Democrats have frequently accused Trump of inciting an insurrection the day of January 6th. They have a pretty strong case. The former president repeatedly made incendiary statements that morning.
He told the crowd, “We will never give up. We will never concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved. Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore.”
At another point in the speech, he said to the rioters, “You will have an illegitimate president. That is what you will have, and we can’t let that happen. If you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
And the former president, of course, told the crowd that he’d be marching down to the Capitol with him. But as he is wont to do, Trump is painting a much different picture of what happened that day. During a Friday night interview with Laura Ingraham, he claimed that his words that day were ‘extremely calming.’
When asked about the House investigation, Trump said, “Honestly, I have nothing to hide. I wasn’t involved in it. And if you look at my words and everything in the speech, they were extremely calming, actually. But, the Democrats would like to see it, and I think secretly they’d like to see it (Trump’s claim of Executive Privilege) upheld.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy the Fox News network:
Trump: I have nothing to hide. I wasn’t involved with that and if you look at my words and what I said in the speech, they were extremely calming pic.twitter.com/KNW5EVgnAVSee Also
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.