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A British filmmaker who shot interviews with Donald Trump and his inner circle in the final months of his administration has claimed the former president 'absolutely' knew that his refusal to accept defeat in the election would result in violence.
Alex Holder said Trump was 'incredibly dangerous' because he lived in a 'different reality' where he refused to admit he was wrong and had lost the election to Joe Biden legitimately.
Holder amassed more than 100 hours of video, including interviews with Trump and his family from the campaign trail as well as before and after the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, for the documentary 'Unprecedented'.
Holder testified before the Jan. 6 House Committee for two hours and handed over footage from the documentary 'pertaining to discussions of election fraud or election integrity surrounding the November 2020 presidential election' after he was subpoenaed.
He also revealed he now has 'two armed guards' for protection following the subpoena, which he fully cooperated with.
Alex Holder said Trump was 'incredibly dangerous' because he lived in a 'different reality' where he refused to admit he was wrong and had lost the election to Joe Biden legitimately
'Donald Trump is not a rational player. I mean he just isn't,' Holder told Yahoo News in a podcast.
'You can't have a conversation with him in the same way that you can have a conversation with most other people. He is somebody that lives in a different reality.'
Holder said that during filming he found that Trump was 'delusional' and believed his own lies about election fraud.
'This is a person who is delusional,' Holder said. 'That is a person who is incredibly dangerous, because you can't debate with that person.
'There is no way that anybody can persuade Donald Trump that he's wrong. And this is something that's characteristic of him all the way through his life. He will always double back. He's always right, and it's always somebody else's fault.'
Holder claimed that Trump was 'absolutely' convinced there would be violence after the election.
'It was so obvious. This was his last hurrah,' Holder said. 'He had this ridiculous idea that intervening in this ceremonial process of certifying these results could somehow prevent President Biden being inaugurated.'
Holder amassed more than 100 hours of video, including interviews with Trump (pictured on June 25) and his family from the campaign trail as well as before and after the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, for the documentary 'Unprecedented'
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