CNN’s Acosta: Trump Inviting Base into ‘Cult-Like Alternate Reality' of Lies
'Many people told me that was a loving crowd,' Trump said
Anti-Trump CNN anchor Jim Acosta said Donald Trump's claim, that the crowd at the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was "loving," was “delusional.”
Trump discussed the events that took place on January 6 during an interview for the book “I Alone Can Fix It."
“There was a lot of love. I’ve heard that from everybody."
"Many people told me that was a loving crowd.”
Compared to the violent riots across the nations from far-left groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa, many voters believe that Jan 6 should not be investigated.
Neon Nettle reported that a poll via NewsMax revealed the majority of voters believe an investigation of the Antifa and BLM rioters would be more suitable than one of January 6.
“I cannot get over how delusional this sounds."
"I mean, the lies. It’s just nuts. But does it sound like the former president is emboldened to spin even more outrageous lies about January 6th as time passes on the deadly attack?" [RELATED] CNN's Acosta: Trump Supporters' 'Hostility' Makes Members of Media 'Feel Endangered'
"We see this video day after day. It sounds delusional to listen to what he is saying.”
CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter added:
“Yeah, emboldened is the word. That is why this is relevant."
"We’ve seeing him over time dig in further and further. Lies on this level are like a power trip," he said.
"Hey are a challenge to the audience. Lies on this level, delusions on this level, you know, you’re daring people not to believe their eyes and own ears."
"You are daring people to deny what they know to be true. When you challenge someone, when they go along with it, and they buy into your lies, you have power over them."
"It’s a propaganda technique that we’re seeing Trump employ in this situation," he said.
"The more time goes on, the less these videos are seen on Fox, and the less are seen on Newsmax, and the memories do fade in right-wing media, and they fade in the rest of the country."
"But the memories are fading within the MAGA base, and so he’s able, I think, to exert more power by becoming more emboldened with the lies, Jim.”