Between 2pm and 230pm on 1/6/2021, apparently Trump knew Pence was in jeopardy prior to his tweet threatening Pence.
“Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country…”
“I said Mr President, they've taken the vice president out. They want me to get off the phone, I gotta go … probably the only guy in the world hung up on pres United States” — Tommy Tuberville
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 12, 2021
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 12, 2021
Stacey Plaskett says Pence was evacuated to a secure location at 2:26 p.m. Minutes before, Trump was tweeting that Pence didn't have courage to do what should have been done.
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 13, 2021
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) February 12, 2021
In an expletive-laced phone call with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy while the Capitol was under attack, then-President Donald Trump said the rioters cared more about the election results than McCarthy did.“Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are,” Trump said, according to lawmakers who were briefed on the call afterward by McCarthy.
McCarthy insisted that the rioters were Trump's supporters and begged Trump to call them off.Trump's comment set off what Republican lawmakers familiar with the call described as a shouting match between the two men. A furious McCarthy told the President the rioters were breaking into his office through the windows, and asked Trump, “Who the f–k do you think you are talking to?” according to a Republican lawmaker familiar with the call.
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) February 12, 2021
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) February 12, 2021
— Vox (@voxdotcom) February 12, 2021
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) February 12, 2021
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 13, 2021
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 12, 2021