A presidential historian says he believes Trump was ‘enjoying the violence’ during the January 6 Capitol riot: ‘He thought that was a way of staying in office’

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Former President Donald Trump.AP Photo / Joe Maiorana, file

  • A presidential historian said Trump “enjoyed the violence” during the January 6 riots.

  • Michael Beschloss accused the former president of being “inactive” during the attack.

  • A new video showed congressional leaders asking for help to restore order.

A presidential historian says former President Donald Trump “enjoyed the violence” during the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021.

Michael Beschlaus commented on Friday during an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Beat”. their comments come after a hit movie presented to the committee on January 6. This week it was revealed that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called former Vice President Mike Pence and national security officials to help control the riots.

“Hai Schumer and President Pelosi pleading with the governors of Virginia and Maryland, it is not even their jurisdiction, to send armed forces to try to restore public safety to the United States Capitol because the President of the United States would not”, Beschlaus said.

“He was sitting in a room away from the Oval Office. He watched TV and, according to most reports, enjoyed the violence and the fact that so many people were performing in his name.

Congressional leaders were quickly moved to a safer location as pro-Trump supporters stormed through the United States Capitol building.

recently published pictures show Insiders reported that Pelosi and Schumer sought help from lawmakers in neighboring states and turned to White House officials to ask Trump to condemn the violence. At one point, the video shows Pelosi talking to the then-governor of Virginia about sending Ralph Northam to the state National Guard.

“My God. They’re just breaking windows,” Pelosi said during the call with Northam while watching the riots on TV. “They said someone was shot. It’s awful. And everything is at the request of the President of the United States.

During interviews on MSNBC, Beschloss described the danger the agents faced during the attack, adding that “they were only a few minutes away from being killed”. She added that no other president would have been as “passive” as Trump had there been a riot while he was in office.

“Donald Trump is the only president in US history who, if that were the case, would have been so indifferent and willing enough to deal with the threat of impending killings and a hostage crisis,” Beslaus continued. “He didn’t do it because he didn’t want these things to happen. He did it because he wanted violence because he thought it was a way to be in the office.

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