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Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:41 PM

TFG turned chicken, backed away from earlier words.

Trump Said He 'Didn't Mean It Literally' When He Told Supporters He Would March to the Capitol With Them

On Jan. 6, Trump’s then-chief of staff Mark Meadows was surprised to hear Trump tell his supporters that he would accompany them to the Capitol that day.

“After this, we’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you,” Trump said from the “Stop the Steal” rally stage. “We’re going to walk down, we’re going to walk down.”

As soon as Trump got off the stage, a little after 1 p.m., Meadows pulled him aside to tell him that the White House team couldn’t “organize” such an excursion for the president. Trump replied: “I didn’t mean it literally.”

This detail comes from a new excerpt for Michael Wolff’s forthcoming tell-all, which chronicles the final days of the Trump administration. There are other notable tidbits, but this one jumps out because it’s probably the clearest example of how Trump’s tossed-off comments brought about disastrous consequences. As with many such comments, Trump had ad-libbed this part of the speech; there was no line about walking in its original text, Wolff reports.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-said-he-didnt-mean-it-literally-when-he-told-supporters-he-would-march-to-the-capitol-with-them/ar-AALz6IP

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:45 PM

1. Of course he was bullshitting. He couldn't walk that far if he wanted to,

and he didn't want to, since it might get messy and he'd rather watch it all on TV anyhow.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 05:11 PM

12. And he didn't want to get THAT close

to the stinking masses. Someone might actually touch him, yuck.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:47 PM

2. 45 never met a promise he couldn't break.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:47 PM

3. He was just trying to get them close. When he said it I saw trouble

They just wanted to get the mob as close to the Capital as possible. Once a few broke from the ranks they knew others would follow.

Let’s remember that Trump got Impeached for that day.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:48 PM

4. Rod Stewart made a hit out of that line:

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:54 PM

5. Trump intended for them to think he would join them.

And, they accepted it that way.

He just lied to them. It was just another lie cascading out of his uncontrolled mouth.

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Response to GoodRaisin (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 01:23 PM

7. I do think if they'd succeeded he would have insisted on being driven there

to strut around like a conquering hero. Or he sure would have wanted to. Hard to know how that would have played out.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 04:59 PM

11. I'm not sure what "success" would have been, or even if it was achievable.

Certainly if they had caught Pence and hung him that would have backfired in a big way on a
lot of people. Or if they had harmed Nancy Pelosi in any way. But who knows what they would have really done? That all seems a bit harsh. What they were doing was unlawful, so the best they could have done was to simply delay Comgress a day or so in completing it's certification of the election. I don't see any outcome Trump could have strutted over.

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Response to GoodRaisin (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 06:03 PM

14. This is a man who choreographed an elaborate photo op for his return to the White House

after being treated for Covid at Walter Reed. There are reports that he wanted to wear a Superman shirt under his regular shirt and walk out pretending to be feeble and frail and then rip open his shirt to show the Superman logo. He probably only dropped that idea because someone told him DC Comics would certainly sue him.

I think if the mob had caused enough damage that the election certification had to be delayed, Delusional Donny would have taken that as a win and been crowing and strutting as long as he could get away with it.

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Response to GoodRaisin (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 04:14 PM

9. +1

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Response to GoodRaisin (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 05:50 PM

13. I remember footage that day

A reporter asked someguy who was marching toward the Capitol if Trump was with them, and he replied that Trump was leading the march, he was somewhere farther toward the front. I was flabbergasted that this nitwit really, actually thought that Donald J. Trump - who doesn't walk even on his own golf courses - was walking in the crowd just ahead of him.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:59 PM

6. TFG is a lair and lied to the terrorists

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 03:44 PM

8. I've always thought Trump did his stochastic thing that day

to see if his followers were gullible enough and loyal enough to go fight for him. Later, when he was watching the coverage someone claimed he said something about his followers being low class.

He’s now trying to get his little army to back him again. Maybe he’ll have them storm the courthouse where his business is on trial. He’s craving an army to smite his enemies.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 04:23 PM

10. Yeah, because "we're gong to walk ... and I'll be there with you" is clearly ambivalent.

Lying assholes gotta lie, and cowards gotta cower.

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