Former President Donald Trump received applause from his supporters after confirming his willingness to pardon “many” January 6 defendants if re-elected. In an interview with CNN’s Kaitlin Collins, Trump suggested that he would pardon a “large portion” of defendants charged in connection with the incident at the Capitol. However, he added that he could not pardon all of them as a couple of them “got out of control.”
Should ALL January 6th political prisoners be pardoned immediately?https://t.co/ugBjrdK0VY
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Trump pointed to ongoing riots by far-left groups such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter, stating that his supporters were being persecuted while those on the far-left were getting away with it. He continued that the nation is currently operating under a two-tiered justice system, indicating that his supporters were being treated unfairly. “They’ve persecuted these people,” the former president concluded.
Trump mentioned that his supporters charged in connection with the January 6 Capitol protests were “policemen, firemen, soldiers, carpenters, and electricians” and many were “great people.” He went on to say that they were “living in hell,” and many have already received lengthy prison sentences for simple trespassing.
Trump’s stance on the January 6 defendants received a round of applause and cheers from his supporters, who believe that they have been wrongfully blamed and criminalized due to political bias. With Trump hinting at a possible re-election campaign, his supporters are hopeful that justice will be served, and their lives will be restored.
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