Trump defiant and unapologetic about his role in inciting Capitol mob attacks
By Philip Rucker and Josh Dawsey
ALAMO, Tex. President Trump emerged on Tuesday from six days out of public view defiant and unapologetic over his incitement to last week’s mob attack on the Capitol, warning that his accusation could lead to more violence.
The president denied any wrongdoing in the violent uprising that killed a police officer and threatened Vice President Pence and members of Congress. He said his remarks urging spectators from supporters last Wednesday to march to the Capitol in a demonstration force to pressure and intimidate lawmakers to overthrow the election result were “perfectly appropriate.”
During a visit to part of a newly constructed border wall here in the Rio Grande Valley, Trump warned against efforts in Congress to hold him accountable.
“Charge fraud is a continuation of the largest and most vicious witch hunt in the history of our country and causes enormous anger and division and pain, far greater than most people will ever understand, which is very dangerous for the United States, especially in this very tender time,” said Trump.