Donald Trump announced to hold a press conference at Mar-A-Lago on 6th January. This conference is taking place at Trump’s resort on the anniversary of the deadly attack on the US Capitol.
While announcing the conference, he said, “Why isn’t the Unselect Committee of highly partisan political hacks investigating the CAUSE of the January 6th protest, which was the rigged Presidential Election of 2020?”
Trump called the attack “a protest” and regarded the November 2020 elections as “the insurrection”.
Trump said, “I will be having a news conference on January 6th at Mar-a-Lago to discuss all of these points, and more,” “Until then, remember, the insurrection took place on November 3rd, it was the completely unarmed protest of the rigged election that took place on January 6th.”
Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary said the house will commemorate the day. She said, “Jan. 6 was one of the darkest days in our democracy,”
“It was a day when our nation’s capital was under attack and I think there’s no question you’ll see us commemorate that day,” Psaki added.
Reprimanding the RINOs during the announcement, Trump said, “In many ways, a RINO is worse than a Radical Left Democrat because you don’t know where they are coming from and you have no idea how bad they really are for our Country.”
“The good news is there are fewer and fewer RINOs left as we elect strong Patriots who love America,” Trump added.
About January 6 protest: US Capitol Attack
Intending to overturn the 2020 Presidential elections result, Trump supporters got agitated and marched towards the US Capitol.
The main motive was to disrupt the joint session of congress that was counting the electoral votes.
This all started when Trump lost the elections to Joe Biden and was unable to concede.
Trump supporters gathered in Washington DC a day earlier. Called to action by Trump, thousands of people marched towards the Capitol forming a rally called ‘Save America’ on 6th January. Trump repeatedly claimed that the elections were stolen throughout the rally. He said, “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
After Trump completed his speech, many people from the crowd broke police rules and got injured. Many causalities were also reported.
Mike Pence, the former Vice President had conceded the defeat. He didn’t support the false claims of a stolen election. As a result, the agitated crowd (rioters) also shouted “Hang Mike Pence”.
The rioters captured the building and started attacking police officers, lawmakers. They also looted the offices of members of Congress.
Pipe bombs and Molotov cocktails were discovered at the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee headquarters. Also, bombs were discovered in the vehicles nearby the Capitol.
Later, Trump again in a Twitter video asserted that the elections were “fraudulent”. However, he told his supporters to “go home in peace”.
2020 election results: Trump unable to concede
Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Biden but refused to concede. He falsely claimed that there was widespread electoral fraud and attempted to overturn the results, pressuring the government officials and mounting scores of unsuccessful legal challenges.
Trump urged his supporters to march to the capitol, which hundreds then attacked, resulting in multiple deaths and interrupting the electoral vote count. On January 13th, the House of Representatives in peach
Trump a second time for incitement of insurrection. This made him the only federal officeholder in American history to be impeached twice.
Many scholars and historians ranked Trump as one of the worst presidents in history. However, these are all opinions and views of people.
Trump’s political entrance and basic ideologies
Trump entered the political race in 2016 as a republican and was elected in an upset victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. His election sparked many protests as many people were hurt and offended by his political ideologies. People viewed his character to be racist and misogynistic.
He made several insensitive and racist claims that were marginalizing the black populations of the US. He also made hurtful and misogynistic claims that objectified women and their appearances. The claims centered on criticizing and marginalizing women of color and women who did not meet his standard in appearance.
Trump also made many false claims in his presidency and campaigns, to a degree that is unprecedented in US history.
He also promoted several different conspiracy theories. They led to a lot of misinformation being spread around in his campaign and presidency. Some of his notable actions during his presidency are the following.