Trump says he wanted what Jan. 6 insurrectionists wanted in newly released audio

On Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday, Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, authors of I Alone Can Fix It, a book chronicling former President Trump’s tumultuous last year in office, revealed for the first time audio of an interview they did with Trump for the book. Though much of the audio was filled with rehashed conspiracies and falsehoods about the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Trump did reveal that he shared a common goal with the insurrectionists.

“I wanted — I mean, personally, what I wanted is what they wanted,” Trump said. “They showed up just to show support, because I happen to believe the election was rigged at a level like nothing has ever been rigged before.”

Trump also revealed why he believes the Supreme Court refused to hear any election challenges.

“I’m very disappointed in the Supreme Court,” Trump said. “What do you think they were afraid of?” Leonnig asked. “I guess they thought that it would be violent, maybe,” Trump replied. “And it was violent the other way perhaps, I don't know. I guess they thought it would be violent.”

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