Sunday, September 17, 2023
Former President Donald Trump repeatedly declined in an interview aired Sunday to answer questions about whether he watched the Capitol riot unfold on television, saying he would "tell people later at an appropriate time." Trump, the current front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, refused to say on NBC's "Meet the Press" how he spent Jan. 6, 2021, once the insurrection began and whether he made phone calls as his supporters stormed the seat of American democracy. "I'm not going to tell you. I'll tell people later at an appropriate time," Trump told moderator Kristen Welker after she asked if he spent that afternoon watching the attack on television in a dining room at the White House. Trump's former aides have said he sequestered himself in the room off the Oval Office to watch, at times even rewinding and rewatching some parts.
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