Trump is not 'cracking down' on Russian interference because he wants their help in 2020: Trump biographer
Journalist and Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio (Photo: Screen capture)

President Donald Trump biographer and author Michael D'Antonio railed against the president during an interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Monday.


Over the weekend President Trump tweeted that two years of his presidency were stolen because of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

"This is typical Trump speak," D'Antonio said. "This is a man who says outrageous things. He doesn’t really have any sensitivity toward the impact it’s going to have on the country. You can find example after example where he says things that he thinks are in his self-interest. He throws them out there. He likes to see what the response will be. The use of the word 'reparations' is very inflammatory, and then he’ll wait and see what our reaction is, and if it’s something that he thinks worked, he’ll say it again."

Baldwin then played a clip of Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen saying that Trump will not carry on the tradition of peaceful transition if he loses the 2020 election.

She then asked D'Antonio to "fill in the blank."

"If President Trump loses reelection in 2020, he will blank?" Baldwin asked.

"He’ll try to cook up some reason to stay. I think he’s going to make a very big deal over the outcome if it’s not sweeping," D'Antonio said.

"We've got to be wary about what’s happening. The president is not cracking down on Russian interference because I think he wants Russian interference in 2020," he added.  "He’s not confident that he will win the game on the same level, so he wants the fix to be in and if Vladimir Putin is going to provide that edge for him, he’ll take it."

"I think all of America should be on the watch for what happens on election day and right after," D'Antonio said.

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