In an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Thursday night, Trump complained that the rioters who attacked the Capitol are being prosecuted, while decrying Antifa and Black Lives Matter as violent and deadly groups.
“They don’t go after those people, but they go after people, I guess you would call them lean toward the right, and they wave American flags, in many cases, they are waving the American flag, and they love our country,” Trump said, notably leaving out the violent attacks and more than 100 police officers injured by his supporters.
“And to those people, they are arresting them by the dozens, but they don’t go after Antifa, who kill people, by the way.”
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The Independent reports:
Trump complained to Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham that law enforcement was “persecuting” the Capitol rioters, while “nothing happens” to left-wing protesters.
He added: “Some of them went in and they’re, they’re hugging and kissing the police and the guards. You know, they had great relationships. A lot of the people were waved in and then they walked in and they walked out.”
WOW! Trump Defends Capitol Attackers: ‘They Are Waving the American Flag and They Love Our Country’ – Trump now defends his supporters who committed a terrorist attack on our Capitol. Every GOP on TV this weekend should be asked about if they support https://t.co/l04V4QrdmI
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 26, 2021
Former President Donald Trump is defending some of his supporters who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, saying they posed “zero threat” to the lawmakers who had assembled there to certify the Electoral College vote. https://t.co/mSoXYI3dEr
— KSAT 12 (@ksatnews) March 26, 2021