Former President Donald Trump on Sunday evening denied that he was watching reside tv protection of the lethal Capitol Hill riot.
Trump was responding to a Washington Publish story that claimed he was “watching all of it unfold” on Jan. 6 within the White Home as chaos erupted on the Capitol.
“That’s incorrect reporting,” Trump instructed Fox Information’ Steve Hilton.
“To start with, I wasn’t watching TV. I turned it on afterward once I heard about it, and did a variety of strikes.”
A former Trump adviser had instructed The Washington Publish that the ex-commander-in-chief was glued to the tube as his supporters stormed the Capitol constructing, interrupting a vote to certify the election outcomes.
“He was arduous to succeed in, and you already know why? As a result of it was reside TV,” the ex-adviser instructed the newspaper. “If it’s TiVo, he simply hits pause and takes the calls. If it’s reside TV, he watches it, and he was simply watching all of it unfold.”
In Sunday’s interview, Trump condemned the siege, however referred to as the outrage surrounding it a “double customary.”
“Once you see Washington burning and while you see Seattle burning and Portland burning and all these different locations burning with Antifa, and the novel left, nothing appears to occur,” Trump mentioned.
He additionally instructed Hilton that his administration had alerted the Division of Protection to the rally close to the White Home that he spoke at earlier than the assault.
As for the rally previous the loss of life and destruction within the Capitol constructing, Trump mentioned it was one thing to be celebrated.
“It was a love fest. It was a ravishing factor,” he mentioned.