Trump’s first public speech after Jan. 6

U.S. President Donald Trump greets supporters in front of the U.S.-Mexico border wall during his visit to the Alamo, Texas, January 12, 2021.

President Trump (Trump) got up on Tuesday morning (Jan. 12) to rush to Alamo, Texas, to visit the border wall. Many enthusiastic supporters waved American flags on the South Lawn of the White House and gave a warm send-off to the president. Trump also took questions from reporters, the first time he has faced the media publicly since the Jan. 6 congressional event.

Trump said the second impeachment of him being mooted by Democrats is a continuing “witch hunt” that would cause huge public outrage and put the country at risk. He explained that his speech to Congress on Jan. 6 was entirely appropriate and that the real problem was the double standard of some politicians. He also repeatedly called for “an end to violence.

“Impeachment poses a great danger to our country and has sparked public anger.”

Trump said that the impeachment initiated by Pelosi and others is the worst ongoing witch hunt in political history, “It’s ridiculous, it’s ridiculous. This impeachment has caused tremendous outrage, and they did it, and they’re really doing a terrible thing.”

He continued, “For Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to continue down this path, I think it poses a great danger to our country and causes a great deal of outrage.”

“We want to put an absolute end to violence.”

Trump also repeatedly stressed the need to reject violence, saying, “We don’t want violence, we never want to have violence, we want to absolutely eliminate violence.”

He also spoke of his upcoming trip to the Alamo, Texas, to see the construction of the border wall and praised it for making a “huge difference.

No incitement to violence Trump says his statement was “entirely appropriate”

Democrats are now accusing Trump of inciting subversion on the grounds that some protesters stormed Congress after Trump’s Jan. 6 speech.

Trump said his speech had been specifically analyzed and that people thought his remarks were perfectly appropriate and unproblematic.

“If you read my speech, a lot of people did.” “They analyzed my speech, my choice of words,” Trump said, “and people thought what I said was perfectly appropriate.”

The attitude of some politicians toward the leftist riots is “the real problem.”
Instead, Trump believes the “real problem” is the whitewashing of extreme Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa atrocities by some politicians, and that’s what’s worrisome.

“If you look at what other high-level politicians said about Seattle and Portland (atrocities) during the riots (last) summer, that’s the real problem.” He said.