Gearan, Anne <email@example.com>
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:08 PM
White House in-town pool report 9/Pence quote
“If Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election,” Trump said to cheers.
“He has the absolute right to do it. We’re supposed to protect our country …”
He said what Pence should do is:
“Send it back to the states to recertify, then we become president and you are the happiest people.”
“I just spoke to Mike. I said, ‘that doesn’t take courage. What takes courage is to do nothing,” he said.
Earlier, the president claimed the crowd is “hundreds of thousands” and that the media will not show the true size.
Some familiar rhetoric about the “rigged election” and blame for the news media and “Big Tech.”
“Last night they didn’t do a bad job either,” he said, apparently meaning that the Georgia runoff elections were rigged.
A few quotes from near the top, and as always check quotes against broadcast and transcript:
“We will never give up, we will never concede.”
“Our country has had enough we will not take it anymore that’s what this is all about.”
After Trump said “We will not let them silence your voices,” a chant of “Fight For Trump” broke out.