Outgoing president Donald Trump incited last week’s deadly insurrection, but not if you ask Donald Trump about that. An impeachment article was drawn up following the president’s incendiary words that sparked the riots at the Capitol. Still, now Trump is warning that it is dangerous for the United States to be impeached for his conduct. Trump is taking no responsibility for his conduct.
“So if you read my speech, and many people have done it, and I’ve seen it both in the papers and in the media, on television, it’s been analyzed, and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate,” he said in response to questions about his role in the riots. MSNBC cut him off.
Trump on speech just before deadly riot where he said “fight” or “fighting” more than 20 times: “It’s been analyzed and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate.” pic.twitter.com/USJmgmqkwi
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 12, 2021
Trump is referring to the speech he gave just before the riots ensued on the Capitol that resulted in five deaths, including a police officer, chaos, destruction, and mayhem.
“We’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women,” Trump told his supporters shortly before the deadly insurrection. “We’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.”
This is from PolitiFact:
His supporters listened. Thousands of Trump supporters, waving Trump or Confederate flags and wearing MAGA gear, descended upon the Capitol. They overwhelmed law enforcement, pushed past police barricades, and temporarily stopped Congress from counting electoral votes.
According to CNBC, Donald Trump did not answer when a reporter asked he would resign before the end of his term next week. He did address his account being suspended on Twitter, though. Trump said it is “very, very bad for our country, and that’s leading others to do the same thing.”
“And it causes a lot of problems and a lot of danger. Big mistake. They shouldn’t be doing it,” the outgoing president said. “But there’s always a counter move when they do that. I’ve never seen such anger as I see right now, and that’s a terrible thing.”
Yeah, he’s more concerned with his Twitter suspension than anything else, apparently. As for the riots, Trump’s lies caused them.
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