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Dark Moon 1 month ago#1
...been at the Capitol on January 6

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-says-stopped-people-doing-130000729.html

Former President Donald Trump claims that he would have stopped his supporters from breaching the Capitol on January 6 if he'd been on the grounds with them.

Trump told Washington Examiner senior political correspondent David Drucker that he wanted to march to the Capitol with his supporters but that the Secret Service refused to greenlight his proposal.
"I wanted to go down with the crowd," Trump told Drucker in an interview for Drucker's book, "In Trump's Shadow: The Battle for 2024 and the Future of the GOP," which was published on Tuesday.

"I said I was going to go down with the crowd. But they wouldn't let me go. I think if I did go down there, I would have stopped the people from doing anything bad," Trump added.

Former White House aides told CNN in February that Trump enjoyed watching the frenzied mob storm the Capitol.
The Washington Post also reported that Trump was slow to call his supporters off because he was busy watching it unfold on live television. When he did finally speak out, Trump released a video message telling his supporters to "go home," adding, "We love you, you're very special."

Trump was criticized for repeating the lie in the video message that the election was "rigged" and stolen from him, and for calling the rioters "very special." Some news anchors, like CNBC's Shepard Smith, refused to play it during their broadcasts.
ABC News' Jonathan Karl also reports in his forthcoming book that Trump boasted about the size of the crowd that stormed the Capitol and had to record multiple takes of the video because he kept forgetting to call of the mob.

"Trump had to tape the message several times before they thought he got it right," an aide who was present for the recording told Karl.
Trump further told Drucker that he "heard that Mike Pence was not in trouble" and that "I wouldn't want anything to happen to him."
One Reuters photographer said he overheard several Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol saying they wanted to hang the former vice president, while video footage of the siege captured a crowd of people shouting "Hang Mike Pence."
Drucker wrote in his book that Trump told him some of the people in the crowd were antifa and Black Lives Matter supporters - a prominent right-wing conspiracy theory that's been thoroughly debunked - but that Trump's claims grew more outlandish as the year went on.

In one television interview Drucker highlighted, Trump downplayed the violence at the Capitol to Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo and claimed the insurrection was less controversial than the Black Lives Matters protests that swept the country following George Floyd's death in May 2020.

He also repeatedly demanded to know who killed Ashli Babbitt, a Trump supporter who was fatally shot while trying to break a window to enter the Speaker's Lobby during the January 6 siege.

"Why are they keeping that secret?" Trump said, adding that Babbitt was an "innocent, wonderful, incredible woman." He also said, without evidence, that he had "heard" the person who killed her "was the head of security for a certain high official, a Democrat."
In fact, Lt. Michael Byrd of the US Capitol Police revealed to NBC News in August that he shot Babbitt.

"Once we barricaded the doors, we were essentially trapped where we were," Byrd told NBC News' Lester Holt. "There was no way to retreat. No other way to get out."

"If they get through that door, they're into the House chamber and upon the members of Congress," he added.

Most of us know this is bs
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Starks 1 month ago#2
Trump was captivated by the riots and was curious to see how far they would go. He didn't want to stop them until they reached their logical conclusion.
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RSmit 1 month ago#3
In one television interview Drucker highlighted, Trump downplayed the violence at the Capitol to Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo and claimed the insurrection was less controversial than the Black Lives Matters protests that swept the country following George Floyd's death in May 2020.

Compare the security measures in place on 1/6 with Donnie's response when BLM was protesting at the Lincoln Memorial.

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/att/rioters-breached-us-capitol-security-053517202.html
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BabyLuigiOnFire 1 month ago#4
is this the same a****** that hid in a bunker
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Id the Demon 1 month ago#5
I mean ya we knew this he already said he was against this no matter how much leftists try to screech
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EmperorOfSand 1 month ago#6
Just like he would've ran into an active school shooter situation.

"Yknow if i was there, I would've totally dived in front of the bullet that killed JFK." - Trump at some point in 2022
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Kim Kusanagi 1 month ago#7
Id the Demon posted...
I mean ya we knew this he already said he was against this no matter how much leftists try to screech

Then why did he incite the mob?

You still refuse to answer this question.
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Dark Moon 1 month ago#8
Kim Kusanagi posted...
Then why did he incite the mob?

You still refuse to answer this question.

heck, why did he let it go on for hours or tell McCarthy "‘Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election then you are."

He was against it, he was hoping it would work and he would get his way.
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RSmit 1 month ago#9
It's obvious that the only reason Donnie wasn't there to lead his troops from behind is that the Secret Service couldn't find a white horse in time. /s
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Evillink2000 1 month ago#10
Id the Demon posted...
I mean ya we knew this he already said he was against this no matter how much leftists try to screech
Yet another driveby s***post by our resident tree watering specialist.

Trump wouldn't have stopped a damn thing. Of course, everyone with even the slightest grasp of reality already knows this.
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