Trump supporter wearing dead animal refuses to believe Jan 6 was violent — even after CNN showed him video
One of the 400 to 450 people who rallied in DC in support of those who stormed the Capitol on January 6th refused to believe that the Trump supporters who sought to overturn the election were violent.
CNN's Shimon Prokupecz interviewed a Trump supporter wearing an animal hat who was clearly misinformed about the events on January 6th.
"It's a public building. I mean people have been held all this time, I think the most severe charge that any of them have is trespassing," the man falsely claimed.
"But there are some who were charged with assaulting officers," Prokupecz noted.
"Those are lies," the fur-clad Trump supporter argued.
"So you don't believe the video?" Prokupecz asked.
The man claimed he had seen no such video. So CNN showed him video — and he still didn't believe it.
Prokupecz offered his analysis to CNN anchor Jim Acosta.
"It just seems, Jim, that it would take almost a miracle to convince some of the people who were here that this was a very serious situation. They all have downplayed it. In this instance, this video blaming the police for what happened and they should have gotten out of the way," he said.
"They're in a state of denial, is what it is," Acosta replied. "I mean that's just extraordinary to meet somebody who says show me the video and then you show them the video — and they're still not convinced. It just shows you how sinister this world of disinformation is that we're all living in right now."
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Saturday's rally in Washington, DC backing the Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6th in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election, which was won by Joe Biden.
Capitol Police estimated turnout was only 400 to 450 people.
CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reported live from the scene.
"Some were upset at the former president because they felt that he, by coming out and saying people shouldn't come or they felt he wasn't strong enough in support," he reported. "I did hear from some of those folks who took issue with it, but I didn't hear them changing their opinions or their support of the former president."
"And as much as i just want to make one other point, as much as the organizers said, well, this wasn't political, this wasn't about politics, it really was, in the end. Everywhere you went here, you hear, you see signs about the former president," he added.
Trump was scheduled to spend his day attending a golf tournament in New Jersey.
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According to a report from the Sun News, Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) took to Facebook late Friday to slam Republican Party officials in Horry County after they endorsed ivermectin -- an anti-parasitic drug -- for the treatment of Covid-19 symptoms.
The report notes that, at a Monday meeting in Myrtle Beach, officials from the Horry County Republican Party shared a video of member Tracy Diaz speaking with a nurse about possible Covid -19 preventative treatments that included the drug usually prescribed for animals except in special cases.
According to the Sun News, "During the interview, Diaz said her young son had contracted COVID-19 and that she believed her family's daily routine of nasal sprays and mouthwash gargles, plus taking ivermectin, helped prevent others in her family from getting sick.
"Doing that ... along with a prophylactic post-exposure dose of ivermectin on day one of my son's symptomatic infection and 48 hours later prevented me and my entire family ... from contracting COVID-19 from my son," Diaz reportedly said.
Hearing about the event, Rice responded on Facebook and lashed out at party members for being irresponsible.
"That the leaders of the Horry County Republican Party believe it is appropriate to advocate for medical treatment for any illness is simply insane. Especially in the middle of a plague, and in opposition to the guidance of the Center for Disease Control, the National Institute of Health, and 95% of the Physicians in the country. Folks, talk to your doctor if you want medical advice," he wrote.
"This is not about politics. I know too many people that have died from this disease. Every doctor I know says get vaccinated," he added.
You can see his Facebook post below:
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