Former US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would pardon several people convicted for the Capitol riot on January 6, if elected to the White House in 2024.
The Republican, who has announced his intention to run again for president in the next elections, made the comments in a rare appearance on CNN at a town hall in New Hampshire.
When moderator Kaitlan Collins asked him if he would acknowledge his loss to President Joe Biden in the 2020 elections, Trump asserted his prior claims that the elections were rigged. While Collins attempted to fact-check the leader in real time, he often spoke over her.
“It was a horrible election,” Trump said, eliciting applause from his supporters present at the event.
He further declined to express regret over the violence in the US Capitol in January 2021 where hundreds of his supporters stormed the building in an attempt to stop Congress from ratifying the election result.
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