Trump just 'gave away the big lie' proving it wasn't real and all about his 'ego juice': CNN's Jim Acosta
Donald Trump at a rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania (screengrab).

During President Donald Trump's Iowa rally on Saturday, he made it clear that one of the reasons he keeps repeating "the big lie" is that it gets great applause lines.

Talking about the speech, CNN's Jim Acosta showed the video saying that it was Trump's admission.

"It's the single biggest issue, the issue that gets the most pull, the most respect. The biggest cheers is (sic) talking about the election fraud of the 2020 presidential election. Nobody's ever seen anything like it."

"Did you catch that?" Acosta asked. "So he just gave away the big lie. He is admitting that his election lies are ego juice, just there to pump up the crowd, the very stuff that fueled the insurrection. And by now, we know he'll take those crocodile tears. The big lie is the big cry, of course, as we said before, all the way to the bank and perhaps to the 2024 election."

He was then joined by John Avlon and PBS's Margaret Hoover, who both agreed. Hoover claimed Trump is absolutely in it.

"Well, as we know, he'll plan that he won it even if he didn't," Avlon said. "But I think this is a really serious point because there are a lot of Republicans who still look me in the eye, serious Republicans who were officeholders who say he's not going to run, and they have some kind of justification. But if you look at every single thing he says and every single thing he's doing, which includes putting the team back together and having his PAC going and basically saying everything he can legally without triggering a campaign violation, he has said that he's running. So, you got to take him for his word. This man is running and he still runs the Republican Party. Republicans need to get their head out of the sand and start dealing with it."

See the video below:

Acosta Trump mockery