Previous President Donald Trump has dropped a press conference he had intended to hold in Florida on the commemoration of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol by his supporters.
Trump said in an assertion Tuesday evening that he would rather be examining his grievances at a rally he has arranged in Arizona later this month.
Trump had been relied upon to utilize the press conference to jump all over the congressional committee investigating the occasions of Jan. 6, when a crowd of his supporters violently stormed the Capitol in an effort to halt the peaceful transfer of power, and to repeat his lies about the 2020 election.
Trump proceeds to dishonestly demand that the election was “taken” and that the “genuine” uprising was on Nov. 3, 2020, the day Democrat Joe Biden won a 306-232 Electoral College victory. Government and state election authorities, Trump’s own principal legal officer and various adjudicators — including some he selected — have all said over and over that the election was reasonable and that there is no credible evidence of serious fraud.
“Considering the complete predisposition and unscrupulousness of the January sixth Unselect Committee of Democrats, two failed Republicans, and the Fake News Media, I am dropping the January sixth Press Conference at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday, and on second thought will talk about a large number of those significant points at my rally on Saturday, January fifteenth, in Arizona,” Trump wrote.
The event would have been Trump’s second press conference since leaving office. While he has been prohibited from Twitter and other social media outlets, he has showed up consistently on moderate media sources and held various assemblies and different occasions.