After annoying Trump for around nine minutes over his arguments that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, the ex-President got angry and unexpectedly stopped the interview, which was expected to last for a 15-minute time slot.
Trump slammed RINOs – Republicans in Name Only – for acknowledging that he lost the election and specifically called out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a "loser" during his Tuesday NPR interview for saying Joe Biden won in 2020.
The interview aggravated as Inskeep pressed Trump on his continuous claim that Democrats stole and "rigged" the election in favor of Biden. The 45th President noted as evidence of foul play that Biden's campaign event crowd sizes were minuscule compared to his massive rallies.
"It's true," he pushed back, clearly becoming frustrated with the back-and-forth.
"I don't believe it," Trump said.
"Let me ask you this question – how come Biden couldn't attract 20 people for a crowd? How come when he went to speak in different locations nobody came to watch? But all of the sudden he got 80 million votes. Nobody believes that, Steve."
"If you'll forgive me, maybe because the election was about you," Inskeep shot back.
"If I could just move on," he quickly turned deflected. "Are you telling Republicans in 2022 that they must press your case in the past election in order to get your endorsement, is that an absolute?"
"They're going to do whatever they want to do. Whatever they have to do, they're going to do," Trump responded.
"People have no idea how big this issue is," Trump said.
Inskeep, who was on-camera for the radio interview, tried to keep the former President on the phone, shouting: "Woah, woah, woah. I have one more question."
"I want to ask about a court hearing yesterday on January 6, Judge Amit Mehta – he's gone, OK," Inskeep said.
According to NPR, the interview was six years in the making. Trump has repeatedly declined interview requests with the radio station but eventually agreed to speak with Inskeep on Tuesday in a call-in interview from his home in Florida.