Trump Railed Against Jonathan Karl In Statement As Info From His Upcoming Book Makes Waves: “Third-Rate Reporter… Of ABC Fake News”

He's mad again.

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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:

Twitter users pounced.

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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