Trump Seeks To Place Blame on Pelosi for Security Failures at Capitol Riot

When it comes to the violence that broke out at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and those security failures, former President Donald Trump is blaming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Following his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Trump spoke with Fox News’ Steve Hilton on Sunday where he was asked about his response to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Trump called it “incorrect reporting” after Hilton noted reports that claimed Trump “liked” what he saw because he “felt it was your people” at the riot.

“I turned it on later on when I heard about it and did a lot of moves,” the former president said.

He went on to talk about the “massive” rally that occurred in Washington, D.C., just before protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

“It was a lovefest. It was a beautiful thing,” Trump said of the rally.

Trump then said he noted that the rally would be big ahead of time and suggested there should be 10,000 National Guard troops “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 would look good,” he said. “So, you know, that was a big mistake.”

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Asked how he feels about the riot that occurred, Trump called it “terrible” and said, “I hate to see it.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) was recently slapped with “Four Pinocchios” by The Washington Post for his tweet on Feb. 15, claiming, “Capitol Police requested National Guard help prior to January 6th. That request was denied by Speaker Pelosi and her Sergeant at Arms.”

The Post reports, “Without evidence, Jordan asserted that House Speaker Pelosi had denied a request for National Guard troops two days before the insurrection. Instead, public testimony shows she did not even hear about the request until two days later. Jordan also tried to pin the blame on the House sergeant-at-arms, but testimony shows the Senate sergeant-at-arms also was not keen about the idea.”

Responses

  1. Earth to WaPo: Rep. Jordan’s 1.9M twitter followers READ his tweets looking for his latest “Four Pinocchios” info. His tweets are well received by those averse to facts as evidenced in the number of his followers’ responses to those who point out his misinformation. THEY WANT HIS LIES. I formerly believed that Jordan and “former guy” tweets and interviews insulted the intelligence of their supporters. As deranged as it is, their supporters WANT the lies.

    1. This is one of the most astonishing elements of today’s politics. We have fought wars against countries that have had idolized leaders, in Europe and Asia, but I never thought that we would become one of those countries, until about 5 years ago. When I saw what was happening, I said then that we are not prepared for that kind of breakdown in society and politics. How right I was. To get back on track with reality, we need a complete, TOTAL break from President Who?, otherwise he will continue to sow chaos. People like Mac especially will lap it all up.

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