Video Of US President Donald Trump At ‘Party’ Hours Before Capitol Siege Surfaces Online

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In Clip Before Capitol Siege, Trumps Celebrate Rally Leading To Chaos

US President Donald Trump has mentioned he is not going to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in

New Delhi:

US President Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka, son Don Jr. and others will be seen at an occasion the place many are partying and dancing to pop songs simply hours earlier than a shocked world watched pro-Trump supporters lay siege to the US Capitol – scaling partitions, smashing home windows and desecrating workplaces of American lawmakers. In visuals, they are often seen cheering the “MAGA” march that descended into chaos.

It’s unclear if the video, which was filmed by Don Jr. on his cell phone, was shot earlier than or after Trump’s speech on Wednesday, through which the President – who has repeatedly, and with out proof, attacked the result of November’s election – referred to as on his supporters to “combat a lot more durable” and “stroll right down to the Capitol… as a result of you’ll by no means take again our nation with weak point.”

Hours later a crazed mob attacked the Capitol, the place Congress was assembly to certify president-elect Joseph R Biden’s large win; Biden secured over seven million votes greater than Trump.

The video begins with Don Jr. thanking “superior patriots (who’re) sick of the bullshit”. Ivanka additionally referred to as them “patriots” in a tweet posted after violence broke out, however deleted it after backlash.

Don Jr. then urges his father’s supporters to “combat” earlier than panning the cellphone to point out Donald and Ivanka Trump speaking to senior White Home figures as a number of TV screens present information footage of their supporters marching on the Capitol.

Others within the video will be seen laughing and dancing as a pop music performs loudly within the background.

The video has been extensively shared on-line, with a number of individuals stating it appeared as if the Trumps and their entourage had an thought of the carnage that will unfold over the following few hours. There have been renewed requires Trump to step down and others demanding his household and he be “arrested now”.

“The Trumps threw an Rebellion Get together and even did a countdown to the invasion of the Capitol whereas taking part in ‘GLORIA’… reveals design and planning,” one consumer wrote.

Laura Brannigan, who sang the unique music, additionally tweeted, saying Trump (who has typically used common songs in his campaigns with out getting mandatory permission) had no proper to play the music.

Within the early hours of Thursday morning (India time) visuals rising from the Capitol resembled one thing from a coup d’état or terrorist assault.

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A mob, some in costumes and plenty of waving flags – American and the Accomplice – and sporting Trump’s signature pink marketing campaign caps, stormed into the constructing and made it into the Home and Congress chambers, the place lawmakers had been debating challenges to Biden’s victory.

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Supporters of Donald Trump forcibly entered the Capitol on Thursday (AFP)

At the very least 5 individuals, together with a police officer, died due to the violence and over 50 have been arrested. Authorities fired tear gasoline and fired weapons contained in the Capitol to disperse the rioters. 

After a number of hours of mayhem, Trump issued a brief video on Twitter telling individuals to “go dwelling.” However there was no indication of remorse, a lot much less condemnation of the violence.

President-elect Biden issued an announcement too, through which he accused the outgoing Republican chief of an “all-out assault on the establishments of our democracy”.

Since then calls have grown for Trump to be impeached (for the second time) or be eliminated below the twenty fifth Modification to the US Structure, which might see him declared unfit to remain in workplace.

Friday night Trump tweeted to say he wouldn’t be attending Biden’s inauguration.

With enter from AFP, Reuters

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