“Trump has lost touch with reality”

“Trump has lost touch with reality”

At its second public hearing on Monday, the January 6, 2021, Capitol Assault committee detailed how former President Donald Trump, against the advice of staff and advisers, sold the false allegation of election fraud. According to former Attorney General William Barr, who resigned in December 2020, Trump’s allegations were never based on fact. Trump cited a report by a “very reputable cybersecurity company” that proved fraud at the polls. In Barr’s interview, which was taped on Monday, Barr said the report sounded “very amateurish” to him. He thought, “If he really believes that, he’s lost touch with reality.” Barr described Trump’s claim that the election was stolen from him as “absurd” and “fraud”.

Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller said Trump’s attorney and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani asked Trump to announce his victory on election night. He even advised against it. When asked, Miller said in the taped interview that Giuliani – who was “definitely drunk” – spoke of the election theft: “We have to say we won.” canceled his personal appearance on the committee at the last minute, said he advised him not to make allegations of electoral fraud at the time. “It was too early to say such a thing.”