Skip to comments.Former Trump chief of staff calls ex-President's Capitol riot claims 'manifestly false'
Posted on 03/28/2021 10:58:52 AM PDT by lowbridge
The former chief of staff to ex-President Donald Trump on Saturday pushed back against his former boss' recent attempt to whitewash the history of the January 6 Capitol riot.
Mick Mulvaney, who stepped down as Trump's special envoy to Northern Ireland after the insurrection, called Trump's comments that his supporters were "hugging and kissing" police officers and posed "zero threat," despite widespread violence, "manifestly false."
"I was surprised to hear the President say that. Clearly there were people who were behaving themselves, and then there were people who absolutely were not, but to come out and say that everyone was fine and there was no risk, that's just manifestly false -- people died, other people were severely injured," Mulvaney told CNN's Pamela Brown on "Newsroom."
"It's not right to say there was no risk, I don't know how you can say that when people were killed," he added.
Mulvaney was one of a handful of senior officials who resigned in the wake of the January 6 riot, including former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and former Trump deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger.
Trump earlier this week attempted to rewrite the history of the insurrection, which he stoked by repeatedly and falsely claiming the 2020 election was stolen from him. There is no evidence of widespread fraud, but Trump and many of his conservative allies in the media and on Capitol Hill have continued to push the narrative.
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Trumps largest failures from the start - some of the people he chose. Too trusting and not enough research.
1 person died. The woman shot inside the capital by unnamed person.
The rest is made up nonsense. Nobody else died because of the “riot”.
CNN... fake news.
he’s not really ex-President. He’s former.
If Trump wants to win again, he needs to promise not to hire backstabbing clowns.
Mulvaney is another South Carolina Cheap Labor Express stooge.
That is all they elect.
Most of the GOP he had to pick from are backstabbing clowns.
The trouble with most “republicans” these days is that they are a bunch of disloyal, back-stabbing low-life bastards with way too many skeletons in their closets.
Clearly 99.5% of the people were behaving themselves, and then there were a small handful of people who absolutely were not. Many of those who were not behaving themselves had nothing to do with MAGA, and everything to do with the Democrat party, don't you think?
It was a typical MAGA rally, but the Democrats sabotaged it. Why is that not a surprise?
The Swamp is indeed Wide and Deep enough to include the IRA and Mick Mulvaney.
IT WASN’T AN INSURRECTION
I’m generally in favor of honest opinions and forthright statements.
However — you see the media and the Democrats just don’t play that game. They lie to an extraordinary extent.
Given that fact, the Republicans need to stop the nuances and niceties. Your honest and forthright opinion about January 6 is not welcome anymore. Just say that President Trump behaved perfectly. His supporters behaved perfectly. And some Democrat-inspired bad actors with ties to ANTIFA caused all the trouble.
Just say that. It’s politics. It’s OK.
If you’re not willing to play the game that way, then you’re just a shill for the Biden-Harris. Nothing more than that.
Yep, Sarah Palin taught me that, she and I learned it together.
But you risk lowering your IQ if you truly want to blame Trump.
For Mick, what’s clear is manifest, and vice versa.
Trump earlier this week attempted to rewrite the history of the insurrection, which he stoked by repeatedly and falsely claiming the 2020 election was stolen from him.
There is no evidence of widespread fraud, but Trump and many of his conservative allies in the media and on Capitol Hill have continued to push the narrative.
Let me guess — in a few days it will be shown that the news media doctored or made up the quotes that Mulvaney is reacting to. CNN and Mulvaney will act like they never said anything.
people were killed...
THIS IS FALSE!
3 had heart attacks, 1 had a stroke at home, 1 unarmed person was killed BY POLICE.
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