Riot Ruh-Roh: Donald Trump Drags Nikki Haley In Massive Jan. 6 Blunder

The former president appeared to confuse his 2024 GOP rival with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at a New Hampshire rally.
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Donald Trump on Friday blamed Nikki Haley for security issues during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, seemingly confusing former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with his rival for the GOP presidential nomination.

Trump — while touting the number of supporters present at a Concord, New Hampshire, rally — claimed that Haley, who previously served as United Nations ambassador and South Carolina governor, gets crowds of “like, nine people” in the Granite State before he brought up the U.S. Capitol attack.

“By the way, they never report the crowd on Jan. 6. You know Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley. You know they — do you know they destroyed all of the information, all of the evidence, everything, deleted and destroyed all of it. All of it,” the former president said.

“Because of lots of things like Nikki Haley is in charge of security — we offered her 10,000 people, soldiers, national guards, whatever they want. They turned it down. They don’t want to talk about that. These are very dishonest people.”

Trump has previously pointed his finger at Pelosi for security breakdowns when the riot took place, claiming that she turned down an offer to activate the National Guard as his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington.

The House speaker isn’t in charge of security at the Capitol and doesn’t direct the National Guard.

Drew Hammill, a spokesperson for Pelosi, previously told The Associated Press that the former House speaker “was no more in charge of Capitol security than [Senate Republican leader] Mitch McConnell was.”

“This is a clear attempt to whitewash what happened on January 6th and divert blame,” Hammill wrote of the suggestion that Pelosi blocked National Guard protection.

A number of critics on social media mocked Trump for Friday’s remarks, questioning whether he “can identify a fucking whale.”

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