New Jan. 6 Committee interview details have revealed that former President Donald Trump was well aware of what was happening at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and was happy that his supporters were fighting for him, even if he though they “looked Trashy.”
Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told the committee during her interview with the Jan. 6 Committee that she was close to the former President during the insurrection, and that “Some of his comments were that these people looked very trashy, but also look at what fighters they were…he did feel they looked trashy, but he loved how they were fighting him.”
Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor and now legal analyst for MSNBC, said that the released transcripts give federal prosecutors “so much to work with and so much more work to do.”
Cynthia Alksne, another former federal prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst said the new reports pinpoint the intent, actions and reactions of Trump during the Capitol violence, saying “He did it. He liked it, and was not sorry about it.”
Grisham told the January 6 committee that she heard from “several people in the West Wing” that, as the pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building that day, Trump was watching it in from the White House, and making comments about how “these people looked very trashy.”
“I don’t know if he expected them to be wearing full suits of like Roman armor and that would have made them not trashy. But he did feel they looked trashy, but he loved how they were fighting for him. I heard from several people in the West Wing, more on the military aide or Secret Service side, and then a couple just people, but that he was sitting in the dining room, and he was just watching it all unfold, and that a couple of his comments – some of his comments were that these people looked very trashy, but also look at what fighters they were.
He was kind of reveling in the fact that these people were fighting for him. But he also didn’t like how they looked.”
Grisham resigned from Trump’s White House team on Jan. 6, just hours after the attack. Her statement is among the latest in a long line of testimonies and interviews to be released by the committee, which recently recommended that the DOJ issue charges against Trump, including inciting an insurrection and conspiracy to defraud the government.