Trump’s Views on January 6

by Jan Frazier

Washington, D.C. (Washington Insider Magazine) –  On Sunday, former President Donald Trump used words of praise for those people who attended the January 6 rally that later turned into an insurrection of the Capitol Building. “Love” was the word that Trump used in describing the entire event.

Trump spoke on “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo” which was on the Fox News Channel. He called the participants of the event “patriots,” claiming that many were unjustly arrested and jailed. He also stated that there was a woman who had been shot and killed by police and that she was “a great hero.”

Trump’s remarks lent themselves to the fact that his supporters were the grieving people in the entire event. In actuality, the riot “halted the wheels of democracy as President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over Trump in the Electoral College was being confirmed by Congress.”

During his interview with Bartiromo, Trump proclaimed that the people at the January 6 event were “loving people who wanted to save the nation.”

Trump continued, “The crowd was unbelievable, and I mentioned the word ‘love,’ the love in the air. I’ve never seen anything like it. That’s why they went to Washington. Too much spirit and faith and love; there was such love at that rally; you had over a million people.”

In reality, on January 6, the Capitol was invaded by Trump backers who wanted to disrupt the Electoral College. According to the Department of Justice, the rioters fought with the police officers. Close to 140 officers had been assaulted. “Hundreds of those who entered the Capitol have been charged with various crimes, including more than 50 who have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer.”

Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, received a fatal shot as “she tried to climb through a broken window during the insurrection.” Trump claimed that there was a cover-up for this shooting.

Trump continued, “Who is the person that shot an innocent, wonderful, incredible woman, a military woman, right in the head?” Bartiromo then referred to Babbitt as “a wonderful woman fatally shot on January 6 as she tried to climb out of a broken window.” Trump went so far as to say that Babbitt was “executed.”

In addition, Trump said that any blame of violence on January 6 could be placed on “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats.”


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