Trump’s impeachment trial begins with stunning riot video

The video is from CNN Youtube Channel.

Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) plays a video montage of the riots at the US Capitol on January 6 and argues that former President Trump’s words inspired the attack.

WASHINGTON — Democrats opened the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday with a compelling video showing how Trump’s comments at a rally on Jan. 6 were echoed by his supporters as they stormed the Capitol, pulling together clips of the violence and destruction with Trump’s responses throughout the day.

The video begins with Trump repeatedly lying to supporters at his DC rally that morning about the election, saying that he won and it was stolen, before urging them to go the Capitol and to “fight like hell” or “you’re not going to have a country anymore.” Excerpts of the speech are interspersed with video of people in the crowd shouting “Take the Capitol!”


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