In a speech that many view as his concession, Donald Trump criticizes his supporters who attacked the Capitol, shows concern about the COVID-19 pandemic for the first time, and admits that Joe Biden will take office on January 20th.
The speech is a last ditch effort to save himself as his Cabinet resigns amid 25th Amendment talks and Congress threatens impeachment. Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller, Mark Meadows, Ivanka Trump, and White House lawyers all had a hand in preparing the address.
Trump refused to authorize the National Guard for at least an hour after his army of citizens had entered the Capitol. Some reports citing Mike Pence’s office claim the National Guard wasn’t authorized until the National Security Adviser circumvented Trump and took orders from Pence.
Trump told them that he understands their pain and that he loves them just 24 hours ago. He told them they were fighting for the right reasons and to save the country. He instructed them to go to the Capitol before the attack.
His own DHS and cybersecurity agency, in charge of protecting the election, said 2020 was the most secure election in modern U.S history. That report came out in November.
Additionally, it was Trump’s friends in Congress that blocked election security legislation.
All reports suggest Trump’s focus is on pardoning him and his family members, and possibly fleeing the country the day before Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Trump has repeatedly claimed that Democrats are behind the COVID-19 pandemic, that hospitals are dramatically lying about the death count to increase profits, and that our economy is already rebuilt and stronger than anyone could imagine.
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