Former President Donald Trump called for an investigation into the 2020 election “insurrection,” claiming if nothing is done about the widespread fraud then “you really can’t look to the future.”
Trump made the remarks in a Thursday interview with Brexit architect Nigel Farage, who asked if Trump’s 2024 campaign message would focus on the stolen 2020 election or the future ahead.
“I think it has to be both,” Trump replied. “If you don’t study what took place and do something about it – if possible, I think they’re going to do something about it – I don’t view that as a forgone conclusion. If you don’t look back, you really can’t look to the future.”
“It has to be both…if you don’t study what took place and do something about it…If you don’t look back you really can’t look to the future.” pic.twitter.com/5SSCRBUWo1
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) December 3, 2021
Trump said the “insurrection” as characterized by the Democrats on January 6 was actually a legitimate protest against the real insurrection of the stolen 2020 presidential election.
“It was a massive rally with hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people. I think it was the largest crowd I’ve ever spoken to before,” Trump replied.
“And I reverse it. The insurrection took place on November 3, that was Election Day, and before and after, that was to me the insurrection. And January 6 was a protest,” he added.
Watch the full Trump interview: