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Speaking during an interview on CNN Newsroom, Mulvaney responded to Trump’s comments on Fox News Thursday, during which the former commander-in-chief said the rioters posed “zero threat.”
“I was surprised to hear the president say that … Clearly, there were people who were behaving and then there were people who were not at all,” Mulvaney said.
“But going out and saying that everyone was fine and that there was no risk is just plainly false,” he said. “People died. Other people were seriously injured. Saying there was no risk is just wrong. “
Mulvaney further said that while watching the riots live, there was a “split screen” of violent protesters and those who stayed within the velvet ropes of the Capitol rotunda. Still, he said even the peaceful protesters shouldn’t have been on Capitol Hill that day.
“There are videos of people behaving well and protesting peacefully. But they shouldn’t have been there. And it is not correct to say that there was no risk. I don’t know how you can say that when people were killed, ”he said.
Trump made his comments Thursday when discussing security measures that had been taken around the Capitol since the riot, such as the protective fence.
“I think it is shameful, it seems, for the world to see, absolutely, it is a political maneuver what they are doing. It was zero threat from the beginning, it was zero threat, “he said.
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