Trump Says He Asked Secret Service to Take Him to Capitol on Jan. 6

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If Trump had gotten his way, he would have spent Jan. 6, 2021 looking upon his supporters as they stormed into the Capitol building.

During his first political rally since his hush money trial began, when he wasn’t recapping the chaos of abortion rights post-Roe v. Wade to the the crowd in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Trump reminisced about asking his Secret Service staff if he could join the burgeoning insurrection.

“I sat in the back, and you know what I did say? I said: ‘I’d like to go down there, ‘cause I see a lot of people walking down,’” Trump boasted. “And they said, ‘Sir, it’s better if you don’t.’ I said, ‘Well, I’d like to.’ ‘Sir it’s better if you don’t.’”

Though Trump has referenced the Secret Service preventing him from joining the insurrectionists in past interviews, Wednesday’s admission was openly in front of his supporters.

In 2022, former White House aide Cassidy Hutchison testified to the Jan. 6 committee and gave her bombshell testimony that included her secondhand account that Trump yelled at the officers, “I’m the f-ing president, take me to the Capitol now,” and “lunged” for the steering wheel, which Trump disputed at the Wisconsin rally.

“Remember the person that said I attacked a Secret Service agent in the front of the car? It’s not my deal. I’m a lover, not a fighter,” Trump told his supporters gathered in Waukesha. “Remember that? And these are tough guys. You know these Secret Service guys, I hate to admit it, they’re slightly younger than me. Just slightly.”

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This isn’t the first time the former president has brought up Jan. 6 this week. On Tuesday, Trump compared student protests calling for universities to divest from Israel — due to the country’s military attack in Gaza — to rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol. 

Trump is facing multiple state and federal charges in two criminal cases related to his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection and his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.



Source link: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-asked-secret-service-january-6-capitol-1235013779/

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