Donald Trump’s emotional volatility was reviewed as the January 6 House Committee reviewed testimony and various evidence of Trump’s involvement in the January 6, 2021 US Capitol riot.
According to testimony from Trump’s son-in-law and former senior adviser Jared Kushner, the former president appeared to show no emotion at all upon learning he had lost his 2020 presidential bid.
The committee recently referred Trump to the Justice Department on four criminal charges — obstructing an official process, conspiring to defraud the United States, conspiracy to make false testimony and inciting, aiding, or assisting and consoling a riot — but so far no charges have been filed raised against the former President.
Kushner said Trump did not react with frustration, anger or sadness upon learning he had lost the 2020 presidential election.
Instead, the former president doesn’t seem to have reacted much at all.
On Friday, Washington Examiner Reporter Cami Mondeaux tweeted a transcript showing testimony of Kushner’s responses to the committee asking about Trump’s reaction the moment he learned he was losing his re-election campaign.
When asked about Trump’s emotional reaction upon learning of his loss, Kushner said he doesn’t recall the former president having one.
“I felt like he wasn’t really showing his cards, in a sense that he was just taking the information and going back to what he was doing,” Kushner said in the transcript.
When asked if he knew if Trump was surprised by the news, Kushner replied, “I don’t know.”
Following news of Biden’s victory, Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was stolen and that he was the true winner of the election.
These claims culminated in a riot that took place in the US Capitol a few weeks before Biden’s inauguration. The House Select Committee has interviewed witnesses to learn whether Trump intentionally incited violence before the riot.
Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, served as a senior advisor to Trump during his presidency. Ivanka also served as her father’s senior advisor. However, the couple will not be involved in Trump’s 2024 campaign, although reports indicate different reasons for this.
Kushner attended Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign announcement at his home in Mar-a-Lago, but Ivanka did not, as she planned to stay with the couple’s children instead. Shortly after that New York Post published a story stating that Kushner refused to run on Trump’s campaign after Trump met with hip-hop artist Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist.
However, Trump denied the reports in a post on Truth Social, saying he specifically asked Kushner and Ivanka not to get involved in the 2024 campaign because it would be “too mean and nasty.”
news week has reached out to Trump’s campaign for comment.
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