Trump Fears Rally For Rioters Is A Setup To Hurt Him

The New York Times reports:

In shunning the event, Republicans are following the lead of Mr. Trump himself, who has been uncharacteristically silent about it even though he has in the past defended the mob. Mr. Trump, aides said, has little interest in engaging with the protest and has no plans to be anywhere near Washington on Saturday.

Instead, his schedule includes a golf tournament at his Bedminster, N.J., club before he heads back down to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, according to people familiar with his schedule. Mr. Trump views the planned protest as a setup that the news media will use against him regardless of the outcome.

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