- Donald Trump loved watching his supporters ransack the US Capitol, former aides instructed CNN.
- He was “loving watching the Capitol mob,” a former senior White House official mentioned.
- Last month the House impeached Trump for inciting an rebel.
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Then-President Donald Trump loved watching his supporters ransack the US Capitol, former aides to the ex-president told CNN.
As the violence unfolded final month, Republicans and Democrats alike pleaded with Trump to intervene — to name on his supporters to cease. For hours, nonetheless, he remained silent, ensconced at the White House and consuming cable information.
There, a former senior Trump official instructed CNN, the president was having fun with what he noticed on the display screen: folks — some in MAGA hats and with Trump flags — breaking right into a co-equal department of presidency.
Trump was “loving watching the Capitol mob,” a former official mentioned to CNN.
Last month, The Washington Post beforehand reported that Trump was gradual to behave on calling for an finish to the mob — which he did hours after it started in a video posted to Twitter the place he known as the rioters “particular” — as a result of he was watching it stay on tv.
“He was exhausting to achieve, and you realize why? Because it was stay TV,” a then Trump advisor told The Post. “If it is TiVo, he simply hits pause and takes the calls. If it is stay TV, he watches it, and he was simply watching all of it unfold.”
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