“Several officials urged Mr. Trump to shoot the video, with Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, enlisting aides and even Vice President Mike Pence to tell him it was the right move. After it was recorded and posted, Mr. Trump still had to be reassured, according to administration officials.” NYT: Under Heavy Pressure, Trump Releases Video Condemning Capitol Siege. Forget what was in the video and focus on what wasn’t. He never admitted he lost the election. Hence, the Bigly Lie, the root of the insurrection, is intact.