President Trump Stands By His Speech Given Day Of Capitol Protests: It Was Totally Appropriate
President Donald Trump said that his speech before the Capitol Protests was ‘totally appropriate.'
Speaking to reporters before traveling to Texas on Tuesday, Trump says his remarks to supporters last week were "totally appropriate."
"So if you read my speech and many people have done it and I've seen it both in the papers and in the media, on television, it's been analyzed and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate. And if you look at what other people have said, politicians on a high level about the riots during the summer, the horrible riots in Portland and Seattle and various other places, that was a real problem, what they said. But they analyzed my speech and my words and my final paragraph, my final sentence. And everybody just thought it was totally appropriate. OK."
President Trump said his speech has been analyzed and they found that there was nothing wrong with what he said. He spoke of alleged voter fraud, and his plan to ‘stop the steal.' In that speech last week, the President said,
"I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."
President Trump arrived at his golf course in Virginia on Saturday. HuffPost politics reporter Igor Bobic was inside the U.S. Capitol when it was stormed by pro-Trump protesters Wednesday afternoon. He filmed a single Capitol Police officer attempting to hold them back as they pushed into the building. Bobic spoke to "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano about what he saw. Despite Trump's personal insults against his wife and father in 2016, Senator Ted Cruz has been a staunch supporter of President Trump. Former Texas Representative Beto O'Rourke says Cruz has his eye on Trump supporters for his own presidential bid. "I'm certain that's what motivated him on the floor of the senate on Wednesday, to try to overturn this election - that he could claim credit with the Trump crowd." Aired on 01/12/2021. US President Donald Trump denied Tuesday that his speech last week to thousands of supporters, encouraging them to march on Congress, had anything to do with the deadly violence that broke out shortly after.