Donald Trump raged on his social media platform as Tuesday’s Jan. 6 hearing progressed.
Trump’s messages were a return to form for the now former president.
His response was in response to the testimony of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson.
Former President Donald Trump released a dozen social media posts Tuesday in the wake of a former top White House aide’s testimony before the Jan. 6 committee. a “whacko” because of her handwriting.
“There is no cross-examination of this so-called witness. This is a kangaroo court!” Trump wrote on his social media platform.
In another post, he said her “body language is that of a total bull… artist. Fantasyland!”
Trump’s response reflected how he would use Twitter during his presidency, especially after he was publicly criticized or news emerged from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Trump got kicked off Twitter and Facebook in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol uprising, which prompted him and his allies to create their own platform.
As Bret Baier from Fox News notedHutchinson made her claims under oath while Trump was just ranting online. It’s a crime to lie to Congress because former Trump attorney Michael Cohen found out.
Trump has a well-documented decades-long tendency for stretching the truth or just plain lying. One of his most debunked claims as president was that he passed legislation to improve health care for veterans when it was easy to verify that President Barack Obama signed the bill. Trump made this claim more than 156 times, as The Washington Post painstakingly documented.
Cassidy Hutchinson, who was a top aide to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, told lawmakers that in a fit of desperation, Trump tried commander of the presidential limousine in an effort to travel to the Capitol on Jan. 6 while Congress confirmed his election loss.
Trump denied trying to hijack his own limousine (“fake story”) and on another occasion threw his food against the wall after being enraged by statements by Attorney General Bill Barr (“also false”). The former president used capital letters to emphasize that he “NEVER SAY” then-Vice President Mike Pence deserved to be hanged for not trying to undo the election.
In another vintage Trump move, the former president repeatedly tried to claim that he “barely” knew Hutchinson, despite the fact that she worked a stone’s throw from the Oval Office and was a top aide to the White House Chief of Staff, a position considered one of the most powerful in the entire federal government.
“I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, except that I’ve heard very negative things about her (a total fake and ‘leak’)…” Trump wrote.
By posting so many times at one point, Trump misspelled Rep. Liz Cheney, the vice chair of the House January 6 committee, is wrong.
“Chaney conveniently omitted the excerpt in my speech to say, ‘GO PEACEFUL & PATRIOTIC.
Trump wrote. “Isn’t she disgraceful???” (Trump noted that when he told rally participants to march to the Capitol on January 6, he added that they should do so “peacefully and patriotically.”)
Hutchinson’s testimony undermined these claims by making the breathtaking claim that Trump wanted the metal detectors, or warehouses, set up around the site of his Ellipse speech. to be removed because the crowd was not big enough.
“Something along the lines of taking away the f-ing magazines,” Hutchinson testified to Trump on Jan. 6. result. The president didn’t care, she said.
“While we were in the offstage tent, I was near a conversation where I heard the president say something along the lines of, ‘I don’t care if they have guns.’ Hutchinson testified† “They’re not here to hurt me. Remove the expired magazines. Let my people in, they can march to the Capitol from here. Let the people in. Remove the expired magazines.’
Perhaps it’s fitting that on a day when Trump appeared to be returning to his old form, once again disputed claims about the size of the crowd would come into the picture. But this time, it wasn’t a White House press secretary roaring from behind a lectern.
On Tuesday, it was just a former president smoking on the social media platform created especially for him.
“Never complained about the crowd, it was huge,” Trump claimed of the January 6 rally crowd. “I didn’t want or ask that we make room for people with guns to watch my speech. Who would ever want that? Not me!”
The social media platform is called Truth.
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