According to New York Times was Donald Trump at first reluctant to record the video, but changed after persuasion from employees who made him understand that he risks being brought to justice for his part in the mob that created chaos in the Capitol. The chief prosecutor in Washington has opened to investigate the president’s involvement in the riots, where he may be suspected of having illegally incited the attack.
According to New York Times The president’s daughter Ivanka Trump called his supporters in Congress before the video was released and promised to calm them down. Earlier on Thursday, Donald Trump promised in a written statement an orderly transfer of power on January 20.
Just over a day earlier, Donald Trump gave a speech full of accusations of electoral fraud and urged his educated supporters to go to the Capitol, where Congress controlled the election results. It ended in complete chaos where a mob broke into the building and the members had to flee to safe spaces while supporters went all the way to the house.
If the storm of criticism was great against the president in the past, it increased to hurricane strength after the video which also led to Twitter closing his account for twelve hours. But Trump improvised during the filming and managed to mention election fraud twice during the 61-second-long video, something they specifically appealed to him not to do.
I saved him from a political death and now he’s stabbing me in the back, “said a person who took part in Trump ’s talks on Wednesday night. Discussions have begun about the possibility of having Mike Pence, with the help of a majority in the government, invoke the 25th Amendment to get Donald Trump fired prematurely.
But according to sources close to Pence, he has no interest in helping to oust his boss, despite the attacks he has been subjected to in recent days. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to reach Pence by telephone on Thursday to demand that he invoke the 25th Amendment, but failed.