Don Jr. slammed Republicans who 'lose gracefully' and said that Trump showed 'you can actually push back'

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Donald Trump Jr. with Donald Trump on the 2016 campaign trail. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
  • Donald Trump Jr. said more Republicans like his father needed to push back against Democrats.

  • He told Fox News that the GOP was choosing to "lose gracefully" but that Trump showed how to "push back."

  • For Trump, pushing back involved undermining the election result and egging on what became an insurrection.

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Donald Trump Jr. criticized Republicans who "lose gracefully" to Democrats and said that his father, former President Donald Trump, showed that "you can actually push back."

In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News on Thursday, Trump Jr. said that more Republicans were unwilling to stand up to Democrats and needed to act like his father.

"The Republicans aren't willing to do it. They've shown that over the decades," he said.

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Trump Jr. on Fox News on Thursday. Fox News

He continued: "They'd just rather lose gracefully, I guess. That's not really a plan that I would go with, but it's what they've done. Donald Trump has shown that you don't have to do that. You can actually push back."

You can watch him speak here:

President Joe Biden has signed a slew of executive actions overturning Trump-era policies and has pushed to advance a new stimulus package.

Some Republicans have indicated an openness to working with Biden, who has pledged to return bipartisanship to US politics.

For his part, Trump reacted to his election loss by rejecting the result and spreading false allegations and conspiracy theories. His legal bids to overturn the result failed.

He also repeatedly encouraged his supporters to "fight" against Biden's victory. This culminated in the speech he gave in Washington, DC, on January 6, riling up supporters and using violent imagery.

That developed into the riot at the US Capitol, where lawmakers were ratifying the result of the November election. The riot led to five deaths, including a Capitol Police officer.

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The riot at the US Capitol on January 6. Leah Millis/Reuters

The House of Representatives impeached Trump in January, charging him with inciting the insurrection. He became the first president to be impeached twice.

The Senate, where he had strong Republican support, acquitted him.

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