Headline RoundupSeptember 18th, 2023

Trump Sits Down with NBC

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Sunday, former President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Kristen Welker on NBC’s “Meet the Press."

Key Details: During the broadcast, Trump emphasized that it was his decision, after consulting with lawyers, to challenge the 2020 election results. He didn't answer questions about the Capitol riot, such as whether he watched it unfold on television or if he made certain phone calls that day.

Key Quote: “You know who I listen to? Myself. I saw what happened. I watched that election, and I thought the election was over at 10 o’clock in the evening,” Trump told NBC.

For Context: Trump faces indictments in Georgia and in federal court accusing him of trying to overturn the 2020 election by conspiring with others. He has denied the charges and pleaded not guilty. Special counsel Jack Smith has been focusing on Trump's role in the riot and state of mind post-election.

How the Media Covered it: Some left-rated sources suggested that Trump turned questions about the war in Ukraine, abortion policy, and fiscal policy into a rehash of the 2020 election. Some right-rated sources highlighted how Trump defended his call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which he asked officials to look for more votes that could possibly change the election results in that state.

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