CNN host Jim Acosta on Sunday highlighted how former President Donald Trump openly admitted to one key purpose of his ongoing election lies: attention.
At a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, while heavily teasing a 2024 run, Trump regurgitated his â€œstolen electionâ€ lie, telling supporters that he never conceded and that President Joe Biden â€œdidnâ€™t get elected.â€
He admitted that the issue is the main one that keeps him in the spotlight.
â€œItâ€™s the single biggest issue, the issue that gets the most pull, the most respect, the biggest cheers is talking about the election fraud of the 2020 presidential election. Nobodyâ€™s ever seen anything like it,â€ he said.
Acosta later said Trump â€œjust gave away the big lieâ€ with this admission.
â€œHe 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 heâ€™ll take those crocodile tears â€• the big lie is the big cry, of course, as we said before â€• all the way to the bank and perhaps to the 2024 election.â€
Trump has aggressively fundraised and maintained significant influence over the GOP since losing last yearâ€™s election, all while heavily promoting false claims that it was rigged against him, allowing him to build up a war chest of tens of millions of dollars.
He hasnâ€™t formally announced if he will run for president again in 2024 but has repeatedly alluded to doing so while traveling the country holding campaign-style rallies.
Watch Acosta on CNN below, courtesy of Raw Story: