Former President Donald Trump praised conservative news outlet One America News for exposing what he deems the “massive fraud” in the 2020 election, while mainstream media channels have largely ignored the critical issue. Meanwhile, in real life, he says that he meets numerous people who are gravely concerned about the issue.
“That’s all people ask me. They say ‘what’s going on in Arizona?’ They want to talk about the election fraud. The weak Republicans don’t want to talk about it. The weak or stupid or RINOs [Republican in name only], call them whatever you want, and yet the Republican voter, that’s what they want to hear,” Trump told OAN.
“They want to hear about 2020. They want to find out, is that something that should be turned over? When they rob a jewelry store of all the diamonds and they get caught, you have to return the diamonds. They want to find out what’s going on. The Republican voter wants the story. The weak Republican politician doesn’t want to talk about this story because they think it’s bad politically,” Trump said.
“I think it’s great politically,” he added. Watch the full interview below:
“There was an expression that I’ve heard, that you’ve heard, for many years — the vote counter is far more important than the politician, or the person running for office,” Trump added. “And that was the case, in this instance, for the presidential election. Very sad that this could happen. It was a third world election.”
Trump’s backing of the Arizona audit, and election audits elsewhere, is not without Congressional Republican support. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Congresswoman from New York who just replaced Rep. Liz Cheney in her House leadership positions, also supports it.
I support that audit,” Stefanik said. “Transparency is good for the American people. And again, this should be a nonpartisan issue, whether you are Republican, Democrat, independent, or conservative, transparency is important, and the audit was passed by the Arizona state Senate,” she added.
Arizona’s audit is also spurring other states to take a second look at the 2020 election. Vernon Jones, who is running for governor in Georgia, has vowed to replicated the Arizona audit in the southern state if elected.