Trump claims he personally requested 10k National Guard troops for Capitol days before Riot

Appearing via phone call on Fox News with Steve Hilton, former President Trump claimed he personally requested 10k national guard troops at the capitol days before the January 6th riot.

Per Fox News “Trump told “The Next Revolution With Steve Hilton” that his team alerted the Department of Defense days before the rally that crowds might be larger than anticipated and 10,000 national guardsmen should be ready to deploy. He said that — from what he understands — the warning was passed along to leaders at the Capitol, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — and he heard that the request was rejected because these leaders did not like the optics of 10,000 troops at the Capitol.”

“So, you know, that was a big mistake,” Trump said.