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Trump’s children were torn between denial and rage after losing election, 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 Insider.

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

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

Former President Donald Trump’s children were torn between denial and rage after his defeat in 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 January 6 committee hearings after the panel obtained his footage as evidence.

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

“There was an attitude one of them would give that was kind of incredibly bitter and angry about the end result,” Holder told Insider.

“And then there were the other kids who were totally in denial and didn’t even want to reference, discuss or engage with anything to do with them not being in the White House anymore. and the catastrophe that had taken place earlier.”

Holder did not specify which children he was talking about for each description. But his descriptions matched widespread reports of the Trump children in the aftermath of the election.

Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are seated 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, vocally supported their father in his baseless 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 pursue “multiple avenues” to undo the election defeat of his father.

In a separate interview with The Independent, Holder said Eric was not concerned about potential violence from Trump supporters reacting to false allegations of voter fraud.

By contrast, Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner kept a low profile in the final weeks of Trump’s presidency while slowly distancing themselves from the administration, according to The New York Times.

Ivanka’s stance on the election was again called into question when footage from Holder’s documentary, seen by The New York Times last month, showed Trump’s eldest daughter saying her father should continue to challenge the election results “until all legal remedies are exhausted.”

This footage was taken in December 2020, the Times said.

Her comments were at odds with testimony she gave to the Jan. 6 committee last month in which she said she “accepted” the election results after former attorney general William Barr said he there had been no electoral fraud.

Holder found himself at the center of an unlikely political storm after it emerged his footage had been subpoenaed by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack. He has already testified before the panel in private.

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

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

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