Former President Donald Trump insists that the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was not the “real insurrection.”
Instead, he claims that Nov. 3. 2020, the date of the last presidential election, was an insurrection.
In a statement on Wednesday, Trump said, “The Unselect Committee of partisan Democrats, and two very weak and pathetic RINOs, should come to the conclusion after spending many millions of dollars, that the real insurrection happened on November 3rd, the Presidential Election, not on January 6th — which was a day of protesting the Fake Election results.”
According to Merriam-Webster, an insurrection is “a usually violent attempt to take control of a government.”
Read the statement below:
"The Unselect Committee of partisan Democrats, and two very weak and pathetic RINOs, should come to the conclusion after spending many millions of dollars, that the real insurrection happened on November 3rd, the Presidential Election, not on January 6th pic.twitter.com/s6Z2uVE79b
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 6, 2021
Since his election loss, Trump has repeatedly claimed that there was widespread fraud that swung the results in President Joe Biden’s favor.
However, several recounts and legal challenges failed to reverse the outcome of the election.
A recent review of election results in Arizona’s Maricopa County actually found 99 more votes for Biden and 261 fewer votes for Trump.
According to audio released of an interview conducted for the book “I Alone Can Fix It,” by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker of The Washington Post, Trump alleged that he and others viewed the crowd at a rally before the Jan. 6 riot as being a “loving crowd.”
The former president went on to say he believed it was the “largest crowd” he had spoken to and added, “And it was a loving crowd, too, by the way. There was a lot of love, I’ve heard that from everybody.”
“Many, many people have told me, ‘That was a loving crowd,’” he asserted.
Trump continued, “Personally, what I wanted is what they wanted. They showed up just to show support because I happen to believe the election was rigged at a level like nothing has ever been rigged before.”
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