- Aug 30, 2017
Yes I can.You can’t say for sure that he didn’t want any violence.
And how would he know that a small fraction would turn violent when all his mass rallies were peaceful?
There's evidence that some of those who stormed the Capitol planned it way in advance and they came prepared. Chances are they weren't even in the crowd during the speech and only arrived afterwards because of how they were geared up. They were gonna do something no matter what Trump said.
Read an early report somewhere that those with riot gear arrived in a bus just before the riot. They didn't march with the crowd.