Former President Donald Trump on Monday issued a 12-page statement responding to the Jan 6 hearings, attacking the “Unselect Committee” as “corrupt” and repeating his big lie that the 2020 election was rigged against him. The long rebuttal sparked an avalanche of mockery across all media, with many suggesting that Trump incriminated himself.
CNN host Erin Burnett noted that many of the claims cited by Trump are so outrageous that even Fox News won’t repeat them. In the same segment, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) called Trump’s claims “bogus BS.”
Former Trump biographer Tim O’Brien pointed out that the statement is perpetuating the “big lie.”
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Trump just released a 12-page “statement” full of the usual hokum that the election was fraudulent, his critics are shifty, Congress is corrupt, etc, etc.
In other words, the big lie lives on. He’s *still doing it.* https://t.co/yeFzCBPWSB
— Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) June 13, 2022
In what could be his longest ever, Trump just released a 12-page statement on the “January 6th Unselect Committee,” and his case for voter fraud in the 2020 election. Link: https://t.co/VLxAiqc3EP pic.twitter.com/E1f8V5652O
— Kristina Wong 🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) June 13, 2022
Trump is sweating 😥 https://t.co/HrZy8aiyFs
— Katie S. Phang (@KatiePhang) June 14, 2022
Trump Lost Bigly pic.twitter.com/QttFmk3H55
— Derwood, Tura Satana Fan Club CEO (@UncleArthur3) June 13, 2022
Someone should let him know that this statement is admissible in any future trial under Federal Rule of Evidence 801(d)(2). https://t.co/RTorQ8TAig
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) June 13, 2022
Who else writes a 12 page rebuttal when they’re not guilty? Anyone?
— Rox (@RoxsRants) June 13, 2022
Well, since we all know Trump could not produce a 12 page anything. We should be very concerned about who all wrote the rebuttal. Lawyers are expected to follow the law. If there is a single lawyer involved, they should be disbarred.
— Fred Smith (@FasmithCO) June 14, 2022
Trump seems super UNBOTHERED by the Jan 6 hearings. Which is why he released a 12 PAGE STATEMENT. And included FOOTNOTES. But they’re all from Peter Navarro’s UNHINGED diatribe about fictional mules stealing his election by ripping ballots out of boxes.
— Amalie Flynn (@amalieflynn) June 13, 2022
Trump just released a 12-page statement on the “January 6th Unselect Committee”. The longest ever. The orange buffoon is imploding. And I am loving it 😍
— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊 (@labyrinthweaver) June 13, 2022
— my f’ing gawd☮️ (@lovemonkey1965) June 14, 2022
He couldn’t write 12 words correctly but sure he wrote a 12 page statement with footnotes hahahahaha https://t.co/7MPlv4b8ug
— Dave Maud☮️ (@DaveDavidmaud11) June 13, 2022
I attempted to read Trump’s 12 page manifesto but I couldn’t get past the 3rd paragraph. Same old played out song and moronic dance. The One Hit Wonder knows it too. Trump knew he lost and tried to overthrow the Constitution to stay in power.
— Lynnez ❤️ Rib Gone Rogue (@Lynnenallo) June 14, 2022
I’m having trouble digesting that Garland is not doing his own investigation. Or is he just waiting for the committee to prepare the public?
— Larry Mclaughlin (@LarryMcVA) June 13, 2022
Wonder who put this together? Trump did not write this, too many 3 syllable words.
— Susan Goodell (@skgoodell) June 13, 2022
The committee chairman has said trump is welcome to state his case to all of America on camera. Could be the biggest TV audience ever for trump, the thing he craves
The only catch- he has to do it UNDER OATH!
Chances of that happening ZERO!!
— Tragically Hip 🇺🇦🌻 (@TragicallyHip4) June 13, 2022