Alex Holder claimed that Trump was in “cloud cuckoo land” over the 2020 election and that he foresaw it coming and added gasoline to the fire.
According to British documentary filmmaker Alex Holder, the then-president Donald Trump used “Mafia-type” threatening rhetoric against his vice president despite being aware that there would be bloodshed on January 6, 2021, to energize his fans.
Holder stated earlier this week on the Yahoo podcast “Skullduggery” that it was “so evident” that there would be violence. He noted that this was Trump’s “final hurrah.” He apparently believed that by interfering with the ceremonial certification of these results, he could stop President Biden from taking office.
Holder, who spoke with Trump and his family for his documentary “Unprecedented” before and after the election, was “absolutely” confident that day would see violence and claimed it would be “unreasonable” to think Trump felt differently.
However, Trump was simultaneously warning supporters that he would be “not going to be very happy” with Vice President Mike Pence if he didn’t throw out the election results at the congressional hearing to certify the Electoral College count on January 6. Holder described Trump’s tactics as “wink, wink Mafia-type rhetoric.”
Trump did little to stop the bloodshed. Additionally, he waited until hours after the outbreak of violence before ordering his followers to vacate the Capitol on the day of the uprising. He also said, “We love you,” to the rioters.
During her testimony, Tuesday before the House Select Committee looked into the uprising, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former staffer to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, revealed that Trump was also aware that some of the attendees at his event on the Ellipse that day had guns. Although he said they weren’t “coming to hurt me,” according to Hutchinson’s testimony, he wanted them to be permitted to march to the U.S. Capitol with the rest of the crowd without having to go through screening booths.
Hutchinson further stated that she had heard that when the Secret Service declined to transport Trump to the Capitol that day to join the insurrectionists, he threw a fit and reached for the wheel of the SUV he was riding in.
According to The Associated Press, the Department of Justice’s decision on whether or not to charge the former president with crimes related to the uprising will be influenced by Trump’s mental state, the expectation of violence, call for his supporters to “fight like hell,” and plan to participate in it.
He referred to Trump as “delusional” and “very dangerous” in the Yahoo podcast. He called the former president’s unfounded allegations of election rigging evidence that he was living in “cloud cuckoo land.”
He “isn’t a logical player. Holder’s judgement of Trump, based on several interviews with him, was “I mean, he just isn’t,” He’s different from most people in that you can’t talk to him like you can talk to most other people. He is a person who inhabits a distinct reality.
You can’t argue with that person, he continued. Nobody will ever be able to convince Donald Trump that he is mistaken. He will never own that his actions were improper. He will always take another step forward, he is always correct, and someone else is always at fault.
Before and after the 2020 election, Holder had exceptional access to Trump, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Trump Jr. for his documentary. He compared the family to the greedy, cunning family from the HBO television series “Succession.”
Holder claimed that because everyone thought Trump would be reelected, they felt at ease speaking to him.
According to Holder, they were “very, very convinced they were going to win the election.” Their “hubris was just truly amazing.”