The Insider reports:
Former President Donald Trump called January 6, the day of the Capitol riot, “a very beautiful time” in a March interview with ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl, according to Karl’s forthcoming book.
During the interview at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Trump praised the supporters who attended his speech in which he urged his loyalists to march to the Capitol and protest Congress’ certification of then-President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
When Karl asked Trump why he tweeted, “Remember this day forever,” hours after the deadly riot, Trump told him that Jan. 6 was “a very beautiful time with extremely loving and friendly people — the largest crowd that I’ve ever spoken before — with tremendous spirit. And I’m referring to that.”
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— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) November 15, 2021