2020 ELECTION/CIVIL UNREST: [Reporter: “What is your role in what happened at the Capitol? What is your personal responsibility?”]
“So if you read my speech, and many people have done it, and I’ve seen it both in the papers and in the media, on television, it’s been analyzed and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate. And if you look at what other people have said, politicians at a high level, about the riots during the summer, the horrible riots in Portland and Seattle and various other places, that was a real problem, what they said.
But they’ve analyzed my speech and my words, and my final paragraph, my final sentence, and everybody to a ‘T’ thought it was totally appropriate.”
-Donald Trump as quoted by Dylan Stableford and Christopher Wilson, “Trump says his rally speech before deadly Capitol riot was ‘totally appropriate.,’” yahoo.com, Jan. 12, 2021