On Wednesday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper released a new audio of Donald Trump in which the former president spoke about the January 6 insurgency and repeated false statements about the 2020 election.
In the audio, excerpt from an interview with Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker of the Washington Post for their book “I Alone Can Fix It”, Trump insisted that the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol was “a loving crowd. “.
“They were introduced by the police. I mean, in all honesty, the Capitol Police were bringing people in, ”Trump said. “The Capitol police were very friendly, you know they hugged and kissed. You don’t see it, but there are also a lot of tapes on it. ”
The footage showed Capitol Hill police overwhelmed and attacked by a violent mob, which then broke into the building and ransacked Congress. At least 138 police officers suffered injuries, including burns, concussions and fractures.
Trump then made more savage and debunked claims, including the misconception that he was statistically impossible to have lost to Joe Biden, and attacked the judges who ruled against him.
“It’s like listening to Nixon ramble drunk, except he’s not drunk,” Cooper said. “He’s just rambling on and still clinging to all these lies.”
Cooper called it disgusting that Trump believes it was “loving” people who attacked the United States Capitol.
See the full conversation above and listen to the full audio on the Washington Post website.
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