Trump had ‘extreme difficulty’ with his speech the day after Jan. 6

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The exits, reported for the first time by the Washington Post, were part of the production of a speech Trump gave the night after the riot. They show that Trump is struggling to work on the effort to save the message. Trump declined to say the election results were settled and tried to call the rioters patriots. He also went to great lengths not to accuse them of wrongdoing.

A spokesperson for the Jan. 6 select committee declined to comment on the results.

Representative Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland who serves on the committee, confirmed to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday evening that the panel has the results and plans to share some of them at the hearing.

“The president showed extreme difficulty finishing his remarks,” Raskin said on “Anderson Cooper 360.”

“It’s extremely telling of exactly how he made those statements, and we’re going to let everyone see parts of it,” he added.

Rep. Adam Schiff, another committee member, told CNN’s Don Lemon later Wednesday that the takes “will be significant in terms of what the president was willing to say and what he wasn’t willing to say. say”.

The California Democrat said the footage will show “everyone who urges him to say something to do something to stop the violence. You’ll hear the president’s terrible lack of response, and you’ll learn more about how he finally got to say something and what he was ready to say and what he wasn’t.”

Clips from the videotape will be part of a larger presentation in which the committee plans to detail Trump’s lack of attention to the ongoing riot. The committee said it would focus on the 187 minutes that Trump sat, refusing to act, as the Capitol was under siege. Some committee members described this as a “dereliction of duty” by Trump.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a retired Republican from Illinois who is one of two GOP members on the select committee, Thursday morning teased some pictures statements that will be broadcast during the hearing. In a video montage, several aides depict Trump watching television in the White House dining room instead of acting during the crisis.

“Donald Trump is a disgrace to America,” Kinzinger wrote on Twitter.

This story was updated with additional details on Wednesday.

CNN’s Mary Kay Mallonee contributed to this report.

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