Former President Donald Trump’s remarks on the Ellipse on Jan. 6 at the Stop the Steal rally, urging his supporters to march on the Capitol as Congress was certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election, were somehow revised by his former chief of staff Mark Meadows in his new book, ‘The Chief’s Chief.’ CNN’s Jim Acosta suggested that the book could be named ‘The Cheat’s Cheat’ during a segment on his show.
CNN reporter Marshall Cohen weighed in, saying that he obtained a copy of the “sycophantic book” and said it contained things that would interest the committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.
“It’s 100 percent pro-Trump,” Cohen said. “He says he wants Trump to run again in 2024, but besides all the politics, there is a lot of important stuff that will be of interest to the Jan. 6 investigation. Make no mistake; he is totally peddling the big lie still. There is a lot of stuff in this book…that’s still pushing the same debunked claims about ballot irregularities and voter fraud that has no merit to it whatsoever, and then on Jan. 6, he’s trying to absolve President Trump of any responsibility.”
Cohen noted a section in the book that Meadows says, “President Trump let me know that he had been speaking metaphorically about the walk to the Capitol. He knew as well as anyone that we couldn’t organize a trip like that on such short notice. It was clear the whole time that he didn’t actually intend to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue with the crowd.”
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“They’re washing their hands of this,” Cohen said.
“I covered Trump for a long time,” Acosta said. “I never heard him use the word ‘metaphorically.’ It makes you wonder, if he’s still peddling the big lie, why should we believe anything in this book? It’s a book for one reader; I suppose — the dear leader.”
“It might be for one reader, but there will be other readers on the Jan. 6 committee in the House,” Cohen told Acosta. “They are looking at this book. Of course, remember, Meadows is someone who got a subpoena. He will be going in to testify on a few specific topics. They want him to talk about everything. They’re saying now, some of the Democrats on that committee, they’ve said, ‘If you can write about it in a book, for-profit, you can talk about it under oath for our investigation.'”
Meadows is, of course, lying; Trump’s speech proves that, and the former president wasn’t speaking metaphorically.
“Now, it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy,” Trump told his crowd of supporters on Jan. 6. “And after this, we’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you, we’re going to walk down, we’re going to walk down.”
“Anyone you want, but I think right here, we’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them,” he continued.
“Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong,” Trump added. “We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
Trump failed to join his supporters, and instead, the former president left by car after whipping the crowd of his supporters into a frenzy.
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