Former president Donald Trump claims he was “on the late side” of finding out about the Capitol violence on Jan. 6, 2021. This is it was revealed in a new tape made public on Monday.
Trump claimed to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman who interviewed him in a new book, that he had been having meetings in meetings with “Mark Meadows and others” however it was till later that he switched on a television and discovered what was happening at the Capitol. Mark Meadows was his chief of staff.
“I also had … confidence that … the Capitol, who didn’t want these 10,000 people, that they’d be able to control this thing,” Trump claimed, in reference towards the U.S. Capitol Police. “And you don’t realize they did lose control.”
The tape, which was released by the New York Times, aired on CNN. Later in the day, Trump delivered a speech on the Ellipse outside the White House, encouraging supporters to join a march on the Capitol to protest his losing the election in 2020 as lawmakers met to certify the results.
A recording acquired by CNN, former Pres. Trump reveals to @maggieNYT the way he was informed of the Capitol Building was breached on the 6th of January, 2021.
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) October 3, 2022
After the Capitol incident, Trump released a video soliciting his followers to “go home” and that “we need to have law and order.” The president has been accused of not delivering this message to his supporters sooner in the timeframe. That time has turned into a huge subject for this Jan. 6 committee.
Haberman’s new book, Confidence Man Confidence Man: The making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, is set to release this Tuesday. In it, Haberman provides a number of details about how the Trump administration, including one that details the way Trump internal threatened to get access to her cell phone data for the purpose of identifying leakers in the White House.
The book also claims that Trump considered firing White House aides Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner and announcing their defection on social media. Trump did not deny this claim this week.
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