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Jaw-Dropping Timeline of Trump’s Actions During Riot Shows His Refusal to Do ANYTHING While Rioters Stormed Congress
The timeline set out below is not proof that Trump wanted to incite and continued to incite a crowd to attack the Capitol. We know that much and it’s sufficient for impeachment and possible criminal charges, was enough to earn Trump the “traitor president” moniker.
The timeline just adds details to make it clearer. If even more evidence arises to fully understand the traitorous behavior, it should be exposed as well. Alternet sets out details that pertain to the week before the riots and during the riots. We want to concentrate on Trump’s behavior during the riot as the most shocking information, set side by side with the timeline.
First, even as the rioters were in the Capitol, Trump was on the phone with newly sworn-in Senator and certified dirtbag Sen. Tommy Tuberville. Trump wanted Tuberville to add more objections to the Electoral College as if the mob would make it more likely that those objections would be accepted:
According to CNN, Trump called GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, meaning to speak to Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville, “shortly after 2 p.m.” The senators were in lockdown because of the invasion. CNN reported: “Tuberville spoke with Trump for less than 10 minutes, with the President trying to convince him to make additional objections to the Electoral College vote in a futile effort to block Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s win, according to a source familiar with the call. The call was cut off because senators were asked to move to a secure location.”
So the situation got so dire that the Senate was moved “to a secure location” – surely deep below the Capitol in secret bunkers – and Trump thought it was the perfect time to help himself by adding objections. We knew Trump would be thinking of himself, not the Senators, but he also wanted to “win” through the mob.
Below, we knew the mob was after Pence and we knew Trump was furious with Pence. We knew that White House staffers said that what Trump did was unconscionable. But it takes seeing it in the timeline to see that Trump was clearly going after Pence, inciting the mob on Pence.
Then, at 2:24 p.m., while the riot was still ongoing, Trump tweeted out: “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!”
McCarthy, with his life on the line, pleaded with Trump to call his horde off and Trump screamed back, refusing.
At some point during the breach, Trump spoke to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on the phone. According to Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News, the pair “got into a screaming match … as an enraged mob of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol, according to a source familiar with the episode. McCarthy, one of the president’s closest allies in Congress, demanded that Trump release a statement denouncing the mob. Initially, Trump would not agree to do it.” McCarthy, clearly distressed by the attack, said on ABC News, “I called the President … I begged him to go talk to the nation.”
The kids were in on it:
“Nearly every denunciation of the violence from the president or his daughter or the president’s lawyer has included language giving members of the rioting mob a permission structure. Ivanka Trump called them ‘patriots,’ Giuliani tells them they’re on the right side of history.”
Trump was so furious with Pence that he again was screaming and whaling about Pence even as the mob was clearly trying to overthrow the government:
“Per people close to the White House, several official and unofficial aides are trying – without success – to get the president to issue a stronger statement. He simply won’t do it. He’s been furious at Pence for refusing to do something he doesn’t have power to do and that’s that.”
Impeach. Try him. Arrest the mother ffff.
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