Former President Donald Trump isn’t taking excerpts from Jonathan Karl’s forthcoming book, ‘Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show’ very well. The twice-impeached one-term president released a statement that was tweeted out by his spokesperson Liz Harrington to circumvent his ban from the behemoth social site for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.
Trump, of course, repeated his big lie of a “rigged election,” then he tore into Karl over an excerpt that says that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to disinvite Trump from President Joe Biden’s then-upcoming inauguration because he was concerned that the former president might disrupt the peaceful transfer of power.
“McConnell felt he could not give Trump another opportunity to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power,” Karl writes in the new book, according to ABC News. “McConnell wanted to get a letter together from the top four congressional leaders informing Trump that he had been disinvited.”
Trump insisted that he decided to not attend the inauguration of his successor, and called McConnell a “broken-down crow.” Trump called Karl a “third rate reporter” and called ABC “fake news,” then said that if he had ever gotten such a letter, he “probably would have held my nose and gone.”
You can read the complete statement below:
President Donald J. Trump:
“From Election Day, November 3rd, the day I realized that the 2020 Presidential Election was rigged, I would never have agreed to go to Joe Biden’s Inauguration. This decision was mine, and mine alone. The old broken-down Crow, Mitch McConnell… pic.twitter.com/pyAYyn11Dk
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) November 15, 2021
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Twitter users pounced.
The election wasn’t rigged. This shit is getting old.
— Roseann🤘 🇺🇸 (@number9r) November 15, 2021
Lmfaooo someone bring him his bottle and put him to bed already 🤣😂
— Dr. Zeus (@zeus_doc) November 15, 2021
You realize Karl had a tape recorder, don’t you? Person, woman, man, camera, tv
— Some Old Lady (@Some_________) November 15, 2021
This dude could just move on and live his life but here we are
— db🧢 (@swampy1980) November 15, 2021
— Popular Monster (@Doxy6661) November 15, 2021
— 🌸ₘ.ₐ. ₗₐₚᵢₙₛₖᵢ🌸 (@Empressmish13) November 15, 2021
When Trump talks of a rigged election, it’s just projection. The former president has tried to overturn the election ever since he lost to Joe Biden in the popular and electoral votes. It’s surprising that this bitter old man still has any support at all.
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