Trump's 12-Page Statement Blasts Dems on Hearings, Inflation (Chet Strange/Getty Images)
By Eric Mack | Monday, 13 June 2022 08:04 PM
After Day 2 of the House Jan. 6 Select Committee hearings, former President Donald Trump fired back with a 12-page statement denouncing what he calls attempts at a distraction from President Joe Biden's failures and an attempt to keep him from running for office in 2024.
"This is merely an attempt to stop a man that is leading in every poll, against both Republicans and Democrats by wide margins, from running again for the presidency," Trump concluded in his lengthy rebuke, including responding to allegations raised at the hearing Monday.
"The reason I am leading in the polls is because Democrats have caused record inflation, sky high gas prices, energy dependence on our adversaries, the education system is in crisis, illegal aliens are invading our border, the supply chain has crippled our way of life,
parents can't get baby formula, mandates have crippled businesses, and our way of life
has been crushed by government regulations.
"The United States is being destroyed.
"The Democrats know that I would correct all of this, and they are doing everything in their power to stop me – but we can't be stopped. We have to Save America."
Trump's statement began with an evaluation of the famed "it's the economy, stupid" on how the Biden administration and a Congress controlled by Democrats have let Americans down.
"Seventeen months after the events of Jan. 6, Democrats are unable to offer solutions," Trump wrote. "They are desperate to change the narrative of a failing nation, without even making mention of the havoc and death caused by the radical left just months earlier.
"Make no mistake, they control the government. They own this disaster. They are hoping that these hearings will somehow alter their failing prospects.
"A certain Democrat once said, 'It's the economy, stupid.' Well, Democrats now seem to think that Americans are 'stupid.' They are not. America is crumbling, and Democrats have no solutions.
"Our nation has no hope of change for the better under Democrat leadership. People are desperate. Rather than solving problems, Democrats are rehashing history in hopes of changing the narrative. During my time in office, our nation was thriving, our economy was strong, and the price of gas was very low. Above all else, we were respected, perhaps like never before. America prospered under the Trump administration."
Among the highlights of Trump's statement:
- "The Sham Investigation" — Trump asserted that with just the Democrats' arguments being presented, the committee is exposing itself and their hearings as "a pitiful last-ditch effort to deceive the American public."
- "Stop the Count" — Trump responded to Monday testimony, arguing that his remarks to stop the count were related to the logic that millions of votes were counted in a day, so "why would it take four more days to count a few hundred thousand votes when they had counted millions in one day?" It was because "they needed to traffic more ballots," he argued.
- "Ballot Trafficking" — Trump laid out cases of alleged ballot stuffing, including referencing the Dinesh D'Souza documentary "2000 Mules."
- "The Math" — Trump blasted the media coverage of the allegations of 2020 presidential election fraud, saying that "the media feeding us the bogus line that this was the most secure election in U.S. history. What a load of bologna!"
- "But What If There Were More" — Trump asked whether the allegations of potential election fraud are just the tip of the iceberg.
- "Defying the Odds" — Trump reiterated his references to presidential election history and questioning how Biden could get more Black votes than the only Black president in U.S. history, Barack Obama, in key battleground areas: "Either there's a lot of black voters in America who identify more with Joe Biden than Barack Obama, or Democrats are stealing black votes – and we all know the answer to that."
- "Zuckerbucks" — Trump blasted Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for his $419 million investment that "almost all of the money went to Democrat-run and controlled areas. Very little, for cosmetic purposes only, went to Republican areas. They threw us a bone."
- "Pandemic of Injustice" — Trump noted 2020 featured "violent liberal assaults on cities around the country" and "judges, including Justices of the United States Supreme Court, were scared. Some were political hacks who refused to be the sole arbiter of such a strong political issue. It was liberal fearmongering."
"Democrats made it known that they would rather burn cities to the ground than allow for a civilized political process," Trump's statement continued. "They knew their policies were failing, citizens weren't buying their hype, and they were losing their influence. So, they spent the year creating an atmosphere of fear, and that's the environment in which concerned citizens were forced to file their lawsuits."
Trump added that the Democrats are continuing their agenda as the looming midterm elections threaten to take away their control in Congress.
"As we near the midterm elections, we're watching the swamp creatures circle the drain as true Americans step up to replace the corrupt establishment with patriots who will fight for our freedoms," Trump wrote. "The establishment is holding on as tightly as they can to their power as they watch it slip from their grasp.
"Our country is in a nosedive. Americans are struggling to fill their gas tanks, feed their babies, educate their children, hire employees, order supplies, protect our border from invasion, and a host of other tragedies that are 100% caused by Democrats who obtained power through a rigged election, and the people of our country are both angry and sad.
"Americans have very real pressing concerns about the basic necessities of life. What is Congress doing about it? They're doing everything they can to ignore and distract from the very real pain that they have caused this country. They want to talk about anything but the 2020 election results and the fact that they are the cause of our country's problems."