WATCH: Raffensperger defends release of phone call, says Trump tweet prompted the response

Appearing on NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger defended the release of the controversial phone call where Trump told him to “find” the “11,780 votes.”

“If President Trump wouldn’t have tweeted out anything and would’ve stayed silent, we would’ve stayed silent as well,” Raffensperger explained “and that would have just been a conversation between him and I, man to man, and that would have been just fine with us.”

“But he’s the one that couldn’t, you know, had to put it out on Twitter,” he added “and so, if you’re going to put out stuff that we don’t believe is true, then we will respond in kind.”