Donald Trump was 'total monster' during Capitol chaos and refused to condemn rioters: 'My people aren't thugs'
The source said, 'He kept saying: 'The vast majority of them are peaceful. What about the riots this summer? No one cared when they were rioting. My people are peaceful. My people aren't thugs'.'
President Donald Trump acted like "a monster" and was "mentally unreachable" during the violence that ensued as a result of a MAGA mob breaching the Capitol, his aides have claimed. Trump also refused to "condemn his people" as they rioted and looted the Capitol as a means to prevent lawmakers from declaring President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election. Washington was left shaken on January 6 after Trump supporters stormed into the Capitol.
As a result of the violence, five people lost their lives and many were left injured. Democrats have called for Trump's impeachment and arrest after he told his supporters to march on DC while speaking at a rally. He was also slammed as he kept reiterating that there had been election fraud though he failed to provide any evidence to back his claims.
Trump, who had been asking his supporters to assemble in DC to protest the election results, released a video message after Biden concluded his speech in which he asked the rioters to “go home now” and told them: “We love you, you’re very special”.
He also repeated his claim that the election was compromised and he was made to lose. In a tweet, he said: "I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!"
A White House official said that Trump has refused to condemn his fans while comparing the violence to the Black Lives Matter protests last year. The source said, "He kept saying: 'The vast majority of them are peaceful. What about the riots this summer? No one cared when they were rioting. My people are peaceful. My people aren't thugs."
"He didn't want to condemn his people. He was a total monster today," the aide added. As per Axios, many of Trump's aides and closest confidantes have given up trying to talk to him and they have dubbed POTUS "mentally unreachable".
We had earlier reported that the House Judiciary Committee, which is controlled by the Democrat Party, called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. The letter read: "President Trump remained silence even as insurrections broke windows, threatened US Capitol Police, and scaled the walls of the Capitol."
"Earlier in the morning, President Trump held a rally at the White House and told protesters ‘I’ll be with you’ and encouraged them to march to the Capitol to protest the certification of the electoral college votes," the letter continued. House Judiciary Committee Democrats also said, "Even in his video announcement this afternoon, President Trump revealed that he is not mentally sound and is still unable to process and accept the results of the 2020 election."
"President Trump's willingness to incite violence and social unrest to overturn the election results by force clearly meet this standard," they added. The 25th Amendment requires that the vice president and a majority of principal officers of executive departments or a body like Congress may by law inform the Congress that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Should the 25th Amendment be invoked, Trump would be removed from office and Pence would take over.