On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump sat down for a town hall event with CNN and was pressed on his stance on the 2020 election results, with a voter asking if he would cease "polarizing" talk of election fraud.
"Will you suspend polarizing talk of election fraud during your run for president?" an undecided voter from Concord, New Hampshire who voted for Trump in 2020 asked.
"Yeah, unless I see election fraud," Trump responded. "If I see election fraud, I think I have an obligation to say it."
"And you know what we went through a short while ago has really put our country in a big problem."
Trump said that "we should have voter ID, we should have one-day elections, we should have paper ballots instead of these mail-in votes. But the answer is yes, and I hope that it’s going to be very straight up because if it’s going to be straight up, we’re going to win the election."
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins pressed Trump, saying, "so you will suspend talk, to his question, about the 2020 election on the campaign trail?"
"Yes," Trump responded, adding that "We’re getting so close, let’s just win it again and straighten out our country."
During the town hall event, Trump also said he was "inclined to pardon" many of the over 1,000 people arrested in connection to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.
"I can’t say for every single one because a couple of them probably they got out of control, but you know, when you look at Antifa, what they’ve done to Portland and if you look at Antifa and look at what they’ve done to Minneapolis and so many other — so many other places, look at what they did to Seattle and BLM, BLM many people were killed."
"These people, I’m not trying to justify anything, but you have two standards of justice of this country."
Trump added that "nothing" had been done to these left-wing rioters, most of whom have received light sentences, while the January 6 defendants have been "persecuted."
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