In an interview with CBC’s “Squawk Field,” former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to say that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, showing to again former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods.
Requested whether or not he believes claims that the election was stolen are lies, Mnuchin mentioned, “Let me simply say I used to be very concerned within the marketing campaign in 2016 and I traveled with the president throughout the nation and was intimately concerned in every thing.”
“In 2020, I wasn’t in a position to take part within the marketing campaign and I used to be targeted on an enormous quantity of labor in Covid so I’m actually simply watching this from the surface,” he added.
Requested once more if “it’s a misinform say that the election was stolen,” Mnuchin dodged the query.
“What I’m targeted on are our investments, our enterprise, our authorities going ahead. I feel the president’s insurance policies have been extraordinary in Covid, whether or not it’s the vaccines or different points. All of the work we did beneath Covid, the bipartisan assist we needed to get the financial system recovered.”
— Squawk Field (@SquawkCNBC) July 14, 2021
Mnuchin’s interview got here someday after President Joe Biden excoriated Trump’s “large lie” in his voting rights deal with.
“It’s clear, for individuals who problem the outcomes or query the integrity of the election, no different election has ever been held beneath such scrutiny or such excessive requirements. ‘The large lie’ is simply that, an enormous lie,” Biden said on the Nationwide Structure Heart in Philadelphia.
“In America, in case you lose, you settle for the outcomes,” Biden continued. “You comply with the Structure, you strive once more. You don’t name details ‘pretend’ after which attempt to carry down the American experiment simply since you’re sad. That’s not statesmanship, that’s selfishness.”