REMINDER: Trump Keeps Cozying Up With Insurrectionists and Denying the Election Results
May 11, 2023
Not only does Trump continue to fuel baseless and dangerous conspiracy theories and deny the results of the 2020 election — which he lost by over seven million votes — but he actively praises the violent January 6 insurrectionists, prominently featuring them at his rallies and even embracing a woman convicted of defying police orders at the Capitol.
Trump is dedicated to spreading lies about the 2020 election — which he lost by more than seven million votes.
AP: “Trump, running for the White House for the third time, has signaled that the 2020 election will remain an integral part of his 2024 presidential bid. In a recent call with reporters about a new book, Trump pointed to polls that show a sizable number of people believe the 2020 election was stolen, even though there is no such evidence. ‘I’m an election denier,’ Trump said. ‘You’ve got a lot of election deniers in this country and they’re not happy about what’s happened.’”
Over the last two years, Trump has continued to coddle and uplift January 6 insurrectionists. The last time he was in New Hampshire, Trump embraced a woman who was convicted after rioting at the Capitol.
Washington Post: “Former president Donald Trump on Thursday praised and embraced a woman convicted of defying police orders on the U.S. Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021. … Trump has steadily escalated his advocacy for people charged in the Capitol riot, including by pledging to pardon them if he returns to the White House, praising them as patriots, participating in a recording with Jan. 6 prisoners singing the national anthem, and playing it at his first rally of the 2024 campaign last month.”
No matter how many conspiracies Trump spreads and criminals he emboldens, the numbers don’t lie.