Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again depicted Ashli Babbitt, a supporter of him who died during the January 6 uprising in the Capitol, as a martyr for the MAGA cause. But Trump didn’t just mourn the loss of Babbitt – he perjured that she was the only one who died that day.
“Except for a beautiful young woman, no one died on January 6. No one died on January 6. They mean five people, but no one died on January 6.” Trump said, wrong.
Newsmax host Rob Schmitt, perhaps sensing the former president’s mistake, gave him a chance to clear his mind, interjecting, “Nobody was intentionally killed but her.”
However, Trump continued to insist that Babbitt was the only one who died. In fact, four people in the January 6 crowd died that day. Additionally, five police officers present at the Capitol died in the following days and weeks – four from suicide and one from a stroke that occurred hours after the confrontation. violent Trump supporters equipped with spray bear.
Trump, who was being interviewed at Mar-a-Lago, also smeared Lieutenant Michael Byrd, the Capitol police officer who shot Babbitt when rioters tried to break into the chambers of the House of Representatives. Byrd has been vindicated by the Capitol Police, and stated that his decision to shoot Babbitt was a “last resort” that “saved countless lives. “That doesn’t stop Trump from pushing a different story.
“[Babbitt] was killed by a ruthless man who should never have shot her with his gun,” he asserted. “I watched his interview, and he thought it was great that he shot her dead, and she didn’t have a gun. She has nothing. There’s no reason to do that.”
Trump made similar remarks last October, honor Capitol rioter was “really amazing” in a video message broadcast at a Texas Loves Ashli Babbitt event.
“We must all demand justice for Ashli and her family,” Trump said, “so, on this solemn occasion as we celebrate her life, we continue to appeal. a fair and nonpartisan investigation” into her death.