Trump’s children are split between denial and anger after he lost the election, the filmmaker says with family around Jan. 6

Trump's children are split between denial and anger after he lost the election, the filmmaker says with family around Jan. 6
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Former President Donald Trump greets his daughter Ivanka Trump and son Donald Trump Jr. during a Keep America Great rally at Southern New Hampshire University Arena on February 10, 2020.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

  • British documentary filmmaker Alex Holder described his interactions with the Trump family to Insiders.

  • He described how the family reacted to Trump’s defeat and then tried to overturn the 2020 election.

  • Some of them are very “bitter,” while others didn’t want to talk about it, Holder said.

Former President Donald Trump’s children were torn between denial and anger after he lost the 2020 presidential election, the British filmmaker, who had access to the family, told Insider.

Alex Holder spent weeks filming the Trump campaign and interviewing the former president and his family members as part of a secret project documenting the 2020 election and its aftermath.

His work was revealed during the panel’s hearings on Jan. 6, after the panel received his footage as evidence.

Holder described in an interview with Insider on Tuesday that he saw a “mixture” of reactions Trump’s three oldest children: Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr.

“There was an attitude that one of them showed that was incredibly bitter and angry at the end result,” Holder told Insider.

“And then there were the other kids who were in total denial and didn’t even relate to anything that they were no longer in the White House and the disaster that had happened before.”

Holder did not say which children he meant with each description. But his descriptions matched widespread accounts of the Trump children after the election.

Donald Trump Jr.  and Eric Trump sit next to each other.

Donald Trump Jr. (L) and Eric Trump (R).Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Trump’s two eldest sons, Don Jr. and Eric, have been vocal in standing behind their father in his unsubstantiated claims that the election was stolen.

In a series of text messages, first reported by CNN, Don Jr. encouraged former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to take “multiple avenues” to reverse his father’s election defeat.

In a separate interview with The IndependentHolder said Eric was unconcerned about potential violence from Trump supporters responding to false allegations of voter fraud.

In contrast, Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have remained withdrawn from Trump’s presidency in recent weeks while slowly distancing themselves from the administration The New York Times.

Ivanka’s stance on the election was again questioned when footage from Holder’s documentary, seen by the New York Times last monthshowed Trump’s eldest daughter telling her father to keep his challenges to the election results “until all legal remedies have been exhausted.”

The footage was captured in December 2020, the Times said.

Her comments were at odds with the testimony she made to the Jan. 6 committee last month She said she “accepted” the election results. after former Attorney General William Barr said there had been no voter fraud.

Holder found himself at the center of an unlikely political storm after his footage was revealed to have been subpoenaed the House Select Committee Investigating the January 6 attack. He has already testified privately before the panel.

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Holder’s documentary is scheduled to air in full on the Discovery+ streaming service on July 10.

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