NEW YORK (AP) – Former President Donald Trump has canceled a press conference he had planned to hold in Florida on the anniversary of the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol by his supporters.
Trump said in a statement Tuesday night that he would instead discuss his grievances at a rally he planned in Arizona later this month.
Trump was expected to use the press conference to denounce the Congressional committee investigating the events of January 6, when a crowd of his supporters violently stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop the transfer peaceful power and repeat his lies about the 2020 elections.
Trump continues to falsely insist that the election was ‘stolen’ and that the ‘real’ insurgency took place on November 3, 2020, the day Democrat Joe Biden won a 306-232 victory in College electoral. Federal and state election officials, Trump’s own attorney general, and numerous judges – some of whom he has appointed – have all repeatedly said the election was fair and there was no credible evidence serious fraud.
“In light of the total bias and dishonesty of the unselected Committee of Democrats on January 6, two failed Republicans and bogus news media, I am canceling the January 6 press conference in Mar-a-Lago Thursday, and I will be discussing several of these important topics instead at my rally on Saturday, Jan. 15 in Arizona, âTrump wrote.
The event would have been Trump’s second press conference since leaving office. Although he has been banned from Twitter and other social media, he has appeared regularly in conservative media and has organized numerous rallies and other events.
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