FORMER US President Donald Trump said he believes there would've been a "revolution" had the Democrats lost the "rigged" 2020 election.
Trump's comments appeared to completely gloss over the January 6 riots, in which hundreds of his loyal supporters stormed the US Capitol in a bid the "Stop the Steal".
He made the remarks in an interview with Fox News' Lisa Boothe on her new podcast, The Truth, where he began by blasting the "very unfair situation" he's currently dealing with as he finds himself at the center of a number of federal investigations.
Trump then once again reprised the "big lie" that the 2020 election was stolen from him, despite losing to Biden by more than seven million votes.
"We had a great election and we won and they took it away," he said. "It was a rigged election. Cause as you know, we won the first one, but we did much better in the second one.
"So people always say, Oh, what do you mean you did better? I say, we did much better, almost 75 million votes. And that’s the votes that we know about. And it was a really a terrible thing. I mean, it was really an unfair thing to the people that support us."
Trump continued by attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for failing to help him overturn the result.
"If you look at what happened in the election, Mitch McConnell should’ve fought. You know, he did nothing. He should’ve fought. They should’ve fought. That could never have, that could never have happened to a Democrat," Trump said.
"What happened to us with the presidential election could never have happened to the Democrats. You would have had a revolution if the tables were turned, you would have literally had a revolution. And guys like Mitch McConnell, they don’t fight.”
Also during the interview, Trump lambasted Biden for the crisis unfolding at the US-Mexico border, while praising himself for his administration's handling of immigration issues.
Those remarks came as an extension to his latest press statement, in which he slammed his successor for turning "the most secure border in history" into a "national disaster" that is causing "death and tragedy."
Also in the former president's cross-hairs during his appearance on Boothe's show was the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, whom he called "a promoter, more than anything."
"I thought rather than firing him, you know, I listened to him, but I didn't do what he said because, frankly, his record is not a good record," Trump said of Fauci.
"I like him personally," he continued. "He’s actually a nice guy. He's a great promoter. He's really a promoter more than anything else."
When asked if he regretted "elevating" Fauci, who has become a household name amid the pandemic, Trump said: "Well, I didn't really elevate him. He's been there for 40 years. He's been there forever."
However, he did say that he believes Fauci has been "wrong about so much" on COVID-19 guidance, citing his early advise against wearing masks because it could create a shortage for healthcare workers.
Trump also criticized the expert for initially speaking out about the travel ban he enacting on China at the beginning of the pandemic.
"There would've been hundreds and thousands of more deaths," had the measure not been introduced, Trump affirmed.
"Fauci has been so wrong. So has [former White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah] Birx. And if I would've listened to them?
"And then they went to the other extreme, like the entire country should lock up. I didn't go for that. And you know, it just wasn't for me. I didn't go for that."
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