Trump lied about Capitol riots by claiming his supporters ‘hugged and kissed’ the cops

This is an aggressive attempt by Trump to rewrite the history of this uprising, which he repeatedly and falsely claimed was stolen from him in the 2020 election. There is no evidence of widespread fraud, but Trump and many of his close-knit allies have continued to spread “big lies” in the media and on Capitol Hill.
Calling Fox News on Thursday night, Trump was asked if he was concerned about the security of the U.S. Capitol, including razor-wire fencing, which he described as “outrageous” and a “political maneuver.”

“It was zero danger, from the beginning, it was zero danger. Look, they went inside, they shouldn’t do that. Some of them went inside, and they were hugging and kissing the police and the guards, you know. , They had a good relationship, “Trump told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. “A lot of people flew in from the inside, and then they went in and they got out.”

Trump’s latest whitewash attempt comes after video evidence of the violence that erupted on Jan. 6, reporting participants, testimony from law enforcement officers, police officers ‘accounts of violence, police officers’ accounts, and video evidence descriptions of lawmakers. The fear they felt that day.

Trump suggested that some rioters should face repercussions, but quickly the left movement led to an attack on Antifa, a familiar goal that he has always cited as drawing false equality in downplaying crimes committed in his name.

“They’re harassing a lot of people, and some of them should be – some things should happen to them. But even when I see Antifa in Washington, what they did to Washington and in other places and what they did and destruction, and clearly Killing and beating people, and nothing happens to them. Why don’t they go after Antifa? “Trump told Fox News.

With each other after Ingram. “But you say that people who commit crimes regardless of their political affiliation should be prosecuted?”

“Sure. That’s exactly what you said,” Trump replied.

Crowds of pro-Trump supporters who rallied around the U.S. The Capitol was attacked to prevent Congress from certifying President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

Many rioters clashed violently with the Capitol police using various weapons as they pushed through the barriers to break the Capitol complex. The riots killed five people, including Capitol police officer Brian Cinnick, and injured more than 100 other police officers.
Trump claims that some rioters “hugged and kissed” the police may be a reference to a video of the day showing police letting protesters into the building and taking a selfie of Capitol police officers who took part in the crowd. Capitol.

As they entered the capital, rioters were heard making death threats against Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several legislators, some of whom hid in the building while the mob searched for them.

The criminal complaints against some of the participants in the Capitol storm on January 3 have acknowledged members’ safety concerns and the intensity of the threats against them. Proud fighters and members of extremist groups, including Proud Boys and Ath Th Keepers, have been arrested and are related to the Capitol riots.
Trump himself has been the subject of two lawsuits filed by Democratic legislators who rallied around him. He has repeatedly denied any responsibility.

Morgan Reimer of CNN contributed to this report.