Since the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have pushed false and misleading accounts to downplay the event that left five dead and scores of others wounded. His supporters appear to have listened.
Three months after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to try to overturn his November election loss, about half of Republicans believe the siege was largely a non-violent protest or was the handiwork of left-wing activists “trying to make Trump look bad,” a new Reuters/Ipsos poll has found.
Six in 10 Republicans also believe the false claim put out by Trump that November’s presidential election “was stolen” from him due to widespread voter fraud, and the same proportion of Republicans think he should run again in 2024, the March 30-31 poll showed.
Read the full article. Last month Trump said the rioters were actually “hugging and kissing” the police.
Half of Republicans believe false accounts of deadly Capitol riot, new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds.
*60% of Republicans still believe Donald Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen.
*Half of Republicans still believe the insurrection was nonviolent.https://t.co/KQmmLne2U3
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 5, 2021