Trump’s children were divided between denial and anger after he lost the election, filmmaker said with family around Jan. 6.

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Former President Donald Trump greets his daughter Ivanka Trump and son Donald Trump Jr. at a “Keep America Great” rally at Southern New Hampshire University Arena on Feb. 10, 2020.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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

  • He described how the family reacted to Trump’s loss and then tried to undo 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 split 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 commission’s hearings on Jan. 6, after the panel obtained his footage as evidence.

Holder, in a Tuesday interview with Insider, described seeing a “mixture” of comments under Trump’s Three Oldest Children: Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr.

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

“And then there were the other kids who were in complete denial and didn’t even want to reference or discuss or do anything about the fact that they were no longer in the White House and the catastrophe that had happened before.”

Holder didn’t say which children he meant in each description. But his descriptions matched widespread reports of the Trump children in the aftermath of the election.

Donald Trump Jr.  and Eric Trump sit side by side.

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

Trump’s two oldest sons, Don Jr. and Eric, have been vocally behind their father in his baseless claims that the election was stolen.

In a series of text messages, first reported by CNNencouraged Don Jr. Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to take “multiple avenues” to undo his father’s election loss.

In a separate interview with the independentHolder said Eric was not concerned about possible violence from Trump supporters who responded to false claims of voter fraud.

By contrast, Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner kept tight-lipped in the final weeks of Trump’s presidency as they slowly distanced themselves from the administration, according to The New York Times.

Ivanka’s position on the election was once again called into question when footage from Holder’s documentary, seen by The New York Times last monthTrump’s eldest daughter showed her father must continue his fight against the election results “until all legal remedies are exhausted”.

Those images were taken in December 2020, according to the Times.

Her comments were at odds with the testimony she gave to the Jan. 6 committee last month, in which: she said she “accepted” the results of the election after former Attorney General William Barr said there was no vote fraud.

Holder found himself in the midst of an unlikely political storm after his footage was subpoenaed by the selection committee of the house investigation into the January 6 attack. He has already testified in person before the panel.

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

Holder’s documentary will air in its entirety on the Discovery+ streaming service on July 10.

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