Ex-President Donald Trump was being interviewed by Steven Hilton on Fox News on Sunday night. He stated that he requested to have 10,000 National Guard troops at the Capitol on Jan. 6, but that Nancy Pelosi decided against it.
Said Trump during the interview, in part:
"I said 'Look, this rally is going to be bigger than anyone thinks, 'cause everybody I see said 'I'm gonna be at the rally.'"
"I think that was the largest crowd that I've ever spoken to before, and I've spoken to very large crowds. Hundreds of thousands of people, and more than that."
"I said that I think you should have 10,000.... I definitely gave the number of 10,000 National Guardsmen."
"They took that number, from what I understand, they gave it to people at the Capitol, which is controlled by [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi, and I heard they rejected it, because 'it didn't look good'. So, you know, that was a big mistake."
Trump also re-affirmed that he doesn't support violent riots of any sort, including the one that took place on Jan. 6:
"I think it's terrible. I hate to see it."
"I will tell you that it's very interesting, however, 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. And I hate to see that difference."
"But I hated to see the riot at the Capitol. I hate to see any of that. But it is a double standard."
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