Trump knew crowd at rally was armed yet demanded they be allowed closer

Trump knew crowd at rally was armed yet demanded they be allowed closer

Trump knew crowd at rally was armed yet demanded they be allowed closer

Cassidy Hutchinson, aide of ex-chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified former president didn’t care people had guns on them

Donald Trump knew members of the crowd at his rally near the White House on 6 January 2021 were armed, but demanded security apparatus be removed to allow them closer, then instructed the crowd to march on the US Capitol, a key witness told the January 6 committee.

According to the witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, the president later attempted to assault an aide who refused his demand that he go to the Capitol too.

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