The reports that were issued by the mainstream media claimed that he was watching what took place on television and cheering the rioters on. They wanted everyone to think that he loved what he was seeing but nothing could be further from the actual truth.
“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,” he said. That makes a lot more sense than the story that was being told by the liberal media types but that is to be expected. CNN fired off their own misleading tweet about the interview, claiming that Trump cared more about the size of his rally crowd.
When Hilton decided to push a little further and ask Trump more about his personal feelings on the riot, he was very forthcoming. “I hate to see it, I think it’s terrible, I hate to see it,” he says. He was also very quick to point out double standards that the media allowed to take place last year. The other riots were treated as good and necessary.
That is a hard double standard to square, especially in the wake of the liberal media’s never ending biases. Trump’s claims about Pelosi refusing the troops seem to have been backed up by the Daily Caller. “In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving recalled to House Admin how previous discussions with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her office factored in to his “blender of decision making,” according to three sources with direct knowledge of Irving’s talk with House Admin.
Pelosi’s office had previously impressed upon Irving that the National Guard was to remain off Capitol Grounds, Irving allegedly told House Admin. The discussions, which centered around “optics,” allegedly occurred in the months prior to the Jan. 6 riot, during a time when deployment of federal resources for civil unrest was unpopular with Democrats and many members of Congress,” the report claims.
Fox's @SteveHiltonx asks Trump if he understands "how bad" the insurrection was. Trump uses the opportunity to boast about how big his January 6 rally crowd was. After some prodding by Hilton, Trump eventually calls it "terrible" and then goes off on a tangent about Antifa. pic.twitter.com/J6twxuNhoO
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 1, 2021
This definitely lines up with Trump’s version of events. “The three sources who confirmed the discussion to the Daily Caller did so under the condition of anonymity, citing the fear of putting a chill on further witnesses to how the security situation unfolded Jan. 6. The discussion, if accurate, raises questions as to what role Pelosi’s office had in the security failures that resulted in the resignations of both Irving and former Chief of Capitol Police Steven Sund. Pelosi’s Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hammill did not deny the allegations in a statement to the Daily Caller,” the report continues.
To be clear, the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment without immediate notification to, and consultation with, MPD if such plans are underway. pic.twitter.com/FhnNe1dWeJ
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 5, 2021
“To be clear, the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment without immediate notification to, and consultation with, MPD if such plans are underway,” said Muriel Bowser on January 5th. It’s pretty hard to see where Trump lied here. It was their mistake and they need to clean it up.