Trump Claims His Jan 6 Tweets Prove He Wanted Peace — But Failed to Mention ONE MAJOR THING
Either Donald Trump has a very selective memory or he’s more senile than previously thought. He’s now claiming that the tweets he posted on the day of the Capitol Hill insurrection prove he wanted peace. However, he also failed to note that as the riot unfolded he instructed his supporters “to fight like hell.”
Trump’s Twitter account was reinstated by Elon Musk last November, a complete reversal of a ban to keep the former president off the social media site after the failed insurrection on January 6, 2021, when a violent mob of Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol as Congress prepared to certify Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory, The Independent reports.
But in a statement, Wednesday on Truth Social Trump attached his tweets from that violent day, attempting to insist he asked for peace as his supporters raged on.
“My clear and unequivocal statements on January 6, 2021, which I conveyed to my over 100 million followers, are no longer under ‘wraps.'”
“The highly partisan January 6th Committee did not want these messages to be part of the Historical and Legal Record, but they have now been fully restored — a sad shock to what I call the Unselect Committee of Political hacks and Thugs,” Trump said.
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He added two tweets where he asked the crowd to be “peaceful.”
“I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember WE are the Party of Law & Order — respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank You!” one tweet announced.
In the other attached tweet, Trump said:
“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our country. Stay Peaceful!”
Trump went on to insist that his tweets were “consistent with a major theme of my speech on the Ellipse in front of perhaps the largest crowd (seldom mentioned — only a ‘tiny’ percentage went to the Capitol Building) I have ever spoken before, that the attendees were there to “PEACEFULLY AND PATRIOTICALLY MAKE [THEIR] VOICES HEARD.”
Somehow he didn’t mention in his statement that he told his supporters to “fight like hell.”
Of course, the full, 11,000-word transcript of Trump’s speech that Congressional Democrats cited in a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that called for the president to be investigated for the “instigation, planning, and execution,” that culminated in the attack revealed that he had asked his supporters to march to Capitol Hill.
The riot erupted after his “Save America Rally” at the Ellipse, a park located near the White House.
“And we fight,” he said. “We fight like Hell and if you don’t fight like Hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
Isn’t it interesting how selective Trump’s memory seems to be? He’s saying he advocated peace when he actually advocated fire and brimstone.
Funny how he “forgot” that isn’t it?