Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tells CNN that during the attack on the Capitol, Trump was "gleefully" watching the riot from the White House dining room.
She said he kept hitting rewind and saying, "Look at all those people fighting for me."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 6, 2022
Grisham: All I know about that day (#Jan6th) is that (Trump) was in the dining room *gleefully watching* on his TV as he often did (saying) “look at all of the people fighting for me,” hitting rewind, watching again.
Trump reveled in the coup attempt.🤬pic.twitter.com/r4xVne5log
— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) January 6, 2022
The former official also relayed the account to the House Select Committee investigating January 6th, and says congressional investigators are requesting specific information from Trump staffers who are cooperating with the probe. Aides are being asked about the days leading up to the insurrection at the Capitol, conversations among key officials, and minute-by-minute details about what was happening behind closed doors at the White House, the ex-official added.
Here's Trump backstage watching TV during the rally on Jan 6.
So the big news the @January6thCmte dropped today after ONE YEAR was…wait for it…See Also
That after Trump watched TV backstage he went back to the White House and kept watching.
WE'VE GOT HIM ON WATCHING TV! pic.twitter.com/Sy7Gp5Fa83
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) January 3, 2022
The former official, who declined to be named out of fear of retaliation, described January 6th as “one of the darkest days in our nation’s history.”