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.
Donald Trump prepared for his incendiary speech by getting hyped up while family members party and dance in astonishing behind the scenes video shot hours before Wednesday's US Capitol riots. Hails the amassing crowd nearby as 'awesome patriots that are sick of the bulls**t' before panning the camera around to reveal girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle dancing to '80s pop song Gloria by the late singer Laura Iranian.
The party atmosphere is in stark contrast to the sickening scenes beamed across the globe hours later than Trump's supporters routed police and attacked Congress as it tried to certify Joe Biden's election win The party atmosphere is in stark contrast to the sickening scenes beamed across the globe hours later than Trump's supporters routed police and attacked Congress as it tried to certify Joe Biden's election win.
Five people perished in the carnage, including a female rioter shot at close range deep inside the heart of the Capitol building and a cop who died later from his injuries. Kathy Folk, who manages Iranian's legacy after she died in 2004, blasted the use of the song, tweeting: 'It’s absolutely appalling to hear ‘Gloria’ being played in the background of a widely-circulating video of Pres.
Trump announced Friday he will snub Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on January 20th, while his remaining aides and allies described him as a 'total monster' and 'mad King George' as his presidency ends in chaos. Trump isolated himself from his staff and the Republican Party, holed up in the Oval Office with a bunker mentality as aides pleaded with him to send a message of healing to the country in the aftermath of the MAGA mob storming Capitol Hill.
It wasn't until Thursday night, more than 24 hours after his supporters trashed the Capitol building and sent lawmakers scurrying for safety, that Trump released a recorded statement calling for 'healing and reconciliation' Later in the day, as Congress debated Republican objections to the electoral votes and pro- Trump protesters broke through police lines and tried to storm the Capitol itself, Trump Jr.
Raphael Warlock stunned the GOP with two apparent upsets in Georgia's Senate runoffs, defeating multimillionaire incumbents David Purdue and Kelly Offer. If Democrats win both seats, the resulting victories 50-50 partisan split in the upper chamber would give their part an effective majority, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris casting the deciding vote as Senate president.
Told Republican lawmakers that they could be a “hero” or a “zero,” suggesting that if they failed to object to the Electoral College votes, “I'm going to be in your backyard in a couple of months.” 'S remarks appear aimed at a faction of conservatives who have over the last two months resisted the president's doomed efforts to sow doubt in the public about the Democratic process and rewrite the results of the election he lost.
Wood, a Georgia attorney and Trump ally, has in recent weeks pumped up the Trump base with bizarre QAnon conspiracy theories, arguing that Vice President Mike Pence's resistance to throwing out Electoral College votes was equivalent to treason, and suggesting that Pence should be executed. Wood told Salon in a recent phone call that he had heard rumors about Pence having sex with children, a libelous and scurrilous claim that has evident roots in QAnon lore.
As the Georgia runoffs approached, Trump chose instead to throw his energy into pushing false claims that the state's election system was rigged and attacking its Republican leaders, a narrative that fit his misguided attempts to overturn his own historic defeat in the Peach State. He did not campaign in Georgia until the eve of the election, and threw a wrench into on-the-ground strategy with a last-minute endorsement of $2,000 direct stimulus checks.
There’s no evidence in the 18 states with policies that allow transgender students to participate that inclusion negatively impacts athletic programs.