Donald Trump sat down with his good friend Nigel Farage for an interview that aired on the UK’s GB News this week. And the former president got a little defensive when Farage suggested that he has to stop talking about the last election if he wanted to win in 2024.
Farage and Trump spoke at the former president’s Turnberry golf club in Scotland, where they discussed a wide range of subjects from the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III to the recent $787 million settlement in Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation case against Fox News.
The former UKIP leader said he expected Trump to “sail through” and win the Republican nomination in 2024. He then set up his next point by noting that Fox just had to pay a very large settlement for its reporting about alleged voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Trump cut off Farage to slam Fox for settling the case, calling it “incredible.” He asked why Dominion would sue the news network because someone being interviewed “says something wrong.” Trump added that it was “ridiculous” for Fox to pay Dominion. He said, “The election was rigged” and Fox Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch “should have talked about it.”
Farage said he disagreed “slightly” with Trump’s assertion that the 2020 election was “rigged,” and then he returned to setting up the point he was trying to make.
Farage pointed out that when Trump ran in 2016, he told voters that he wasn’t one of the “Beltway” politicians but “one of you.” He said Trump’s 2016 campaign outlined exactly what Trump would do as president to make the lives of Americans better.
With his set-up complete, Farage explained that the point he was making is that if Trump wants to win the General Election, he will have to stop “talking about what happened last time.” He added that Trump’s 2024 message has to be positive.
A defensive Trump snapped at Farage, accusing him of being the one to bring up the 2020 election. He said he only said the election was rigged because Farage mentioned the Dominion lawsuit.
Trump said he doesn’t devote half of his rally speeches to the 2020 election, claiming he only talks about it for “10 seconds.”