Six hours of paralysis: Inside Trump’s failure to act after a mob stormed the Capitol.
But as senators and House members trapped inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday begged for instant assist throughout the siege, they struggled to get by way of to the president, who — safely ensconced in the West Wing — was too busy watching fiery TV photographs of the disaster unfolding round them to act and even hassle to hear their pleas.
“He was hard to reach, and you know why? Because it was live TV,” stated one shut Trump adviser. “If it’s TiVo, he just hits pause and takes the calls. If it’s live TV, he watches it, and he was just watching it all unfold.”
Full article is an interesting read.