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Confronted over Lies About 2020 Election, Donald Trump Cuts Short NPR Interview 

HeadlineJan 13, 2022

President Trump cut short a telephone interview with National Public Radio on Tuesday after he was repeatedly called out over his lies about the 2020 election. Trump hung up less than nine minutes into what was supposed to have been a 15-minute interview with host Steve Inskeep, after repeating conspiracy theories about Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. NPR aired the exchange on Wednesday.

Donald Trump: “You have to solve the problem of the presidential rigged election of 2020.”

Steve Inskeep: “Mr. President, if I” —

Donald Trump: “So, Steve, thank you very much. I appreciate it.”

Steve Inskeep: “Woah, woah, woah. One more question. I want to ask about a court hearing yesterday on January 6th. Judge Amit Mehta — he’s gone. OK.”

During the interview, Trump branded Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell a “loser” for failing to back Trump’s unsupported claims about the election. 

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