45th President Donald Trump released a statement standing by his supporters following Joe Biden’s remarkably divisive and “hurtful” speech on the anniversary of January 6, 2021.
Joe Biden delivered a speech earlier today, levying blame on President Trump and his supporters on the anniversary of the Capitol Hill protests on January 6, 2021. The speech was panned as uninspiring and divisive by many right of center.
“To watch Biden speaking is very hurtful to many people,” wrote President Trump, before accusing Biden and the Democrats of trying “to stop the peaceful transfer with a rigged election.”
“Does anybody really think that Biden beat Obama with the Black population in Swing State cities, but nowhere else?” The former president asked rhetorically, “That he would lose 18 out of 19 bellwether counties, and 27 out of 27 ‘toss up’ House races? That he woud lose Florida, Ohio, and Iowa and win, even though it has never been done before?”
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President Trump added, “Never forget the crime of the 2020 Presidential Election. Never give up!”
In a second statement, he said Democrats should be given ownership of January 6.
“The Democrats want to own this day of January 6th so they can stoke fears and divide America,” wrote President Trump. “I say, let them have it because America sees through theirs lies and polarizations.”
In a third statement, he added that Biden and the Democrats are attempting to use the day to distract Americans from their many failures over the last year.
“Biden is working hard to try and deflect the incompetent job he is doing, and has done, on the horrible Afghanistan withdrawal (surrender), the Borders, COVID, Inflation, loss of Energy Independence, and much more,” wrote President Trump.
“Everything he touches turns to failure. That’s what you get when you have a rigged Election.”
Many of President Trump’s supporters remain jailed one year after the events of January 6.
One of his supporters, Ashli Babbitt, was fatally shot by the Capitol Hill police on that day.
President Trump was originally scheduled to give a dueling press conference on January 6, but cancelled the planned event with little notice.
Instead, President Trump said he will speak of the events on January 6 at his upcoming January 15 rally in Arizona.