Before boarding Air Force One on Tuesday, President Trump took no responsibility for the riot at the Capitol last week, saying his previous remarks about it were “totally appropriate.”
- What is your role in what happened at the Capitol? What is your personal responsibility?
DONALD TRUMP: 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 in my final paragraph, my final sentence, and everybody just thought it was totally appropriate. OK, thank you.