Is anyone surprised that the Democrats conveniently failed to mention Trump’s security concerns before the events on Jan. 6?
Trump recalled his concern on the days leading up to the monumental events that took place on Jan. 6. The Former President revealed a little-talked-about fact from that day, one that could have changed the direction of the impeachment.
Then-President Trump requested 10,000 troops be stationed in the Capitol before the scheduled rallies on Jan. 6. His request was denied by Nancy Pelosi and others, as they claim they did not like the optics of a military presence in the Capitol on that day.
Trump said he informed the Department of Defense of his concerns and “gave the number” of 10,000 national guardsmen requested to be stationed at the Capitol.
“They took that number, from what I understand, they gave it to people at the Capitol, that is controlled by Pelosi, and I heard they rejected it because they didn’t think it would look good,” said Trump.
According to law “National Guard can be activated by the President of the United States to carry out federal missions.” Previous examples of ‘federal missions’ include the stabilization efforts in Kosovo and reinforcement for the mission in the Middle East.
Trump denied the claim that he was watching the events unfold on television in real time and expressed a “hatred” for what unfolded. He rightfully compared the events to the unrest that took place in major liberal cities last summer.
Trump’s administration is reaffirming Trump’s claim. Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed: “President Trump gave the direct order for 10,000 National Guards at the Captiol on Jan. 6. His order was denied by those in charge of the Capitol.”
Pelosi’s office and the Defense Department have not immediately responded to Trump’s comments.