Trump’s Speech on January 6, Annotated

Diane Ravitch's blog

During the debate about impeachment, Trump’s defenders said the speech he gave to a rally on January 6 never encouraged violence and that his words were protected by the First Amendment. The event began at 11 a.m. and was called the “SAVE AMERICA MARCH.” Did he incite violence? Was he responsible for the mob that vandalized the Capitol? Read the speech and reach your own conclusion.

This is the verbatim speech that Trump delivered before a large crowd that morning, annotated by Aaron Blake of the Washington Post. If you read the speech, you will see that he recites numerous instances of voter fraud but never admits that his campaign lost 60 or more cases in state and federal courts because they were unable to supply evidence of voter fraud. Not even the judges he appointed agreed with his claims of voter fraud, nor did Attorney General Bill Barr…

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