Ex-president reportedly argued with aides who wanted him to put out a message calling off his supporters
Mr Trump watched on a television in the White House private dining room as a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol and chanted “hang Mike Pence”, 書き込み ABCニュース Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl in his new book 裏切り: トランプショーの最終法.
He reportedly enjoyed what he saw and argued with aides who wanted him to put out a message to his supporters to stop rioting.
“Trump had to tape the message several times before they thought he got it right,” an aide who was present said.
Mr Trump spoke to Republican House leader ケビンマッカーシー 間に 暴動, and allegedly told him: “I just got evacuated from the Capitol! There were shots fired right off the House floor. You need to make this stop.”
According to a source familiar with the call, Mr Trump responded by saying, “They are just more upset than you because they believe it more than you, ケビン,” referring to the “Big Lie” that the presidential election had been stolen.
A House select committee investigating the Capitol riots has subpoenaed Mr Trump’s phone records from the day.
Mr Trump is fighting the order, claiming executive privilege, and is attempting to block four of his former aides including Mark Meadows and Steven Bannon from cooperating with the committee.
大統領 ジョー・バイデン has said the National Archives should comply with the request, そしてそれ executive privilege doesn’t cover those communications.
裏切り, which goes on sale in November, is described as the definitive account of “what was really going on during the final weeks and months of the Trump presidency”.