2020 ELECTION: “Former President Donald Trump downplayed the seriousness of the Jan. 6 insurrection — an attack that led to five deaths and cost millions of dollars in damages to the U.S. Capitol — during stops in Houston and Dallas this weekend.

‘W​hat happened on Jan. 6 was a protest against a rigged election, that’s what it was,’ Trump said to cheers Sunday at American Airlines Center in Dallas. ‘This wasn’t an insurrection.’ […]

During a four-stop tour with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly revisiting his presidency, Trump hammered on the false insistence that he, in fact, won the 2020 election.”

-Joshua Fechter, “Former President Donald Trump downplays Jan. 6 insurrection, doubles down on false election claims on Texas trip,” texastribune.com, December 19, 2021