The Examiner examiner.net 08 Jan, 2021 07:45 am

Trump Capitol siege

Trump Capitol siege
Trump led off a video from the White House Thursday evening by condemning the violence carried out in his name a day earlier at the Capitol. Then, for the first time on camera, he conceded\u00a0his presidency would soon end.

Trump led off a video from the White House by condemning the violence carried out in his name a day earlier at the Capitol.” The address, which appeared designed to stave off talk of a forced early eviction, came at the end of a day when the cornered president stayed out of sight in the White House.Others who resigned in the wake of the riot: Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger; Ryan Tully, senior director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council; and first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham, a former White House press secretary.Staff-level discussions on the matter took place across multiple departments and even in parts of the White House, according to two people briefed on the talks.

Few aides had any sense of the president’s plans, with some wondering if Trump would largely remain out of sight until he left the White House.White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany read a brief statement in which she declared that the Capitol siege was “appalling, reprehensible and antithetical to the American way.

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