In a bombshell revelation, CNN has aired new audio of former President Donald Trump admitting his desire to join the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. During an interview with ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl, conducted just two months after the riot, Trump expressed his belief that he would have been “very well received” by the mob.
Trump’s Desire to Join the Mob
Trump’s admission comes as no surprise to those who have followed his actions and rhetoric in the lead-up to and aftermath of the Capitol riot. For months, Trump had repeatedly falsely claimed that the 2020 election had been stolen from him, inciting his supporters to violence. On January 6, he addressed a massive rally near the White House, urging his followers to “fight like hell” to overturn the election results.
„The judge finding and saying in pretty plain English that Donald Trump engaged in an insurrection during the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol.“ pic.twitter.com/rf5xKfnADQ
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) November 18, 2023
After the rally, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building, seeking to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory. The riot resulted in five deaths and multiple injuries, and it was widely condemned as an attack on American democracy.
Legal Implications of Trump’s Admission
The newly released audio of Trump’s admission could have significant legal implications for the former president. Trump is currently under federal indictment for his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The audio could be used as evidence against him in his upcoming trial.
Moreover, Trump’s admission could further damage his already tarnished reputation. It shows that he was willing to join a violent mob in an attempt to subvert the will of the American people. This revelation will likely make it even more difficult for Trump to regain the trust of the American public.
So Trump really was at the capitol on January 6th. pic.twitter.com/Q48oTgVa4u
— Noble Traces (@NobleTraces) November 19, 2023
The revelation of Trump’s desire to join the Capitol riot is a stark reminder of the dangers of his rhetoric and actions. It is a stark reminder that Trump is a threat to American democracy and that he must be held accountable for his actions.