Former President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continue to exchange accusations regarding the events of January 6, 2021, at the United States Capitol. Trump, during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” blamed Pelosi for the riot, claiming she turned down an order for 10,000 troops on that day, which he argued would have prevented the attack. However, it’s important to note that Pelosi, as Speaker of the House, did not have the authority to call in National Guard troops.
In response, Pelosi criticized Trump, accusing him of projecting and emphasizing that Trump supporters were responsible for the attack, fighting the police and threatening her life and then-Vice President Mike Pence. The ongoing exchange highlights the continued political divisions and tensions surrounding the events of January 6 and their aftermath.