Trump watched Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot unfold on TV, ignored pleas to call for peace

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Reuters UK

By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump sat for hours watching the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol unfold on live TV, ignoring pleas by his children and other close advisers to urge his supporters to stop the violence, witnesses told a congressional hearing on Thursday. The House of Representatives Select Committee used its eighth hearing this summer to detail what members said was Trump’s refusal to act for the 187 minutes between the end of his inflammatory speech at a rally urging supporters to march on the Capitol, and the release of a video telling the…

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