Former United States President Donald Trump took his sweet time to act on the US Capitol riot last Jan. 6, something that most feels was done on purpose. Now, it appears several former aides are confirming that this was so because the 74-year-old was busy watching his supporters ravage the Capitol on national television.

It will be recalled that the Jan. 6 riot started after Trump made a speech claiming that he allegedly won the 2020 United States Presidential election. The chaos claimed the lives of five people and leaving scores injured.

Republicans and Democrats pleaded with Trump to intervene and call his supporters off. Hours passed and the former president never issued anything. He remained silent for quite some time and some are now claiming that Trump was at the White House and enjoying the riotous scene.

One unnamed former senior official under the Trump administration revealed that the former president enjoyed what he was watching on television, including the ones in MAGA hats and Trump flags, CNN reported.

"He was hard to reach, and you know why? Because it was live TV," a Trump advisor stated. "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."

It was reported last month that Trump took his sweet time before calling a stop to the chaos. It happened hours later with lots of damage and lives lost.

Such led to the impeachment filing, Trump’s second. He is being charged with inciting an insurrection with the trial set to begin on Tuesday.

Despite all these, Trump is allegedly confident that he will be acquitted. He feels there won’t be enough Republican senators who will vote to convict him according to another report from CNN.

Some Republican senators allege they will be keeping an open mind on impeachment while GOP leaders have become increasingly bullish in recent weeks that Trump isn't at risk of conviction.

GOP Sen. Rand Paul raised a point of order that the trial of an ex-president was unconstitutional. Only five Republicans split from the party. The House managers begin their presentation Wednesday at noon and will have up to 16 hours to make their case to the Senate.

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