Dear Commons Community,
Annoyed by the lack of TV coverage it would receive, former President Donald Trump canceled his press conference tomorrow marking the anniversary of the January 6th attack at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump said he would deliver his remarks instead at a rally next week in Florence, Arizona.
In a statement from his post-presidency PAC, Trump — who instigated the Jan. 6, 2021, riot following a rally near the White House because he had lost the election — bizarrely blamed the House select committee charged with investigating the Capitol riot for his last-minute cancellation.
“In light of the total bias and dishonesty of the January 6th Unselect Committee of Democrats, two failed Republicans, and the Fake News Media, I am canceling the January 6th Press Conference at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday, and instead will discuss many of those important topics at my rally on Saturday, January 15th, in Arizona —It will be a big crowd!” Trump said in a statement Tuesday night.
Trump is a coward in everything he does. In this case, he is afraid that his conference would be ignored by the news media and his pathetic image would be tarnished.