The President Who Stood Still on Jan. 6 - WSJ
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By: The Editorial Board (WSJ)
Even as the riot raged at the Capitol, Trump wouldn't tell his supporters to stop.
By The Editorial Board July 22, 2022 6:52 pm ET
No matter your views of the Jan. 6 special committee, the facts it is laying out in hearings are sobering. The most horrifying to date came Thursday in a hearing on President Trump's conduct as the riot raged and he sat watching TV, posting inflammatory tweets and refusing to send help.
Shortly after Mr. Trump urged protesters to march on the Capitol, he was told violence was breaking out. At about 1:30 p.m. he went to the dining room, where he stayed until 4 p.m. There is no official record of what he did, and the photographer was told no pictures.