Donald Trump asserts Capitol insurrectionists were “hugging and kissing the police”

Disgraced former President Donald Trump is absolutely insane…

During a phone interview with The Ingraham Angle Thursday night, former President Donald Trump defended the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on January 6 in an attempt to stop certification of the presidential election. Despite Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick dying as a result of the attack, and hundreds more officers sustaining injuries in the violent attack, many of them severe, Trump grossly mischaracterized the events of that day.

“It was zero threat. Right from the start, it was zero threat,” Trump said. “Look, they went in, they shouldn’t have done it. Some of them went in, and they’re hugging and kissing the police and the guards, you know, they had great relationships.”

Trump also derided the fact that authorities are in the process of arresting hundreds of his supporters for their part in the attack, falsely claiming that they were waved in. Nearly 400 have already been arrested with more arrests expected in the coming weeks.

So is this what has become of the Republican Party? Is the party that once held itself up as THE party of national security now the party that defends insurrectionists and rioters (as long as they’re predominantly white and right-wing) despite the fact that those insurrectionists and rioters caused damage, injury, and loss of life? After all, Donald Trump is still the leader of the Republican Party, if the lengths elected officials in the party have gone to to kiss Trump’s ass and not get on his bad side is any indication.

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