Trump rages on Truth Social against Jan. 6 prime-time hearing, calls riots a ‘Capitol rush’

Former President Donald Trump took to his new social media platform Friday morning to bash the first public hearings held by the House committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol.

Mr Trump fired at least eight messages on Truth Social, his platform that is mirrored after Twitter. In part, he defended the videotaped testimony of his daughter, Ivanka, who said she was influenced by the determination of then-Attorney General William P. Barr that there was no widespread electoral fraud in 2020.

“Ivanka Trump was not involved in viewing or studying the election results,” Trump wrote. “She had long since checked out and was, in my opinion, just trying to be respectful of Bill Barr and his position as Attorney General (he was worthless!),” Trump wrote. “The so-called ‘Rush on the Capitol’ was not caused by me, but by a rigged and stolen election!”

Members of the Jan. 6 panel presented evidence and allegations against Mr Trump during his prime-time debut Thursday, including clips of statements by his former attorney general, campaign officials and eldest daughter, all of whom said they did not believe the 2020 election. is stolen.

The commission aired clips showing the violent clashes between police and Trump supporters, alongside statements from Mr. Barr and campaign officials who said they had informed Mr Trump that he had lost a legitimate election. Mr Barr went so far as to label claims that the election had been “rigged” or “stolen” as “bulls-t”.

Mr Trump said he had made his own decision about the election.

“A lot of people talked to me about the election results, both pro and con, but I never wavered a bit — follow the facts and the evidence,” Trump wrote. “The 2020 presidential election was rigged and stolen… And now look at our country – not pretty!!! A one-sided, completely partisan, POLITICAL WITCHHUNTING!”


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