The violent and divisive rhetoric of President Donald Trump and his allies ahead of the US Capitol riot is laid bare in a chilling supercut released by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Wednesday.
Trump, members of his family, White House officials, Fox News personalities, congressional Republicans and others promote baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and demand retribution in the montage.
“We need to fight back,” urges prominent senator Lindsey Graham in the clip.
Fox News prime time host Tucker Carlson tells his millions of viewers that the election was rigged, representative Madison Cawthorn urges conservatives to “lightly threaten” lawmakers and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany calls on Republicans to “grow a backbone and fight.”
In clips recorded at a rally before the riot, Trump’s sons Eric and Donald Jr. whip up anger among the crowd, and the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani encourages “trial by combat.”
The video concludes with Trump demanding at his rally that supporters “fight like hell.”
Trump was impeached for a second time on Wednesday on a charge of incitement to insurrection.