Donald Trump tried to get behind the wheel to join his supporters

Donald Trump tried to get behind the wheel to join his supporters

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The commission of inquiry into the January 6, 2021 assault shared explosive testimony on Tuesday. According to a former White House aide, Donald Trump tried to take the wheel of the presidential car from a Secret Service policeman to mingle with his supporters who were marching, some armed, towards Congress.

Donald Trump knew some of his supporters were armed when he called on them to march on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 and then sought to get behind the wheel of a car to join them, according to damning testimony delivered Tuesday, June 28 to Congress .

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former collaborator of the White House, revealed before a parliamentary committee the precise actions and gestures of the former president during this day when American democracy trembled.

According to this young woman, Donald Trump tried to take the wheel of the presidential car from a Secret Service policeman to mingle with his supporters, who were marching towards Congress in an attempt to block the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential.

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Donald Trump’s White House chief Mark Meadows, testifies before the commission of inquiry into the Capitol storming, June 28, 2022. © Brandon Bell, Getty Images via AFP

“Take Me to the Capitol Right Now”

“I’m the fucking president, get me to the Capitol right now,” he allegedly said, trying to grab the cop by the collar, according to remarks reported to Cassidy Hutchinson by the president’s deputy chief of staff. “Sir, you have to take your hand off the wheel, we are going back”, to the White House, the policeman would have replied.

This young woman, who worked just a few steps from the Oval Office, also gave disturbing details about what the American executive knew of the violence that was preparing ahead of “January 6”.

Including a conversation she allegedly had with Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, four days before the attack on the US Congress. “It could get really, really bad on January 6,” he said.

“That night, I remember feeling fear and dread for the first time about what might happen on January 6. [2021]“, she confided in a testimony that could force Mark Meadows to come out of silence to deliver his version of the facts.

On this cold day in January, thousands of supporters of Donald Trump gathered in Washington to denounce the result of the election, lost by the Republican billionaire. The parliamentary committee revealed on Tuesday that several people within this human tide were heavily armed, information transmitted at the time to Donald Trump.

“I don’t give a damn if they’re armed, they’re not here to hurt me,” the president allegedly replied a few minutes before inviting them to “walk to the Capitol,” said Cassidy Hutchinson, who distanced himself from the Trump nebula, before the parliamentary commission of inquiry.

Ketchup on the walls

The episode of the presidential limousine was not the only outburst of violence by Donald Trump during the period when he tried to overturn the result of the election, according to testimony on Tuesday.

Cassidy Hutchinson also spoke about the day of the 1er December 2020, when US Justice Minister Bill Barr said in an interview that he had not found enough “fraud” to invalidate Joe Biden’s presidential victory. The billionaire then allegedly threw a porcelain plate on the floor and threw ketchup on a wall in the White House, she said.

Donald Trump, who openly flirts with the idea of ​​running for president in 2024, vehemently denounced all of these revelations. “It’s twisted and wrong, just like all of the commission’s work,” he lambasted in a series of posts on his Truth Social social network.

A sign of the deep political divide that divides America, his party, which Donald Trump still controls with an iron fist, has already promised to bury the conclusions of this commission if he were to take control. of the House of Representatives during the mid-term legislative elections in November.

With AFP