Trump Defends DC Rioters: “They Love Our Country”

Mediaite reports:

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.”