that Trump knowingly spread false claims about the election as part of an alleged criminal conspiracy.

Trump is also facing charges in Georgia for being the head of a "criminal enterprise" aimed at overturning the election. These cases are among four criminal cases currently against the former president.