How did you spend January 6, 2021? Have been you glued to your cellphone, watching in slack-jawed horror? Hitting refresh on information websites each 5 seconds? Perhaps you have been texting the White House, begging that the president of the US cease the violence? Or maybe you have been hiding in a secure location as rioters chanted on your dying? For his half, the one one who might have finished one thing to cease one of many worst days in U.S. historical past conspicuously selected to not. We communicate, after all, of Donald Trump, who we all know from numerous accounts watched the revolt he incited unfold on TV, refusing all entreaties, including from his children, to take motion, ready till hours after the tried coup started to inform the rioters to “go dwelling“ but also “You’re very particular” and “we love you” and “These are the issues and occasions that occur when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from nice patriots who’ve been badly & unfairly handled for therefore lengthy.”
And simply in case somebody from Staff Trump tries to assert sooner or later sooner or later that the then president didn’t like what he noticed on the TV, or that he was deeply involved for the security of the lawmakers and Capitol workers contained in the constructing, right here’s this:
That‘s former White Home press secretary and former chief of workers to the primary woman Stephanie Grisham making it clear to CNN that not solely was Trump not disturbed by a riot that will end result within the dying of 5 folks and democracy hanging on by a thread, however that he completely beloved what he noticed, a lot in order that he felt the necessity to watch it once more, just like the deeply disturbed particular person he’s. The Trumps will little doubt declare Grisham’s recollections are the “faux information” of a disgruntled worker (who they employed for greater than 4 years) however, inconveniently for them, it vehicles with these of Senator Ben Sasse, who said in an interview on January 8, 2021, that senior White Home officers had instructed him that because the revolt unfolded, “Trump was strolling across the White Home confused about why different folks on his crew weren’t as excited as he was, as you had rioters pushing in opposition to Capitol police, making an attempt to get into the constructing. That was occurring. He was delighted.”
All of which makes Joe Biden’s feedback on the anniversary of that horrible day greater than truthful, if not harsh enough. “The previous president of the US of America has created and unfold an internet of lies in regards to the 2020 election,” Biden said from the chamber close to the Home ground that the insurrectionists handed by way of on January 6. “He’s finished so as a result of he values energy over precept, as a result of he sees his personal pursuits as extra necessary than his nation’s pursuits and America’s pursuits, and since his bruised ego issues extra to him than our democracy or our Structure.” Declining to say Trump by title, Biden reminded the nation that “Even earlier than the primary poll was forged, the previous president was preemptively sowing doubt in regards to the election outcomes. He constructed his lie over months. It wasn’t based mostly on any info. He was simply searching for an excuse—a pretext—to cowl for the reality.” Twisting the knife, Biden added: “He’s not only a former president. He’s a defeated former president—defeated by a margin of over 7 million of your votes in a full and free and truthful election.” Referencing the absurd declare by Trump and his supporters that the mob who attacked the Capitol represents “the nation’s true patriots,” Biden requested: “Is that what you thought if you appeared on the mob ransacking the Capitol, destroying property, actually defecating within the hallways, rifling by way of desks of senators and representatives, searching down members of Congress? Patriots? Not for my part.… Those that stormed this Capitol and people who instigated and incited and people who known as on them to take action held a dagger on the throat of America—at American democracy. They didn’t come right here out of patriotism or precept. They got here right here in rage—not in service of America, however fairly in service of 1 man.”
A person who, apparently, was cheering them on from the sidelines.
In the meantime, in Trump‘s America
GOP lawmakers who helped unfold the lie the election was stolen remorse nothing:
Whereas 57 January 6 rioters are operating for workplace