President Trump on Friday spoke at the Faith and Freedom conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Trump talked on a number of topics, but the main topic that he spent the most time on was the J6 Committee hearings.
He went on to tell the crowd of supporters “what you’re seeing is a complete and total lie. It’s a complete and total fraud”.
The 45th President would go on to talk about the dozens of January 6 defendants currently in jail awaiting trial and hinted he would pardon them.
Take a look:
President Trump Indicating That He Will Pardon January 6th Defendants If He Becomes President Again
“And if I become President someday, if I decide to do it, I will be looking at them very very seriously for pardons.”
“They’ve been treated very unfairly.”pic.twitter.com/a5BKIM82ja
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) June 17, 2022
The Asscociated Press had these details to share:
Making his first public appearance since the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection began its hearings laying bare his desperate attempts to subvert democracy and remain in power, former President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the committee as he continued to tease his plans for a third presidential run.
Speaking to religious conservatives at a sprawling resort near the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Trump blasted the committee’s efforts as a “theatrical production of partisan political fiction” and insisted he had done nothing wrong.
“What you’re seeing is a complete and total lie. It’s a complete and total fraud,” he told the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference. He dismissed the harrowing video footage and searing testimony presented by the committee — including first-hand accounts from senior aides and family members — as having been selectively edited. And he downplayed the insurrection as “a simple protest that got out hand.”
Trump’s appearance at an event long known as a testing ground for presidential hopefuls comes as he has been actively weighing when he might formally launch another White House campaign. The debate, according to people familiar with the discussions, centers on whether to make a formal announcement later this summer or fall or, in accordance with tradition, wait until after the November midterm elections.
While allies insist he has yet to make a final decision about his plans, Trump for months has been broadcasting his intentions, and continued to tease them Friday.
“One of the most urgent tasks facing the next Republican president — I wonder who that will be,” Trump said at one point, prompting a standing ovation and chants of “USA!”
“Would anybody like me to run for president?” he asked the crowd, unleashing more cheers.
If you would like to watch Trump’s full speech at the Faith and Freedom conference, check it out here: