Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Trump’s Silly January 6 Lie
On Wednesday night, Jimmy Kimmel devoted a large portion of his late-night monologue to former President Trump’s derailed interview with Newsmax, a network sued for large amount of money about continuing to promote bogus election fraud claims. And while sitting down, Trump launched a strange, unrealistic plot: that Nancy Pelosi was somehow blamed for the January 6 uprising, in which a group of Trump supporters – on his orders – stormed the US Capitol in a failed attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
“Our crazy ex-president is busy blaming everyone but himself for what happened on January 6th.order. Last night, I mentioned that he called for an investigation into why Mike Pence refused to overturn the election. Now, he’s trying to pin the riot on Nancy Pelosi,” Kimmel explained.
The host added: “Uncle Scam did an interview with Newsmax in which he falsely claimed that he called in 10,000 troops to defend the Capitol.
Indeed, in the interview, Trump alleged that he tried to send 10,000 troops to protect the Capitol during the riots, but Pelosi opposed him because she “didn’t want any soldiers.”
“Yes… there is no such thing as true,” Kimmel said. “In fact, what is documented, according to Trump’s former Secretary of Defense, is that he wants the military not to protect the Capitol, but to protect his supporters.”
Kimmel is right — Trump did not ordered 10,000 troops to defend the Capitol, but instead, based on During the congressional testimony of then-Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, Trump told him to send troops to protect the Capitol raiders.
Miller testified that Trump told him, “Do whatever is necessary to protect protesters who are exercising their constitutionally protected rights.”
In addition to the bogus Pelosi/military claims, Trump claimed during the talk that there was only one person – a “beautiful, young woman” [Ashli Babbitt]—Generated by the January 6 riots. Theo their report.)
“Four people died in the riots on January 6.order“, Kimmel explained, adding, “Five other Capitol policemen lost their lives in the days that followed. I know it’s hard to count those little orange seeds you call fingers, but that’s not a death – it’s ripe. “
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