Trump admits his endorsements have backfired: ‘sometimes that will happen’

President Donald Trump admitted that some of his endorsements have backfired as he continues to complain that Republicans did not do enough to overturn the 2020 election.

Trump made his comments during an interview with Newsmax's Mark Halperin following his controversial speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where Trump continued to push his "Big Lie" about winning the 2020 election.

"You talked about endorsing people and your record endorsing," Halperin noted. "But as you pointed out, you endorsed [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell (R-KY), you endorsed Gov. [Brian] Kemp in Georgia."

"So does that bring into question whether your endorsements are the kind of people you actually want in office?" Halperin asked.

"Well, I endorsed them as Republicans," Trump replied. "In the case of Gov. Kemp -- he was in last place or just about in last place -- I endorsed him, he ended up winning the election."

"And he was he certainly was not very effective for the Republican Party, to put it nicely. So I think that was an endorsement that hurt us. But sometimes that will happen, you can't pick 100% of the winners."

Trump also lashed out at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as a "hopeless case."

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