Trump Reveals Who He Thinks Is Responsible For January 6th
We now know who Donald Trump blames for January 6th.
He was asked about January 6th during an interview on Meet the Press.
Trump said, “Nancy Pelosi was in charge of security. She turned down 10,000 soldiers. If she didn’t turn down the soldiers, you wouldn’t have had Jan. 6.”
Former President Donald Trump argued in his first network interview since leaving office that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi “is responsible for Jan. 6.”
“Nancy Pelosi was in charge of security. She turned down 10,000 soldiers. If she didn’t turn down the soldiers, you wouldn’t have had Jan. 6,” Trump told NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Kristen Welker during a recent sit-down interview at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump declined to answer if he called military or law enforcement that day, saying, “I behaved so well, I did such a good job, Nancy Pelosi turned down 10,000 soldiers … if she didn’t do that …” Welker challenged Trump that Pelosi did not have the authority he had as commander in chief.
“I understand that the police testified against her, the chief very strongly against her, the Capitol police, great people,” Trump said in the interview aired Sunday. “They testified against her, and they burned all the evidence. OK? They burned all the evidence. They destroyed all the evidence about Nancy Pelosi.”
Trump also said that he asked for the National Guard three days before but was turned down.
TRUMP: You don’t realize anything until quite a while that the National Guard aren’t coming. I asked it to be there three days in advance, and she turned it down.
WELKER: She says that that request was never officially made.
TRUMP: Just stop it. The mayor of D.C. gave us a letter, saying that she turns it down, okay? We have it. Nancy Pelosi also was asked, and she turned it down. The police commissioner of Capitol Police —
WELKER: I’m talking about the day of, though.
TRUMP: Wait a minute.
TRUMP: Capitol Police said that he wanted it, and Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t accept it. She’s responsible for January 6.
WELKER: Let’s — Mr. President.
TRUMP: Nancy Pelosi is responsible. And the J6 Committee refused to interview her.