20 April 2024

Trump Confuses Haley and Pelosi, Accusing Rival of Jan. 6 Lapse

Former President Donald J. Trump on Friday appeared to confuse Nikki Haley for Nancy Pelosi throughout a speech in New Hampshire, accusing Ms. Haley of failing to supply sufficient safety in the course of the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol and connecting her to the Home committee that investigated it.

Ms. Haley, the previous governor of South Carolina and a former ambassador to the United Nations, has by no means served in Congress and was working within the personal sector in the course of the Capitol riot.

On Friday evening, Mr. Trump was in the midst of mocking Ms. Haley for the scale of the crowds at her occasions, and criticizing the information media, when he pivoted to how he gave a speech in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, that preceded the Capitol assault.

“You realize, when she comes right here she will get like 9 individuals, and the press by no means experiences the crowds,” Mr. Trump mentioned of Ms. Haley, whose crowds have these days been, on the very least, in double digits.

Then, he modified topics. “You realize, by the way in which, they by no means report the gang on Jan. 6,” he mentioned. “You realize, Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley.”

Mr. Trump then repeated his frequent declare that the bipartisan Home committee that investigated the Jan. 6 assault — together with Mr. Trump’s actions that day — “destroyed all the data, all the proof.”

Then, he claimed that Ms. Haley was in command of safety that day, and that she and others had turned down his supply to ship troops to the Capitol.

“Nikki Haley was in command of safety,” he mentioned. (She was not.) “We provided her 10,000 individuals, troopers, Nationwide Guards, no matter they need. They turned it down. They don’t wish to speak about that.”

Mr. Trump, 77, typically assaults President Biden, 81, over his age and means that Mr. Biden is mentally unfit for workplace. “He can’t put two sentences collectively,” Mr. Trump mentioned on Friday. “Can’t put two sentences collectively. He wants a teleprompter.”

A spokesman for the Trump marketing campaign didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Mr. Trump has steadily tried to put blame for the Jan. 6 riot with Nancy Pelosi and Home Democrats. There is no such thing as a proof, nevertheless, that Mr. Trump ever provided to have troops deployed to the Capitol, or that Ms. Pelosi, then the speaker of the Home, rejected him.

At 3:52 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021, Ms. Haley reposted images of besieged officers contained in the Capitol, writing on Twitter, “A humiliation within the eyes of the world and complete disappointment for our nation. Get up America.”