Media Matters has the transcript:
Ladies and gentlemen, when I tell you this, it’s not to brag about my connection to this embattled president because that in the modern world is a millstone around my neck. It’s to understand what happens.
No one would book the Ellipse. No one would book the other areas. No one would pay for it. We went and paid for it. Thank God a donor came in that paid for like 80% of it, because it cost close to a half-a-million dollars for all the equipment and all the stages and the rest of it, the porta potties, you name it.
And then the White House told me three days before, “We’re going to have you lead the march. The Secret Service — before Trump finishes, 30 minutes before — so we’ll lead you to a point, take you out of the front row and lead you to the place where they want you to start the march and Trump will tell people, ‘Go, and I’m going to meet you at the Capitol.’”
There was a million people outside of the Ellipse that was — you know, metal detectors, folks coming in. And so, by the time I got out there 20 minutes, 30 minutes before Trump finished his speech there were already hundreds of thousands of people ahead of me marching. A
nd before Trump ever took the stage, antifa, dressed up — over a hundred of them — as patriots, was there. They had their classic elbow pads and knee pads, because that’s what the wimps wear, out there screaming, “F antifa” and Proud Boy chants to try and blame the Proud Boys.