Former President Donald Trump hit out at his ban from Twitter, spoke of his love for the Queen and described Winston Churchill as a “very handsome man” in an extensive GB News interview.
Mr Trump and GB News presenter Nigel Farage met in Florida for a casual special conversation that aired on Wednesday.
Mr Farage told Trump that the Taliban leadership was active on Twitter, despite the post-ban post after the Capitol insurgency.
Mr. Trump replied: “Well, what he did was wrong in dealing with the President of the United States, who is clearly a popular president, depending on what you see. He and Facebook I think he made a big mistake…
“We sound out… we have an obligation to do so. But his Jack Dorsey dropping was probably enforced because the numbers are small.
“Also there’s no excitement on Twitter anymore. Conservatives are going and getting canceled. In my case we used to have tremendous conversations with liberals and everyone else.
“Now they just say this is a very boring place for Twitter and the numbers are going down, very low.”
After Mr Farage mentioned defacing a statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Mr Trump said: “Well, you saw the beautiful statue of Churchill being removed from the White House.
“When I got there I said ‘send it back’. They say, would you like to have a bust of Winston Churchill? A great one. Right? You’d say the same thing.
“And I said I absolutely want it.”
He continued: “And as you know, President Obama, I believe, sent it back. He didn’t want it. And I said, ‘Let’s bring it back to the White House’.
Mr Farage said President Biden had removed Churchill’s statue on his first day in office, and Mr Trump added: “I mean, why would you do this to Winston Churchill when you are trying to get along with your country? Are you?
“And you send… it’s such a token, but such an important token. No, I had him back, he was there for the whole of my time, and look, he was such a beautiful person.”
Speaking about Meghan, Mr Trump said: “I’m not a fan of her. I haven’t from day one. I think Harry has been used badly and I think he’ll regret it someday.” .
He continued: “I think Harry has been used and used a lot.
“I think it ruined her relationship with her family, and it hurts the Queen.”
Mr Trump was told that the Queen has not attended many events in recent days due to health issues, and added: “Hopefully not too ill though. I will be watching this closely because I Love her. I think she’s great.”
Mr Farage told Mr Trump he was reportedly “bored” at a meeting with the Prince of Wales, and Mr Trump added: “No, I was not bored, I liked Charles, I thought he was great.” No. He is an environmentalist. He mostly talked about the environment in the meeting, which was fine.
“I mean, I understood that was the purpose of the meeting. And he was telling me his thoughts. I didn’t get bored at all. No, I think Charles is a wonderful person.”
Asked whether it was a mistake to rally on 6 January – the day the riots broke out at the US Capitol – Mr Trump told Mr Farage on GB News: “Well, you know, I didn’t have, that was a rally. It was there, and if you see, it was a huge rally with hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people.
“I think it was the biggest crowd I’ve ever talked to before. And the real… I turn it upside down, the rebellion happened on November 3rd, that was election day. And before and after, that was my There was rebellion.
“And January 6th was a protest. But if you look at the crowd, the size, nobody wants to talk about that. I believe it was the biggest and most people, and I have spoken to a very large crowd, I have never spoken in front of a crowd of that size. Nobody ever tells you about it.
“And then, unfortunately, some bad things happened, but at the same time, some really bad things happened on the other side.
“And, add to this, I offered 10,000 and suggested 10,000 National Guardsmen, we want the National Guard, 10,000, or even the military, because I knew the crowd was going to be huge. Because I knew what the anger was. The election was rigged, and I understand that, I understand it better than anyone.
“And Pelosi and these guys turned it down, we would have had tremendous security, but they turned it down.”