Trump has come under fire for claiming he is financially behind supporters of the Capitol attack.
Trump said: “So I’ve met a lot of fans, but I met (sic) and I’m financially supporting those incredible people, [Referencing January 6th rioters]… should contribute.
“They were actually in my office two days ago. I really care. It’s a disgrace to what they do, what they do to these people. It’s shameful, and mostly, I mean Yes, you know, it’s the firefighters, they’re the police, and people in the military. Some people, you know, you look at what’s going on where the police lead them in, and there’s a lot of different things.”
Trump also called the “radical left” “sick” and assured the nation that “they have a problem, no one has ever seen anything like that.”
Then he turned and said: “I think it’s probably for the best because even if they last two or six months and you know they have sentences longer than that, But we take full forgiveness very, very seriously. Because we can’t let this happen here, I mean full pardon, apologies to many,
It’s true that Trump has never seen anything like it, and he’s had to indict hundreds of people who are trying to violently block Congress entirely. Only then will a potential president say those are the good guys who should be left alone.
To answer a question rattling on an electric Twitter machine, no — Trump’s financial contributions do not constitute seditious conspiracy. Let’s put that aside for now. The seditious conspiracy precedes or coincides with some kind of attack on the U.S. government. There is no provision for “providing aid or consolation to the enemy…” However, the fact that Trump said he supports financially and is considering pardoning (if he is re-elected) all of the January 6 criminals is horrific. Worse yet, it might also be telling the truth.
His statement certainly showed which side he was on, forcing doubts that Trump was alluding to a possible future of “street thugs,” who Lindsey Graham assured would come if Trump was charged. No one doubts that Trump and his team are looking to intimidate the administration and the Justice Department into believing that the state’s charges against Trump are too painful. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are likely to be evaluating Trump’s statement and considering whether it’s someone Trump promised to “fight” on the streets on his behalf if charged. He confidently said he would be president again and would distribute pardons to the left and right.
It’s scary because to the trained ear it sounds like exactly what he’s doing. Oddly, Trump would find time to bash the Justice Department’s court ruling in his search and Florida case, and then go back to “sympathize” with the final rioters. Some Jan. 6 “troops” feel abandoned by Trump. Maybe Trump is assuring his military that he will be there to serve them.
Fear. Twitter responded accordingly:
So, if you meet the instigators, give them money, promise them a pardon, that could be seen as obstruction of justice and support for further anti-government violence…isn’t that, um, incitement? https://t.co/XBTALURFaA
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) September 1, 2022
— Lynn Ragland (@LynnRagland6) September 1, 2022
Yes, if I were a J6 defendant, I wouldn’t be waiting all night for any upcoming “financial support” from Trump. https://t.co/Vl7jSykKhF
– Surreal Norms (@NormanAmerican) September 1, 2022
If Trump is elected, he will apologize to the J6 traitors for getting in the way of their bats, poles, stun guns and bear spray by Capitol Police. https://t.co/O3yDuONSfk
— Mark Jacob (@MarkJacob16) September 1, 2022
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