During a recent sitdown with NBC’s Meet the Press host Kristen Welker, former President and 2024 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump blasted former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for turning down 10,000 soldiers ahead of the Capitol Riot on January 6th.
“Nancy Pelosi was in charge of security. She turned down 10,000 soldiers. If she didn’t turn down the soldiers, you wouldn’t have had Jan. 6,” Trump told Welker.
Trump declined to answer if he called military or law enforcement that day, saying, “I behaved so well, I did such a good job, Nancy Pelosi turned down 10,000 soldiers … if she didn’t do that …” Welker challenged Trump that Pelosi did not have the authority he had as commander in chief.
“I understand that the police testified against her, the chief very strongly against her, the Capitol police, great people,” Trump said in the interview aired Sunday. “They testified against her, and they burned all the evidence. OK? They burned all the evidence. They destroyed all the evidence about Nancy Pelosi.”
“She has authority over the Capitol,” Trump added. “National Guard not coming? I asked her [for them] to be there three days in advance, and she turned it down.”
Watch the clip above.