Trump again claims he WON 2020 election & says nation is ‘ANGRY’ in 1st interview since leaving White House

DONALD Trump has again claimed that he won the 2020 election and said the nation is "angry."

The 45th president underwent his first interview since leaving the White House on Wednesday afternoon.

Trump spoke to Fox News to pay tribute to the late Rush Limbaugh, however quickly started discussing the 2020 election.

"Rush felt we won and he was quite angry about it," he said.

He also doubled down on his opinions on his claims that there was election fraud, dubbing the results as "disgraceful."

Trump said the United States was a "third world country on election night," saying "you don’t know how angry this country is."

He added that he still believes that his administration "won substantially," despite having left office last month.

Speaking about Limbaugh just hours after his death was announced, Trump said he was "very brave, he in theory could've been gone four months ago, he was fighting until the very end."

"Whether they loved him or not they respected him," the former president said.

Trump also confirmed that he had "quite a bit" of contact with Limbaugh before his death, but said he was "very sick."

He said: "It was a great honor and an incredible night to give the Medal of Honor to him during the State of The Union address.

"It was crazy, one half of the room went crazy, the other half… the other half knew he should get it. It was special – and he was special."

He added that Limbaugh worked "so hard" to cover the 2020 election, despite battling lung cancer.

"He was truly a man of the future, he loved this country so much, he loved the people of this country so much," the president added.

"Rush was just somebody who loved talking about the country," he added, saying Limbaugh was "something special."

"I got to know him because he was so gracious, he was so good to me."

Trump said he had spoken to the radio host "three of four days" ago – and called his fight "very very courageous".

"From diagnosis on, you know that this was something that was not going to be beaten – but you wouldn't know it."

The president did not, however, speak about his second impeachment trial, that he was acquitted from over the weekend.

The Senate acquitted Trump on a 57-43 vote on Saturday afternoon, a month after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in a deadly attempt to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s victory. 

His lawyers argued that Trump could not be impeached as he was no longer a sitting president.

“This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country,” Trump said in a statement at the time. 

“No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.”

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