According to former President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was to blame for the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Trump told FNC host Sean Hannity that Pelosi had turned down “soldiers and/or National Guard,” which he said would have prevented problems.
“So, I felt that was going to happen — at the rally, or whatever you want to call it,” he said. “The people listening to the speeches, a lot of different people, and they were also making speeches the night before. And there was a lot of love there. Believe me, there was a lot of love, and a lot of friendship, and people that love our country. These are great people.”
“I felt there was going to be a very big crowd,” Trump continued. “And I said, you know, I think we should have 10,000. And Kash Patel, who’s a terrific guy, he said, maybe it should be 20. I said, maybe it should be 20. He remembers me saying 10 to 20. But I wanted to have soldiers or — and I wanted soldiers and/or National Guard, and Nancy Pelosi turned it down. And if she didn’t turn it down, you would not have had any problem. It would have just been absolutely a lovely day.”
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