In the background, President Trump is seen on the video waiting to go out onstage. Later, during a speech of more than an hour, the president made false claims about alleged ballot fraud swindling him out of an electoral victory over Biden.
Trump also had urged the crowd to help him “fight” Biden's confirmation as the winner, and to march to Congress after the rally. When the crowd did so, thousands of people swarmed around the Capitol complex, and shoved past Capitol police to swarm through the halls of Congress, occupying the Senate chamber and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, among others lawmakers' offices.
One of the invaders, a woman, was shot and killed by a Capitol police officer. Another Capitol police officer died Thursday after being hit by a rioter with a fire extinguisher.
Three other people died during the melee, which has led to calls for Trump to be removed from office, less than two weeks before his term ends. Devon blamed Trump's rhetoric for contributing to the violence.
Speaks during a rally of supporters of US President Donald Trump on The Ellipse outside the White House on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. “To those Republicans, many of which may be voting on things in the coming hours: You have an opportunity today,” he warned.
'S video pans around the backstage area, where a woman who appeared to be White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany smiled as she took a photo of television monitors showing the crowd outside. Said at one point to Guilfoyle on the video, where she can be seen dancing and shimmying to the music.
“I think we're at T-minus a couple of seconds here, guys, so tune in and check it out,” Donald Jr. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows then appears behind him, broadly grinning and giving a thumbs-up to the camera.
Says, a nod to the fact that his father had lost support from many congressional Republicans, and his own vice president, Pence, in his legally doomed effort to block Biden from taking office. Then pans the camera to capture his sister Ivanka Trump, who is a senior White House advisor, who smiles and waves at him.
Guilfoyle then said, referring to Lara, “future senator,” a reference to Lara exploring whether to run for the Senate from her home state of North Carolina. Shows his family and friends laughing and joking in the backstage area before President Donald Trump spoke at a rally Wednesday.
Not long afterward, a mob of the president's supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol in a riot that left five people dead. 'S girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle saying she hopes Vice President Mike Pence has “the courage or the brains to do the right thing” and block the confirmation of Joe Biden as president by Congress.
His brother, Eric, also spoke, and similarly prophesied that Mr Trump's influence on the political right would continue past his time in the White House. Both speeches appeared to focus on the continuation of Mr Trump ’s influence in politics beyond the White House and the presidency.
With just over two weeks until Donald Trump is forced to leave the White House, putting his family in financial and legal jeopardy, the Trumps appear to be unraveling before the country’s eyes. It shows a man embracing his father’s destructive politics of hate and division and hoping to use it for a possible future run for office.
But it’s also a demonstration of just how quickly the outgoing first family is coming undone after Donald Trump lost the November election to Joe Biden. Donald Trump.’s unhinged performance on Monday night appeared to be less of a campaign speech for Georgia’s GOP Senate candidates and more of therapy session for him.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.
“And by the way, last night they didn’t do a bad job,” he added, referring to runoff elections in Georgia deciding control of the Senate. Trump spoke from a stage framed by signs for the “Save America March,” at a podium flanked by American flags fluttering in a chilly DC breeze.
He gestured early in the speech to the Washington Monument, saying his crowd of supporters stretched across the mall and vowing that the icon would not become another victim of cancel culture. Trump ’s rally came as Congress was set to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, which the president has repeatedly claimed are marred by widespread, organized fraud, without providing evidence.
Chapman University law professor John Eastman, next to U.S. President DonaldTrump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, gestures as he speaks while Trump supporters gather ahead of his speech to contest the certification by the U.S. Congress of the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election 7 BackContinue Thousands of supporters traveled from across the nation for the event, with local law enforcement and congressional security bracing for possible unrest.
A judge earlier this week barred Henry “Enrique” Barrio, leader of the far-right Proud Boys group, from the nation’s capital, citing accusations against him that he vandalized a Black Lives Matter banner at a historic church and was arrested packing high-capacity firearm magazines. Fox News cut away from airing a pro- Trump protest happening Wednesday after the president’s oldest son exclaimed several expletives during a speech that was being televised live and uncensored.
Speaking near the White House, President’s Trump son then loudly complained about social media censorship before switching to the subject of transgender athletes in sports. “They spent money on a study that came to the incredible conclusion yesterday that trans women playing in female sports have a competitive advantage,” Mr. Trump Jr.
The protest happened on the ellipse, a grassy area near the White House, ahead of Congress holding a joint session later Wednesday to count the electoral votes cast in the presidential contest. Mr. Trump decisively lost the recent White House race to President-elect Joseph R. Biden, but maintains he won in a “landslide” and should remain in office despite losing.
The U.S. National Park Service anticipated up to 30,000 people would participate in the protest where the Trumps spoke. The adult son of President Donald Trump spoke ahead of his father on Wednesday, during a rally held to protest the 2020 election and Congressional certification of Joe Biden’s victory.
For whatever reason, Fox News chose that moment to cut away from Trump Jr. Apropos of nothing, the outgoing president’s son mounted an attack on trans women as he addressed the fateful Washington “Save America” rally on Wednesday (6 January).
Hours later, his father would address the same mob, instructing them to “walk down to the Capitol and cheer on our brave congressmen and women” as they attempted to certify the results of the election. It was a thinly-veiled call to arms that led to a violent assault on the seat of US democracy, with extremists storming past a thin and reluctant police presence to invade the Capitol building.
(Photo by Saul Lob / AFP) (Photo by SAUL Lob/AFP via Getty Images)One woman was shot dead by police during the Capitol riots, though many of the insurgents were treated with kid gloves and allowed for a while to run amok: leaving threats on the desk of Nancy Pelosi and falsely declaring Trump the winner of the presidential election on the Senate dais in what can only be described as an attempted coup. Trump eventually released an insipid video telling the violent mob: “We love you, you’re all very special… but go home.” It was later removed by Twitter, with a threat to permanently ban him should he continue to incite violence.
He then used that remark to pivot to a recent study that found transgender women retain an athletic advantage over their cisgender peers even after a year of hormone treatment. “That shows you the mentality of where the Democratic Party is,” said Trump, who also retweeted NBC News’ article about the study.
“They spent money on a study that came to the incredible conclusion yesterday that trans women playing female sports have a competitive advantage.” The study’s lead author, Timothy Roberts, denied that the Democratic Party, or anyone else, had funded the report.
Roberts and his colleagues gathered data by reviewing existing medical records and fitness test evaluations of U.S. Air Force members who started or continued transition-related treatment while still in service. Current International Olympic Committee guidelines require transgender female athletes to be on testosterone blockers for at least a year before entering competition, but Roberts said that may be inadequate.
Gland President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis told The Wrap that “targeting transgender people am not only pathetic and cruel, it’s a losing political strategy.” After fading interest in so-called bathroom bills, Republicans have tried to make transgender athletes a wedge issue.