Trump says his request for 10,000 Guard troops on January 6 was turned down by Pelosi

For two months, Democrats have accused Donald Trump of starting an “insurrection” shortly before leaving office. This neat narrative, relentlessly pushed for weeks, is now coming under scrutiny from none other than Trump himself.

Contradicting the Democratic Party’s depiction of what took place, Trump told Fox News on Sunday that he requested some 10,000 National Guards troops beforehand.

It “wouldn’t look good”

Trump told Steve Hilton of The Next Revolution that he wanted the troops deployed in advance of Jan. 6 protests in Washington because he was concerned by the potential crowd size.

But Trump said that the request was shot down by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) because it “wouldn’t look good.”

“They took that number, from what I understand. They gave it to the people at the Capitol, which is controlled by Pelosi, and I heard they rejected it because it wouldn’t look good,” Trump said. “So, you know, that was a big mistake.”

Pelosi dismissed Trump’s claims as “completely made up,” The Washington Post reported.

Republicans have also suggested that Pelosi is to blame for leaving the Capitol unguarded, while attacking her handling of a security review as partisan.

Trump decries “double standard”

Pressed on the riot, Trump said that he “hated” what took place, but lamented a “double standard” that he called “very unfair” concerning political violence.

“When you see Washington burning and when you see Seattle burning and Portland burning, and all these other places burning, with antifa and the radical left, nothing seems to happen, nobody seems to be bothered by that,” Trump said. “I hate to see any of that, but it is a double standard.”

Trump was referring to deadly riots by leftist groups like antifa that occurred in Washington and many cities this summer. Democrats made only the most perfunctory effort to denounce the violence; in fact, they condemned Trump’s efforts to quell the chaos.

Since the Capitol riot, many conservatives have pointed to this double standard even as political rhetoric surrounding the Capitol incident has many saying that Democrats are pushing for a national security crackdown on Trump supporters.

Even Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), no fan of Trump, has dismissed Pelosi’s call for a 9/11-style commission as “partisan by design,” saying she must be willing to examine violence across the political spectrum to demonstrate her goodwill.

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  1. Of course they turned it down. They didn’t want any of their hired thugs to get hurt while rioting. Plus, they could blame Trump for the results. Pelosi is so power hungry that she will do anything to keep her $223,500 per year job and the extra benefits that come with it. She is a disgrace to the human race!!!

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  3. I hope they inform us all when Pelosi gets hooked up to the lie detector, cause we ain’t never seen a machine explode like that one is about too. Wouldn’t want to miss it.

  4. Pelosi you suck. You are the reason the Capitol was attacked and you know it. You probably planned it with BLM and ANTIFA. Pelosi you are a clear and present danger to America and all American people.

  5. It would be the best news ever if Pilosy took a lie detector test. Oh my! They are so many! Do it someone just do it!

  6. Pelosi should be put completely out of our government for the rest of her life. She is a lying democrat and is always lying about everything. She is not worth a damn in our government. She should be impeached out of congress.

  7. Piglosi should be investigated and subpoenaed to testify befor the judicial committee. No pleading “ the fifth”, no “ I can’t recall” no lies, hook her up to a lie detector and make her answer! She is at fault! Prosecute her!

  8. Pelosi has wasted so much taxpayer money with impeachment and all those fake items in those stimulus packages that everyone knows are to fake accounts she set up to get more money for herself. Just like the gender Trans study. She set that up because everyone knows Muslims don’t believe in that. There was a video with a zoom call asking blm to go on 6th from a lawyer in the Whitehouse saying dress as supporters and break windows cause a disturbance use duck duck go to search it.

  9. They should go ahead with Nancy Pelosi’s, 911 type commission and investigate ALL leads that tell us why the violence took place, not just what they think that Trump, or his supporters had to do with it. There are many indications now, that Antifa was indeed involved in the breaking in at the Capitol Building, beginning with John Sullivan, an Antifa activist, who was paid by CNN and NBC to video the violence. There is slowly coming to light, other indications that Antifa may have lead they way into the building.

  10. I think we need to look into Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Harris & of course keep looking into Biden & family, I haven’t heard much on Hunter since Biden became the fake President. How did all these people acquire millions when they do not make that much from their jobs, not that they aren’t well paid for the little most of them do!!??!!?? I think we could find a lot of skeletons in their closets!

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