Former President Donald Trump attempted to characterize the participants in the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol as “well-behaved” ahead of the fourth day of public hearings on the day’s events.
Trump made the remarks in an interview NewsmaxThis week, earlier claimed he had done “nothing wrong other than complaining about the election,” and refused to acknowledge any role he played in instigating the violence.
After telling rally-goers on January 6, 2021, that they couldn’t take back the country “With weakness,” the former president then encouraged them to enter the building and air their grievances in person with Congress, which was meeting that day to certify the 2020 election results.
Trump had previously admitted that the mob wanted to kill several officials, including Mike Pence his vice president. In an interview last year the former president defended their actions. describing the crowd’s chants for hanging Pence as “common sense.”
Trump’s earliest statements on January 6 were critical of his loyalist mob. The former president declared the following the attack: he was “outraged” by the “mayhem” that had transpired.
Trump critics have given numerous examples of how Trump may have broken the law regarding the 2020 presidential election. Trump’s campaign team also coordinated a potentially Illegal scheme to reverse the results of Electoral CollegeUsing fake electors Trump also tried to coerce election officials to “find” him votes to help overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential win.
Legal experts also agree with this conclusion. Trump cannot defend his own actions He claimed he believed his false claims about election fraud.
Most Americans believe Trump is responsible for what happened January 6, 2021. A Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 57% of voters believe Trump is responsible in some wayFor the attack. An ABC News/Ipsos poll found 58 percent in favor of charges against Trump for his role in the attack.