Filmmaker who provided House panel with Jan. 6 footage insists Trump is 'dangerous' and living in 'cloud cuckoo land'

Filmmaker who provided House panel with Jan. 6 footage insists Trump is 'dangerous' and living in 'cloud cuckoo land'
Former President Donald Trump speaking at a MAGA rally, hosted by Turning Point Action, at the Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona on July 24, 2021, Gage Skidmore
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The British filmmaker who provided the House Select Committee with incriminating footage from the Jan. 6 insurrection is weighing in with his disturbing assessment of former President Donald Trump.

During an appearance on the Yahoo! News podcast, "Skullduggery," filmmaker Alex Holder insisted that the former president resides in "cloud cuckoo land" and will likely continue to push the false narrative about the 2020 presidential election due to his inability to be truthful about his claims of voter fraud.

“Donald Trump is not a rational player. I mean, he just isn’t,” Holder said during the interview. “You can't have a conversation with him in the same way that you can have a conversation with most other people. He is somebody that lives in a different reality.”

Given exclusive access to the former president in the months before and after the presidential election, Holder managed to gather more than 100 hours' worth of behind-the-scenes footage. In addition to Trump, Holder also had footage of the former president's children holding private conversations. When the House panel discovered the documentary, they subpoenaed Holder for the footage.

Holder shared his interpretation of his interviews with Trump along with his perception of the former president. “It was so obvious. This was his last hurrah,” Holder said. “He had this — obviously had this — ridiculous idea that intervening in this ceremonial process of certifying these results could somehow prevent President Biden being inaugurated.”

At one point during the interview, Holder also explained why he believes Trump is so dangerous. "Donald Trump is not a rational player. I mean, he just isn’t. You can’t have a conversation with him in the same way that you can have a conversation with most other people. He is somebody that lives in a different reality. He had started the lie about the election back in 2016. What I saw after the first interview with him in the White House was that he now became someone who believed in his own lie, and that is a person who is delusional."

"That is a person who is incredibly dangerous, because you can't debate with that person. There is no way that anybody can persuade Donald Trump that he’s wrong. And this is something that’s characteristic of him all the way through his life, and the series goes into this in the sense that he will never accept that he had done anything wrong. He will always double back. He’s always right, and it’s always somebody else’s fault. I mean, he lives in cloud cuckoo land."

The filmmaker also offered a glimpse into the narcissistic world of Trump. "He’s sitting in an interview in Mar-a-Lago saying that in front of a portrait, an actual oil painting of himself painted 25 to 30 years ago in a golf outfit. I mean, I actually asked about that at the end of the interview. I was like, 'You’ve got to tell me about this painting.' I mean, this is a guy who literally has paintings of himself in his house. I mean, he’s just not a normal guy."

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