On Thursday, defeated former President Trump threw a tantrum in response to President Biden’s fiery speech on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol attack. Biden said that Trump put his own interests over those of the country and directly and forcefully disputed the former president’s false claims that Biden won due to fraudulent votes.
“Biden used my name today to try to further divide America,” Trump said in an emailed statement, adding that Biden’s speech was just “political theater” and “a distraction from the fact that Biden has completely and totally failed.”
He also attacked the January 6 Panel investigating the deadly insurrection that day and reiterated his false claims that the 2020 election was rigged against him.
“Why is it that the Unselect Committee of totally partisan political hacks, whose judgment has long ago been made, not discussing the rigged Presidential Election of 2020? It’s because they don’t have the answers or justifications for what happened. They got away with something, and it is leading to our Country’s destruction.”
“They want all conversation concerning the Election “Canceled.” Just look at the numbers, they speak for themselves. They are not justifiable, so the complicit media just calls it the Big Lie, when in actuality the Big Lie was the Election itself,” he added. “The Democrats want to own this day of January 6th so they can stoke fears and divide America. I say, let them have it because America sees through theirs lies and polarizations.”
Trump also blamed the Biden administration for problems he created. “He has totally and completely lost control of Covid (record numbers!), is no longer Energy Independent, Inflation is rampant, our Military is in chaos, and our exit, or surrender, from Afghanistan was perhaps the most embarrassing day in the long and distinguished history of the United States—and so much more.”
In his speech, Biden called Trump a “defeated former president” on the one year anniversary of the Capitol attack.
“He’s not just a former president: he’s a defeated former president,” Biden said. “Defeated by a margin of over 7 million of your votes, and a full and free and fair election. There is simply zero proof the election results were inaccurate.”
President Biden: "Even before the first ballot was cast, the former president was preemptively sowing doubt about the election results … He's not just a former president. He's a defeated former president." pic.twitter.com/gkSICsL9T6
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 6, 2022