Letter: What did Trump really say?

Many people have declared President Trump incited his followers to storm the Capitol on Jan 6. But what did he really say at the rally?

In the 1:12:43 hour of the Washington speech, this is what he said:

“So we’re going to, we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, I love Pennsylvania Avenue, and we’re going to the Capitol and we’re going to try and give… The Democrats are hopeless. They’re never voting for anything, not even one vote. But we’re going to try and give our Republicans, the weak ones, because the strong ones don’t need any of our help, we’re going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.”

Donald Trump: (01:13:19)

“So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. I want to thank you all. God bless you and God bless America. Thank you all for being here, this is incredible. Thank you very much. Thank you.”

So walking down Pennsylvania Ave was inciting charging up the Capitol and illegally entering the halls?

When BLM and Antifa were burning and looting Kenosha, Minneapolis, Seattle and Portland this last summer, CNN and MSNBC were reporting the protesters were mostly peaceful. https://thehill.com/homenews/media/513902-cnn-ridiculed-for-fiery-but-mostly-peaceful-caption-with-video-of-burning The incoming vice president set up a fund to get the “mostly peaceful protesters” out of jail.

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” George Orwell

Craig Nichols,



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