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GOP congresswoman says Trump-McCarthy phone call during Capitol riot shows Trump sided with mob

By Jamie Gangel, Kevin Liptak, Michael Warren and Marshall Cohen, CNN

WASHINGTON — In an expletive-laced phone call with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy while the Capitol was under attack, then-President Donald Trump said the rioters cared more about the election results than McCarthy did.

“Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are,” Trump said, according to lawmakers who were briefed on the call afterward by McCarthy.

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