MSNBC abruptly cut away from President Donald Trump on Tuesday as he spoke to reporters for the first time since last week’s riot at the Capitol.
Asked whether he took any responsibility for the chaos, Trump said, “If you read my speech — and many people have done it, and I’ve seen it both in the papers and in the media, on television — it’s been analyzed, and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate.”
Trump was not clear whether he was referring to his rally speech before the riots, or the short statement he posted on Twitter made later that evening, which the platform later deleted.
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“And if you look at what other people have said, politicians, at a high level, about the riots during the summer — the horrible riots in Portland and Seattle, and various other places — that was a real problem,” Trump added.
MSNBC host Hallie Jackson cut away from the president’s