Donald Trump’s Infamous 187 Minutes

A timeline drawn from the Jan. 6th Committee report makes clear that he wasn’t just dithering as the Capitol was attacked—he was rooting for the mob.

 the afternoon of January 6, 2021, shortly after he instructed his supporters to march on the Capitol and stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election, Donald Trump was told that a riot had broken out there. A little over three hours passed before he finally told the rioters to go home.

What happened during those 187 minutes? 

1:10 p.m.: Trump finishes his speech.

1:21: Trump is told of the riot. 

1:57: Efforts are underway to persuade Trump to speak out against the riot.

2:13 to 2:24: White House Counsel Pat Cipollone confronts Meadows and Trump. Meadows replies: “He doesn’t want to do anything, Pat.” 

2:24: Trump tells his followers that Vice President Pence has failed them. 

After 2:24: Meadows says Trump refuses to rebuke the mob because “Mike deserves it.” 


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