PALM BEACH, FL – Former President Donald Trump issued a statement on Monday following the second live televised hearing from the January 6 panel in an attempt to offer a rebuttal to the testimony and evidence presented by a House of Representatives committee investigating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Trump is being accused of purposely inciting the Capitol riots on January 6 in an attempt to remain in office following his loss in the 2020 election to President Joe Biden.
Trump’s statement accused Democrats of attempting to “change the narrative” of his presidency and distract from the perceived failings of President Biden, and listed a number of ways that he said the current administration in the White House was coming up short for the American people:
Our nation is SUFFERING. Our economy is in the gutter. Inflation is rampant. Gas prices have reached an all-time high. Ships are unable to unload cargo. Families cannot get needed baby formula. We are an embarrassment around the world. Our withdrawal from Afghanistan was a disaster that cost us precious American blood, and gave $85 billion worth of the best military equipment on earth to our enemy.
Millions and millions of illegals are marching to the border and invading our country. We have a White House in shambles, with Democrats, just this week, declaring that Biden is unfit to run for reelection. And what is the Democrat Congress focused on? A Kangaroo Court, hoping to distract the American people from the great pain they are experiencing.
Seventeen months after the events of January 6th, Democrats are unable to offer solutions. They are desperate to change the narrative of a failing nation, without even making mention of the havoc and death caused by the Radical Left just months earlier. Make no mistake, they control the government. They own this disaster. They are hoping that these hearings will somehow alter their failing prospects.
A certain Democrat once said, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Well, Democrats now seem to think that Americans are ‘stupid.’ They are not. America is crumbling, and Democrats have no solutions. Our nation has no hope of change for the better under Democrat leadership. People are desperate. Rather than solving problems, Democrats are rehashing history in hopes of changing the narrative. During my time in office, our nation was thriving, our economy was strong, and the price of gas was very low. Above all else, we were respected, perhaps like never before. America prospered under the Trump Administration.
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The full statement is available in PDF here.