Donald Trump is making headlines again after false stating how the Capitol rioters from January 6th posed zero threat to the country.
According to media reports, the former US president spoke about how his supporters were busy hugging and kissing officers at that time. The news comes despite the increased amount of violence, 5 deaths, as well as grave injuries to the law enforcement officers performing their duties on that particular day.
Critics slammed the former US president by mentioning how it was definitely an outrageous play by him to rewrite the country’s history in terms of insurrection, by which Trump kept on repeatedly mentioning how the 2020 US elections were ‘stolen from him.
Moreover, the fact that there was no proof or evidence of widespread fraud showed how baseless his accusations were, to begin with. Therefore, this piece of news from the January 6th Capitol Riot seems to be in line with just those baseless claims again.
Today, Trump and more of his conservative allies are pushing forward the big lie, regardless of the shame they’ve received from their previous lies, mentioned experts.
Speaking to Fox News on Thursday night, Trump answered a question put forward by the host regarding his views on the beefed-up security situation at the US Capitol. This included a special mention about the razor-sharp fencing in place, which he termed as a major political maneuver as well as disgraceful.
Trump kept on mentioning how there was zero threat whatsoever from his supporters. However, he did acknowledge the fact relating to how the rioters went in when they should not have. “Some of them entered, they hugged and kissed the cops,” he added. “Many people were waved in, they then walked in and out.”
In the same way, the former US president spoke about how some of the rioters should face the consequences of their actions but quickly went on to attacking the Antifa movement. This was a normal tactic used by Trump to draw up a series of false equivalencies in terms of downplaying a number of crimes that were carried out in his name.