Robinson was not physically with Trump on January 6. He sat in the front car of the motorcade and said he heard Trump wanted to go to the Capitol via Secret Service communications.
“We heard it several times while it was on the motorcade. I think during the speech, shortly after, he ended the speech, that the president got into the motorcade and he was upset. And he adamantly wanted to go to the Capitol ,” Robinson told Lemon. “And even as we left the Ellipse, it was repeated one more time. … It was a heated discussion in the limousine. And he definitely wanted to go to the Capitol.”
In his first interview since testifying, Robinson said he was unaware of the scale of the riots when Trump demanded to go to the Capitol. Afterwards, Robinson said, “Now that we know what actually happened, it would have been terrible. If the motorcade had responded to the Capitol, I think it would have been much worse.”
“I think it probably would have encouraged more riots. And (the rioters would have) felt supported. If the presidential motorcade came to support them. So I think the insurgents probably would have felt they had the support of the president.” had,” Robinson said.
When asked about the former president’s possible motives for wanting to return to the Capitol on January 6, Robinson said, “I can’t imagine anyone, especially not in that position, would want to go to the Capitol. You you’re talking about the president. I just can’t imagine anyone wanting to go to the Capitol under those circumstances.”
Robinson said he is “so grateful” that the motorcade did not turn around. “Had we taken that step, I thought it would have been an insane move and I think the feeling was felt even in the Secret Service.”