Donald Trump’s former commerce adviser Peter Navarro should have missed the footage, as a result of he insisted to MSNBC’s Ari Melber on Friday that he noticed “nothing however peaceable individuals” the day of final 12 months’s rebel.
He agreed with Melber that it was fallacious for Trump supporters to “storm the Capitol” that day, so he did categorical consciousness of a number of the occasions on Jan. 6, 2021.
“We solely needed peace that day,” Navarro insisted. Trump informed his supporters on the rally earlier than the riot to march on the Capitol and “combat like hell.”
Melber ran a tape of Trump saying on Fox News that those that rioted “have been peaceable individuals. These have been nice individuals.”
He “falsely says they have been peaceable. Do you acknowledge they weren’t?” Melber pressed.
Navarro responded: “I ran the [National] Mall that day … I noticed nothing however peaceable individuals strolling alongside as much as that Capitol. I didn’t personally observe storming the gates there.”
“However you’ve seen the tape. You understand what occurred. You understand Donald Trump lied about it,” Melber identified.
“The place have been the Capitol Police?” Navarro requested, in an try and pivot the dialog.
“The Capitol Police have been being overwhelmed and attacked by Trump followers,” stated a deadpan Melber. “I believe you understand that.”
Test it out within the video clip up prime.