GOP leader Kevin McCarthy called Trump for help, but the former president reportedly told him the rioters were “more upset about the election than you are.”
When House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy called then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 to implore him to call off his supporters who were besieging the Capitol, Trump reportedly responded with mockery — prompting a “shouting match” to ensue between the two men.
“Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are,” Trump told McCarthy, according to a CNN report published Friday.
The California congressman reportedly responded with anger, telling Trump that as they spoke, rioters were breaking through the windows of his office. “Who the fuck do you think you are talking to?” McCarthy demanded of Trump, according to CNN.