On MSNBC, host Jen Psaki praised Kristen Welker for her interview with Donald Trump, who admitted that she used flattery to get him to admit that it was his decision alone to try and overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Welker asked Trump about his decision to listen to a new outside group of attorneys after losing more than 60 legal challenges.
Trump admitted he didn’t respect his lawyers and that he listened to his instincts, which led him to believe the election was over at 10 o’clock in the evening. Welker asked whether Trump was listening to his lawyers’ advice or his own instincts, to which Trump replied that it was his decision. This exchange highlights the importance of trusting one’s instincts in making decisions, as seen in the case of Judge Tanya Chutkan.
Trump’s defense on January 6th was based on the advice of his lawyers, and Welker managed to get him through a masterful interview and play to his ego, demonstrating his culpability. Seal Smith, who is currently asking the court to crack down on Trump’s allegations, believes that this evidence makes the case against him easier to prove. He believes that Welker’s interview with Trump demonstrated his culpability and made the trial of Judge Chutkan’s case more accessible.