Finally emerging from the White House to fly down to Texas, Donald Trump briefly spoke with reporters and claimed no responsibility for the Capitol riot that put members of Congress in danger, calling his comments at a rally before the event "totally appropriate."
According to CNN's Kaitlan Collins, "Trump says what he said last week has been analyzed by 'many people' and was 'totally appropriate' and the real problem was what other high-level politicians said about violence in Portland, etc. 'That was the real problem,' he tells reporters before turning and boarding AF1."
Needless to say, critics of Trump were unsurprised that the president was once again trying to "pass the buck."
As you can see below:
@kaitlancollins @maggieNYT Reporter: "What is your role in what happened at the Capitol? What is your personal resp… https://t.co/uzahuRBTZr— The Recount (@The Recount)1610466836.0
@kaitlancollins Yep, he learned his lesson.— Just Vent (@Just Vent)1610465806.0
@EGallion27 @kaitlancollins Absolutely still spewing he is right and he did nothing wrong— Tania (@Tania)1610465954.0
@kaitlancollins He has no remorse. No condolences to the dead. He still stands by his actions. How did this guy get… https://t.co/t0ZfRaNbme— a certain dude 🅨 (@a certain dude 🅨)1610466010.0
@therecount @kaitlancollins @maggieNYT https://t.co/IS0h4yYZnV— DQM3 (@DQM3)1610467261.0
@bblock29 @therecount @kaitlancollins @maggieNYT these people.... https://t.co/PAn2HKqyNN— 'BT' (@'BT')1610467327.0
@ArchibaldZambo1 @kaitlancollins He proves it every time he's on camera or has a microphone— Eric C Brock (@Eric C Brock)1610466019.0
@kaitlancollins Get him out before more people die!!!— Dorit Murciano (@Dorit Murciano)1610465846.0
@kaitlancollins Unhinged https://t.co/qQ4B86UM80— DiPersons (@DiPersons)1610466275.0
@kaitlancollins He just can't admit reality. He's insane. He must be removed by 25th or impeached.— ArchibaldZamboni (@ArchibaldZamboni)1610465827.0
@kaitlancollins Just wait till he makes a longer speech about how amazing that day was and how proud he is of all h… https://t.co/OA7CEVSbng— Parentally Incorrect (@Parentally Incorrect)1610466047.0
@kaitlancollins He's so lucky those terrorists didn't get a hold of a single politician sheltering in place at the… https://t.co/319DFfdX3N— Gabriel Olvera (@Gabriel Olvera)1610465883.0
@kaitlancollins Many people! The best frankly! God pls let this end— J D (@J D)1610465804.0
@carrieg777 @therecount @kaitlancollins @maggieNYT Srsly.— Maria—Inside Job: Exec. Govt & WH Planned the Riot (@Maria—Inside Job: Exec. Govt & WH Planned the Riot)1610467328.0