January 26, 2022

MSNBC Host Ari Melber and Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Spar in Bonkers Interview Over Coup Try

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MSNBC primetime host Ari Melber and former Trump White Home official Peter Navarro clashed in a wild interview Tuesday evening over the latter’s steadfast try to overthrow the 2020 election outcomes and upend a democracy.

Melber teed up the phase with an previous clip from former Trump strategist and Navarro sidekick Steve Bannon’s Warfare Room: Pandemic podcast of Bannon describing precisely how the duo sought to overturn the election. The clip, from Jan 6, 2021, exhibits firsthand how Bannon, together with Navarro, hoped to deploy their half-baked β€œInexperienced Bay Sweep” plan of motion to overturn the 2020 election outcomes. In so doing, they might acquire Republican Home lawmakers’ help with the tip objective of a profitable objection to the 2020 presidential election verification.

The tense interview kicked off with Melber asking: β€œWhat was the plan, and who was in on it moreover you, Bannon, and Trump?”

Proper off the bat, Navarro fired again by claiming he’d put collectively a report chock-full of proof of election fraud. β€œI went over tens of 1000’s of pages of paperwork and proved that the election was in all probability stolen,” Navarro mentioned, β€œby means of fraud and election irregularities.”

Melber then jumped in, calling Navarro out over his unsubstantiated declare of election humorous enterprise. β€œThat’s false,” the host declared. β€œThat’s false.” Navarro responded: β€œYou possibly can say that’s false. That’s fantastic.” The MSNBC host bought the final phrase in, saying, β€œSure, it’s fantastic!”

In search of to get the phase again on monitor, Melber requested, once more, β€œWhat was the plan itself, and who was in on it?”

The ex-Trump official replied with an equal components long-winded and self-imploding reply that outlined his exact plan to overturn the 2020 election. β€œThe [Green Bay] Sweep was merely that. We have been gonna problem the outcomes of the election within the six battleground states. They have been Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada,” Navarro mentioned. β€œAnd mainly, these have been the locations the place we believed that if the votes have been despatched again to these battleground states and checked out once more, that there could be sufficient concern amongst the legislatures that the majority or all of these states would decertify the election.”

With out skipping a beat, on his MSNBC nightly program The Beat, Melber proceeded to ask: β€œDo you understand you might be describing a coup?” The ex-Trump official refuted, β€œNo. I completely reject lots of your premises there.”

In a late December interview with The Daily Beast, Navarro specified by his personal phrases simply how the plot was designed to overturn the election. β€œThe Inexperienced Bay Sweep was very properly thought out. It was designed to get us 24 hours of televised hearings,” the ex-Trump commerce adviser mentioned. β€œHowever we thought that we might bypass the company media by getting these items televised.”

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