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.
Uh I think we wanna just take a little time to wish you guys all an incredible uh holiday and incredible Christmas uh want to be thankful for all our blessings uh just being Americans and living in this incredible country for all your love and support. I want to thank all the great, you know, service men and women of our armed services who don't get to spend their Christmas with their families and our veterans everyone.
Law enforcement first responders that's right Yes, and I'm reasonably thankful for Kimberly, maybe not not not so much. I don't wanna you know I've managed to maintain a very low bar with uh with Kimberly, so I don't want her to get you know I don't know I kinda your big ego accustomed to kindness.
Kimberly is probably the toughest but um we just wanted to you know get out here uh reach out to all of you. Uh you know the support we get from our followers on social is just absolutely awesome.
He starts tweeting or fighting back or doing whatever he does like McCauley Coke and home alone. Uh yes, I'd say we call Kimberly Kimberly voice of reason.
Engagement with no new followers, so I know I'm bothering them enough that they're shutting me down, so I must be doing something right uh but I think you love for that support. Uh you know God bless we're going to go over now um have dinner uh with our favorite president um so you know a Trump family.
Uh yeah because if you can't control your loved ones who can control really, I mean so keeps you in good practice too. I'm a good one last night too for Christmas Eve.
I have to write the book of those stories because there is some there is some epic material in there uh but. Not quite yet, but uh you know you never know maybe that's gonna be the well you get some the trilogy that triggered and uh liberal privilege.
So yeah every time we get a little more material so uh there's stuff going back years, but you know again just wanted to thank you guys for all of your support. Thank you for everything that you guys do uh keep fighting strong for my father for the family.
Uh I wish you a happy new year, but since it's a week, I know I'll be talking between now and then uh although we don't talk much on here because it's my birthday and I get getting old and sort of grumpy anyway. 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.
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. His oldest son addressed the rally with his own expletive-laden speech, thanking attendees for 'being in this fight with us' and 'standing up to the bulls**t,' before taking aim at everyone from Democrats to transgender athletes.
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.' 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.
Was kind enough last night to post the hostage video of the president for the first time publicly acknowledging that he lost the election and saying that he denounces the riot he incited at the U.S. Capitol. Takes us on a magical mystery tour of a tent near the stage of Wednesday’s Trump rally where the president, daughter Ivanka, Trump Jr.’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and others are preparing before Trump takes the stage to deliver his riot-inciting remarks.
As Twitter commenter Cheri Jacobus tweeted, “Is that what true love looks like? “I want to end on a light note,” co-host Abby Huntsman asked them.
+ Follow You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. “Oh my God,” Guilfoyle, 50, responded with a big grin and her boyfriend of more than a year nodded along.
It was a lone moment of levity in an interview that covered the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, the 2020 election, questions about the Trumps’ character and more. But where Don Jr., 41, and Guilfoyle had been quick to push back on the panelists on the more political topics, on their personal life they demurred.
And to be able to do this stuff, I like to joke on the campaign trail, you know, my big sacrifice for America is having to travel with Kimberly.” And Kimberly Guilfoyle (center, from left) on The View on Thursday.
“It’s been amazing to be able to do that, and she has such a good grasp of and being able to speak to people,” Don Jr. And Guilfoyle were first linked last spring after his then-wife, Vanessa, filed for divorce in March.
I know his character,” Guilfoyle said on Thursday’s View episode, referring back to an earlier segment in which McCain and co-host Joy Bear probed them on President Trump ’s most notorious comments.