Former President Barack Obama told MSNBC in an exclusive interview Thursday that it is disturbing to see Republicans defending President Donald Trump’s baseless voter fraud claims.
“These are just bald claims, they have been repeatedly rejected by the courts, and I think I am, I am less surprised by Donald Trump doing this, they have shown, you know, only There is a fascinating relationship with the truth, ”Obama told MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart during a sit-down interview. “I’m more upset that you see a lot of Republican officials going along with it, not because they really believe it, but because they feel intimidated by it.”
Obama sat down to discuss his recently released 768-page best-selling memoir, “A Promise Land,” which covers his first term in office. In previous years, Obama was reluctant to openly criticize Trump and other Republicans. But his criticisms of criticism come weeks after the president and his party election when Trump refuses Obama’s former vice-president, President-Elect Joe Biden.
Obama said, “Joe Biden is going to be the next President of the United States. Kamala Harris is going to be the next Vice President.” “I get upset like every American, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat or an independent, should be upset when you start trying to block people’s vote, when there’s no real evidence that Illegal is illegal. Fraud is happening. “
Obama also removed conservative-leaning news outlets to give the claims a platform.
“And to the extent you’ve seen some news outlets that cater to the right and conservative viewpoint, somehow try to publicize these, you know, fake claims,” he said.
Some Republican lawmakers have publicly acknowledged that Biden will be the next president – vaccinating amid allegiance to a president who still supports his oath to protect the GOP base and the railings of democracy, an economic and The public health crisis is being tested in the middle. Many Republicans promoted baseless claims of voter fraud in several states of the President and meritless lawsuits of their legal team in court, many of which have failed.
Some current and former Trump officials have reached out privately to Biden’s transition team, but the Trump administration is still ceremonially, sequentially delaying the transition to power – a move some Republicans have made to lose the president’s legal battle While expressing support, also expressed concern.
Former President Barack Obama sits down with Jonathan Capehart to discuss his new book, “A Promised Land,” and current events. Watch the exclusive interview tonight at 10 pm ET on MSNBC.