“We’re all gonna march to the Capitol! And I’ll be with you!”–Donald Trump to the “Stop the Steal” rally crowd, January 6, 2021
But he was never going to be with them, as revealed by his private schedule from the day released by the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol attack in a filing on Wednesday. Its lack of inclusion on Trump’s schedule indicated he must have known that there were no plans for him to join such a march, as he knew he would be taken back to the White House after his speech. Trump made the false promises that led the crowd to go to the Capitol in spite of being told by the Secret Service days before the situation was too volatile for them to guarantee his security if he joined them, according to a source familiar with the matter.