In a recent interview with Flashpoint host Gene Bailey on the VICTORY Channel, former president Donald Trump claimed that nobody has done more for Christianity, evangelicals, or religion itself than him.
The interview began with a discussion about the 2020 presidential election results. Claiming that the media has refused to cover the Arizona election audit, Bailey asked Trump to give his thoughts.
“Because the media’s corrupt, pastor. You know it as well as I do. And many people know it. Probably the ones that know it best is the media itself. They are corrupt. They don’t tell the truth. And they are, in fact, the enemy of the people. And it’s a terrible thing,” Trump said.
Trump then went on to discuss the results of the election audit in Arizona, which confirmed Biden’s victory and dispelled rumors of widespread voter fraud. “We had a tremendous audit. It was done by the Senate, the Arizona Senate—and they’re brave people. And the findings were unbelievable,” Trump said, going on to criticize the media. “So the media doesn’t want to call it. I think they called it findings at the end—findings. And the findings were just brutal. And yet the media doesn’t want to report the findings. It’s really a very sad thing for our country.”
In response to Trump’s criticism, Bailey said, “Americans have lost respect for the media, and we’re turning that around,” presumably referring to the VICTORY Channel and the Flashpoint show.
Bailey went on to compliment Trump on how well attended his rallies continue to be, asking why Trump thinks they’re so successful.
“They like what I’m saying. Probably, they think I’m extremely handsome, but I’m only kidding. But they do like what I’m saying,” Trump said. Trump went on to recount an Alabama rally with 60,000 in attendance and another in Georgia with 38,000, though the U.S. Secret Service and media outlets estimated the rallies at 45,000 and 8,000-10,000 respectively.
Trump then turned his attention to politicians. “You hear these politicians talk. And they don’t want to talk about anything, and that’s why our country is going so far Radical Left, he said, voicing his concerns about communism. “And, you know, some people say socialist and some people say communist. I mean, it’s terrible. Part of the thing with the media is that, as you know, what happens to countries is when you lose your voice, when they don’t say what’s going on, that’s the first step toward communism. And it’s a terrible, terrible thing that’s happening in our country.”