‘He’s on his own’: Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer says he will no longer ‘protect’ Trump
- Former White Home press secretary Ari Fleischer said that he would no longer “protect” President Donald Trump following a pro-Trump riot in the Capitol building on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press
- ” At this point, I will not defend him any longer,” said Fleischer, who voted for Trump last year. “I won’t defend him for stirring the pot that incited the mob. He’s on his own.”
- Fleischer, likewise a Fox News contributor, served as press secretary under then-President George W. Bush from January 2001 to July 2003.
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Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said that he would no longer “protect” President Donald Trump following a pro-Trump riot in the Capitol on Wednesday that left five individuals dead, according to the Associated Press
Fleischer, a Fox News factor who acted as press secretary under then-President George W. Bush from January 2001 to July 2003, has safeguarded Trump in the past in spite of not supporting him in his 2016 campaign.
” At this moment, I won’t safeguard him anymore,” said Fleischer, who chose Trump in 2015. “I will not defend him for stirring the pot that incited the mob. He’s on his own.”
Fleischer’s remarks came after the Electoral College accreditation procedure that was set to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory on Wednesday was interfered with by legions of Trump-allied rioters who ransacked the historic building in the most substantial breach since 1814.
In October, Fleischer, in choosing to back Trump in the November election, wrote in The Hill that he saw the option in between the president and Biden as “between a personally offensive outsider who signs excellent policies and a professionally offending political leader who will turn bad concepts into law.”
He added at the time: “Say what you will about Trump breaking norms, he has actually never attempted to renovate the balance of power by irregular means. However his policies will last decades, no matter or, maybe thanks to, his character.”
While many Democrats, from Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California to incoming Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer of New York City, have actually called on the president to be gotten rid of from workplace, Republicans including Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have actually called for Trump to either be removed or resign.
” The Speaker understands this is not going to take place,” said GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri. “Schumer knows this isn’t going to take place. You do not have the time for it to take place, even if there was a factor. So there’s no reason to debate this other than simply pure politics.”
Biden will assume workplace on January 20.
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