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Mon Jan 11, 2021, 12:19 PM

"We love you. Go home in peace"

It is clear to me, those words uttered by Trump on video directly to the rioters moments before they violently attacked our Capital, these words were scripted ahead of time and put there clearly to cover his ass in any impeachment or prosecution. He will say "i told them to go home it's not my fault they didn't listen to me." his minions in the impeachment hearings will repeat it. that will be their focus. that will be their excuse. that will be his way out. that line was written ahead of time to provide an out, an excuse, and to deflect all the blame.

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garybeck Jan 11 OP
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Response to garybeck (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 12:23 PM

1. Moments before or during?

I thought the insurrectionists were already in the Capitol when Trump made that speech. Maybe I do not have my timeline correct.

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Response to Louis1895 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 12:25 PM

2. according to CNN

he said those words at 4:17.
the video we are all seeing of them breaking down the door and dragging an officer out and beating him was at 4:27.

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Response to garybeck (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 12:35 PM

3. But they had already been in the building for two hours


2:07 p.m. The mob of Trump supporters breach the steps on the east side of the Capitol.

2:16 p.m. The first scenes of the rioters inside the building.


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Response to garybeck (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 12:39 PM

4. I am sure he did that when being pressured because they were already in there.

After the takeover of the Capitol building was in full swing, Trump issued a recorded statement ostensibly intended to defuse the violence. Trump was reportedly supposed to speak from a script, but he instead ad-libbed, repeating false claims about election fraud and expressing support for the rioters. Similar improvisation reportedly led to his infamous “many sides” remarks about the 2017 white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Va.


“We love you. You’re very special,” he said to supporters even as they marched through the Capitol waving Confederate battle flags. “You’ve seen what happens. You’ve seen the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel. But go home and go home in peace.”

The repeated vague references to a broad cast of nefarious enemies—“they” and “others” who “are so bad and so evil”—is typical of authoritarian tactics for cementing loyalty by invoking powerful but nonspecific threats. Though ostensibly intended to slow violence, Trump’s message was instead rapidly removed from Facebook and other social media platforms over fears that it would make things worse.


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