Former President Donald Trump expressed his support for individuals charged over January 6th, two days before a planned “Justice for J6” rally at the Capitol. Hundreds of people, per the DOJ, have been arrested in connection with the riots at the Capitol. A mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol after the then-president repeatedly stirred up the big lie about the 2020 election results.
Trump has continued to push these baseless claims, and on Thursday he sent out a statement saying the people arrested are “being persecuted so unfairly.” “Our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest,” he said. “In addition to everything else, it has proven conclusively that we are a two-tiered system of justice. In the end, however, JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!” he added.
Read the full article. It appears that Trump has gotten blowback over the NYT piece reporting that he thinks that the rally for rioters is a setup meant to harm him.
🚨Trump calls rioters, for whom there is often videotape evidence they assaulted law enforcement, “people being persecuted so unfairly”
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) September 16, 2021