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Trump says he requested 10K National Guard troops at Capitol on day of riot

Added 03-01-21 02:29:02am EST - “Former President Trump told Fox News late Sunday that he expressed concern over the crowd size near the Capitol days before the deadly riots last month and personally requested 10,000 National Guard troops be deployed.” - Foxnews.com

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President Donald Trump sits down for a one on one interview with Steve Hilton on 'The Next Revolution'

Former President Trump told Fox News late Sunday that he expressed concern over the crowd size near the Capitol days before last month's deadly riots and personally requested 10,000 National Guard troops be deployed in response.

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.

Pelosi’s office and the Defense Department did not immediately respond to an email inquiry from Fox News.  Trump told Steve Hilton, the show’s host, that he "hated" to see what unfolded on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.

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