Over the weekend, Donald Trump
attempted to rewrite history
by falsely claiming in a Fox News interview
that his supporters who attacked the United States Capitol
on January 6
were "peaceful people
" and "great people."
But conservative attorney George Conway
, the husband of ex-White House
counselor Kellyanne Conway and a longtime Trump critic, said not everything the former president
said was a lie.
“He is uttering one fundamental truth,” Conway said on CNN
on Monday, “which is how he feels about January 6.”
Trump's praise for the attackers was consistent with what he said in a recorded message to the rioters on Jan. 6: "We love you."
“As Mitch McConnell
said in his floor speech on Feb. 13th, Trump loved this because it was all about him. These people were fighting for him and against democracy
and free elections
, to be sure, but they were fighting for him, and that’s what he cares about,” Conway said.
More of Conway's interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper
can be seen above.