On his mobile phone shows his family and friends laughing, and dancing to pop songs in the backstage area before or after Trump's rally on Wednesday. The clip also shows Donald and Ivanka Trump talking to senior White House officials and watching news footage of their supporters marching towards the Capitol.
Hours after his speech, thousands of Trump's supporters attacked the Capitol building and clashed with police, interrupting a constitutional process by Congress to affirm the victory of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the November 3 elections. “The Trumps threw an Insurrection Party and even did a countdown to the invasion of the Capitol while playing 'GLORIA'... shows design and planning,” another user wrote on Twitter.
CNBC has requested comment on the video from the Trump Organization, which Donald Jr. Says on the video, which appears to have been streamed online from his phone in a tented area during the rally, outside the White House.
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.