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New Trump interview with Hugh Hewitt

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 24: Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on August 24, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Trump is expected to surrender at the Fulton County jail, where he will be booked on 13 charges related to an alleged plan to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Well this is new.

Former President Donald Trump did a call-in with talk radio’s Hugh Hewitt. They spoke at length, the topics all over the place from the legendary tennis show down between superstars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, his thoughts on Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, not to mention, of course, all those prosecutors pursuing him.

Among the former President’s thoughts were these, as taken from the transcript of the interview:

HH: “Do you think the Democratic prosecutors are indict[ing] you again and again in order to nominate you as the Republican…or in order to beat you and keep you off the ticket?”

DT: “Only to get me out. They don’t want me running. They, only fools say that you know what’s happened is because of the fact that the polls have gone the opposite way, the American public sees it’s a scam. It’s just like Russia Russia Russia and the fake dossier, all the different scams they’ve had, the 51 intelligence agents, and I could go all day long. And the American public is tired of it, and they see it’s a scam. And only fools or bad people, or people that are on the other side, I guess, that are, you know, smart with their disinformation, which are, there are a lot of them. They don’t want to run against me. I’m leading Biden in all the polls. I’m leading the Republicans, as you know better than anybody, because I think you were originally maybe thinking about being a DeSanctimonious guy. But I’m leading him by 50 points now, by a lot. We’re leading other candidates by a lot more than that. They’re down to nothing. Ada Hutchinson, Christie, all these guys are down to almost nothing. And so we’re leading them, and we’re leading Biden. And they don’t want me to run, and you know, you’ll absolutely take it back, because everyone’s so afraid to say it, but I did better in the second election than I did in the first. I got millions more votes. And the last one they want to run against is me, and they know it. So when that turns…”

HH: “Now do you expect…do you expect…”

DT: “They always say ‘Oh, well, we really want to run against Trump.’ What we really want to do, because they’re a party of disinformation, you know, they actually say ‘[O]h, their economy is good.’ Yesterday, I heard them say we’ve created a strong border. They say it a million times. What they do is they say it a million times, like just over and over, we have a strong border. People start to believe it. But yesterday, I actually heard them say we have a strong border, and I said that is disgraceful. It’s the weakest border in history of any country.”

And but of course there was more on the border, Joe Biden’s age, the disaster that was the Biden pull-out from Afghanistan, China, the economy and, as noted, the prosecutors going after him.

Here’s a link to the transcript. https://hughhewitt.com/former-president-donald-trump-on-his-trials-and-his-campaign And if you want to listen there is a link to that on the transcript site.