Trump advised the group that ‘very completely different guidelines’ utilized.
“Once you catch any person in a fraud, you’re allowed to go by very completely different guidelines. So I hope Mike has the braveness to do what he has to do, and I hope he doesn’t take heed to the RINOs and the silly people who he’s listening to.”
Whipping up anger in opposition to Republicans who weren’t going alongside along with his plan for subverting the election, like Vice President Mike Pence, Mr. Trump advised the group that “completely different guidelines” now utilized. At the obvious stage, the president was arguing that what he wished Mr. Pence to do — reject the state-certified Electoral Faculty outcomes — could be professional, however the notion of “very completely different guidelines” making use of carried broader overtones of extraordinary permission as effectively. (“RINO” is a time period of abuse utilized by extremely partisan Republicans in opposition to extra reasonable colleagues they deem to be “Republicans in Title Solely.”)
Trump insinuated that Republican officers, together with Pence, would endanger themselves by accepting Biden’s win.
“I hope Mike goes to do the fitting factor. I hope so. I hope so, as a result of if Mike Pence does the fitting factor, we win the election. … And I truly — I simply spoke to Mike. I mentioned: ‘Mike, that doesn’t take braveness. What takes braveness is to do nothing. That takes braveness.’”
“I additionally wish to thank our 13 most brave members of the U.S. Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Ron Johnson, Senator Josh Hawley. … Senators have stepped up. We wish to thank them. I truly suppose, although, it takes, once more, extra braveness to not step up, and I believe numerous these individuals are going to seek out that out. And also you higher begin taking a look at your management, as a result of your management has led you down the tubes.”
Mr. Trump twice advised the group that Republicans who didn’t associate with his effort to overturn the election — Mr. Pence in addition to senators like Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the bulk chief, who didn’t be a part of within the performative objections led by Mr. Hawley and Mr. Cruz — have been truly those being brave. In context, the president’s implication is that they have been placing themselves in danger as a result of it could be safer to associate with what he wished. Throughout the ensuing riot, the mob chanted “Dangle Mike Pence.”
Trump urged that he wished his supporters to cease the certification of Biden’s electoral win, not simply protest it.
“We are going to by no means surrender. We are going to by no means concede. It doesn’t occur. You don’t concede when there’s theft concerned. Our nation has had sufficient. We won’t take it anymore, and that’s what that is all about. And to make use of a favourite time period that each one of you individuals actually got here up with, we are going to cease the steal. …
“You’ll have an illegitimate president. That’s what you should have, and we will’t let that occur. These are the details that you just received’t hear from the pretend information media. It’s all a part of the suppression effort. They don’t wish to speak about it. They don’t wish to speak about it. …
“We combat like hell, and should you don’t combat like hell, you’re not going to have a rustic anymore.”
Two months after he misplaced the election, Mr. Trump repeatedly advised his followers that they might nonetheless cease Mr. Biden from changing into president in the event that they “combat like hell,” a formulation that urged they act and alter issues, not merely increase their voices.
As he dispatched his supporters into what turned lethal chaos, Trump falsely advised them that he would come, too.
Now it’s as much as Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy. And after this, we’re going to stroll down, and I’ll be there with you. … We’re going to the Capitol, and we’re going to attempt to give — the Democrats are hopeless, they’re by no means voting for something, not even one vote, however we’re going to attempt — give our Republicans, the weak ones, as a result of the robust ones don’t want any of our assist, we’re attempt — going to attempt to give them the type of delight and boldness that they should take again our nation.”
As he sicced his supporters on Congress, Mr. Trump assured them that he would personally accompany them to the Capitol. In reality, as a number of of his followers and law enforcement officials have been injured or dying within the ensuing chaos, the president watched the violence play out on tv from the protection of the White Home.