President Trump has spoken out about his role, or lack thereof, in the January 6 protest in which numerous Democrats were arrested alongside a lot of nonvoters and some Republicans after what appear to be outside agitators convinced the crowd to enter the Capitol. It was clear that law enforcement was woefully unprepared, and multiple people lost their lives — including an unarmed peaceful protester named Ashli Babbitt. Democrats say that Trump is at fault, but the President revealed in a Fox News appearance what really happened.
While the media claimed Trump was watching the protest on TV and celebrated it, he says that is galaxies away from the truth. Trump told host Steve Hilton:
“Well, that’s incorrect reporting. First of all I wasn’t watching TV. I turned it on later on when I heard about it and did a lot of moves. You know, we said to the Department of Defense, the top person, days before we had the rally, cuz that rally was massive…(Trump comments on large rally crowd)…and I said that I think you should have ten thousand, I think I gave the number, I definitely gave the number of ten thousand National Guardsmen, I think you have ten thousand of the National Guard ready. They took that number, from what I understand they gave it to the people at the Capitol which is controlled by Pelosi and I heard they rejected it because they didn’t think it looked good. So, you know, that was a big mistake.”
“I hate to see it, I think it’s terrible, I hate to see it” Trump says of the Capitol incident, but reminds us that Democrats have a “double standard” in their reaction to this versus Antifa and BLM tearing up cities every time they get angry. Watch the interview below: