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Trump refutes his attempt to control the wheel of a presidential car during Capitol events


 


Former US President Donald Trump denied accusing him of demanding on January 6, 2021 that he be taken to the Capitol to his supporters, and when he refused, he tried to grab the presidential limousine wheel and change direction.


The accusations were made on Tuesday during a hearing in the U.S. Congressional Special Committee on the events of January 6, 2021, by former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who noted that Tony Ornato, then the White House deputy chief of staff, had informed her of the incident.


He claimed that the Secret Service repelled Trump, while Hutchinson on the same occasion made other accusations against Trump, including that he knew some of his supporters in the capitol were armed.


"Her false story, in which she tried to control the steering wheel of a limousine to go to the Capitol is sick and false, just like the committee itself (which reviews the events of 6 January)," Trump wrote on his Truth Social page. It's just a circus! ".


Hutchinson claims that the incident she mentioned occurred shortly after Trump's speech to supporters in front of the south front of the White House Noting that the President hoped to go with the supporters participating in the rally to Congress, However, the United States Secret Service, which is responsible for the security of the country's first persons, He informed him that he would be returned to the White House because the trip was unsafe, and according to Hutchinson, Trump was deeply outraged by it.


The former White House staff member stated that the Secret Service officers who were in the car had taken to her that "the President said something along the lines of: I'm the damn President, take me to the Capitol right now."


The former president refused, "reaching forward in the car to grab the steering wheel," and a Secret Service representative then stopped Trump's hand and told him, "Sir, you must take your hand off the wheel. We're going back to the West Wing of the White House, we're not going to the Capitol. "


According to Hutchinson, in response, Trump tried to grab the Secret Service officer by the throat.


On January 6, 2021, Republican Trump supporters stormed the congressional building to block approval of the results of the November 2020 presidential election. by Democrat Joe Biden.


During the riots inside the building, a protester was shot dead by police. In addition, deaths from medical emergencies were recorded and a Capitol police officer died after the clashes.