Former President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away MORE on Thursday slammed “weak” Republicans who don’t want to talk about the audit of the 2020 election results in Maricopa County, Ariz.

During a sit-down interview with One America News Network (OANN), Trump reiterated his unsupported claims of election fraud. The former president told OANN reporter Chanel Rion that Republican voters want to know "what's going on in Arizona." 

“That’s all people ask me. They say ‘what’s going on in Arizona?’ They want to talk about the election fraud. The weak Republicans don’t want to talk about it,” Trump said. “The weak or stupid or RINOs [Republican in name only], call them whatever you want, and yet the Republican voter that’s what they want to hear.”


“The Republican voter wants the story. The weak Republican politician doesn’t want to talk about this story,” Trump said. 

The remarks from the former president come after Trump loyalists in the state Senate pushed forward with an audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, the largest county in the state. 

However, the firm conducting the audit said Tuesday that no election data had been destroyed, contradicting Republicans' claims that officials had deleted data in the county. 

President BidenJoe BidenFirst lady leaves Walter Reed after foot procedure Biden backs effort to include immigration in budget package MyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News MORE in 2020 became the first Democrat in more than 20 years to win Arizona in a presidential election. 

Several Republican lawmakers have spoken out against Trump's claims of election fraud including Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyJordan acknowledges talking to Trump on Jan. 6 Stefanik calls Cheney 'Pelosi pawn' over Jan. 6 criticism Kinzinger primary challenger picks up Cawthorn endorsement MORE (Wyo.) who was removed from her House GOP leadership position this month due to her sharp rebukes of the former president. 

During his interview with Rion, Trump also took aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAn August ultimatum: No recess until redistricting reform is done After police rip Trump for Jan. 6, McCarthy again blames Pelosi The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - US gymnast wins all-around gold as Simone Biles cheers from the stands MORE (R-Ky.), lambasting the senator as "weak," and intimating that he did not fight for "election integrity."

McConnell has remained relatively quiet about the former president as of late. However, following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the minority leader said that Trump was "practically and morally" responsible for the attacks. 

Trump has swung at McConnell in previous statements, calling him a “dour, sullen and unsmiling political hack.”