De Blasio: Trump 'Gave the Order' to Attack the Capitol
New York's Democrat mayor shares propaganda video to blame Trump for Capitol riot
New York City's Democrat mayor, Bill de Blasio, has alleged that President Donald Trump "gave the order" to rioters to attack the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
To support his allegation, failed Democratic presidential candidate de Blasio shared a deceptively edited propaganda video on Twitter that consisted of a cherry-picked, out-of-context montage of Trump's speech from the day.
The clip was the same montage played by the House impeachment managers in the Senate on Tuesday that sought to smear and blame the 45th POTUS for the violence.
“‘We will stop the steal.’ ‘We’re gonna walk down to the Capitol.’ ‘We fight like hell. And if you don’t fight like hell, we’re not gonna have a country anymore,'” de Blasio said, selectively quoting Trump.
The mayor then concluded that Trump “gave the order.”
“He unleashed his mob on the U.S. Capitol," de Blasio alleged.
"Convict him NOW,” the Democrat mayor declared.
“We will stop the steal."— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) February 9, 2021
"We're gonna walk down to the Capitol."
"We fight like hell. And if you don't fight like hell, we're not gonna have a country anymore."
Donald Trump gave the order. He unleashed his mob on the U.S. Capitol. Convict him NOW.pic.twitter.com/aISyyRuN2b
The New York mayor’s remark coincided with the first day of the Senate impeachment trial.
During the trial, lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who objected to the certification of the 2016 election results and vowed to impeach the former president before Trump formally took office, played a montage featuring footage from the January 6 events.
“What will the January exception mean to future generations if you grant it? I’ll show you,” he said before the clip played before senators.
Notably, de Blasio failed to quote Trump, who emphasized the importance of a peaceful and patriotic protest ahead of the events that unfurled at the U.S. Capitol later in the day:
Convenient that they left this out of the opening video montage at the sham impeachment trial.— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) February 9, 2021
“Patriotically and peacefully...”pic.twitter.com/rUoblpZXwS
Tuesday’s trial focused specifically on the constitutionality of the proceedings.
As expected, senators voted to proceed:
6 Senate Republicans voted with 50 Democrats to proceed with the impeachment trial against former President Trump:— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) February 9, 2021
• Sen. Cassidy
• Sen. Collins
• Sen. Murkowski
• Sen. Romney
• Sen. Sasse
• Sen. Toomey
Arguments are slated to begin Wednesday at noon.