Trump Knew His Supporters Were Armed

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Cassidy Hutchinson testified that Donald Trump knew that his supporters were armed on 1/6 and he didn’t care.


Trump knew that his supporters were armed and didn’t care “because they were not there to hurt him.”

— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 28, 2022

Hutchinson testified that Trump said “Something to the fact of taking the f-ing mags away they are not here to hurt me. They can march to the Capitol after the rally is over take the f-ing mags away they can march to the Capitol.”

Trump knew that his supporters were armed. He knew that they were marching to the Capitol, and Trump had every intention of joining them.

Trump supporters were armed with AR-15s and other guns. Donald Trump wanted the metal detectors taken down so that all of his supporters could crowd into the rally site so that it would look better on TV.

Donald Trump knew that his supporters were armed and going to the Capitol. None of this was spontaneous. It was all planned to overthrow the government and keep Trump in power.

Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.

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