Former President Donald Trump said he was surprised that supporters breached the Capitol on Jan. 6 and added that he would have stopped them had he been present, a new book says.

People protesting the 2020 presidential election results attacked the Capitol following a Trump rally in Washington, D.C., earlier in the day.

“I was not surprised when they went down to the Capitol to cheer, but I was surprised that they went [into] the Capitol,” Trump says in “In Trump’s Shadow: The Battle for 2024 and the Future of the GOP,” Business Insider reported.

The then-president said he wanted to join supporters marching to the Capitol but was prevented from doing so by the Secret Service.... Read More: Newsmax