Speaking on Fox News this Wednesday, Lara Trump — the wife of Donald Trump’s second son — claimed that then-President Trump tried to warn House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about threats of violence leading up to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
According to Lara Trump, the Capitol did not have “adequate security” on Jan. 6.
“These people know – whether it’s Adam Schiff, whether it’s Liz Cheney, whether it’s [Adam] Kinzinger – they all know Donald Trump didn’t orchestrate this whole thing. He didn’t tell people to go to the Capitol and break in,” she said.
“But he tried to warn them,” she added. “So many people tried to warn Nancy Pelosi, so why didn’t they have the adequate security there?”
Trump tried to warn everyone about January 6th?
Well, shit. I guess we must have missed the warning calls coming from their burner phones.
— Gabe Sanchez (@iamgabesanchez) December 16, 2021
Unsurprisingly, critics of Trumplandia weren’t buying her claims.
“Fox News’ entire business model is based on lying to people who are gullible enough to believe them,” tweeted the Salt Lake Tribune’s Bryan Schott. “Disgraceful.”
“Now that’s what I call getting ahead of the story. (Sarcasm.)Lara Trump and co. don’t accept the existence of facts,” tweeted Washington Post contributor Teri Kanefield. “It’s all a story and the objective is to invent a good story. Put another way, their “defense” to accusations is to try to undermine factuality itself.”
“So you’re now claiming that this was a warning, not an open invitation?” tweeted Stephen Swartz. “Do you also believe denial is a river in Egypt?”