Trump cancels news conference scheduled for Jan. 6, anniversary of U.S. Capitol riot – National

Former President Donald Trump has canceled a press conference he planned to hold in Florida on the anniversary of the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill 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.

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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.

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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 Electoral College victory .

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Federal and state election officials, Trump’s own attorney general, and many judges – some of whom he has appointed – have all repeatedly said the elections were fair and there was no credible evidence of 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 discuss it instead. about these important topics at my rally on Saturday January 15 in Arizona, ”Trump 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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