Watch: Ex-Secretary of Defense makes a stunning admission about Trump's main concern prior to Jan. 6
When Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) questioned, "did you tell the president about the mayor's requests or did President Trump ask if there were requests?"
"He asked if there were requests," said Miller.
"What was the president's response to you with regard to the requests made to you by Mayor [Muriel] Bowser?" Donalds asked.
"Fill it and do whatever is necessary to protect the demonstrators, ya, uh, and, uh, that were executing their constitutionally protected rights," said Miller.
Earlier this year, Miller told Vanity Fair that Trump told him he would need to deploy 10,000 troops in Washington, D.C. "You do what you need to do," Trump reportedly said on January 5. "You're going to need 10,000."
In attempting to explain Trump's comment, Miller said the "president's sometimes hyperbolic, as you've noticed. There were gonna be a million people in the street, I think was his expectation."
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