Trump and His Lackeys Knew

President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd on January 6th, 2021. He stands behind a podium, with an American flag flying behind him.
Donald Trump on January 6, 2021.

They knew as early as 10 am that knives, guns, and spears were present in the crowd gathered for his speech on January 6. Despite this, while safe in their offices and bowing to Trump’s petulance, the National Guard was not deployed. A feeble response delayed.

The insurrection was met with their inaction.



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André Alyeska

André Alyeska

Editor of Animated Man and founder of February 5. Writes on Politics, Social Issues, Mental Health, and Mindfulness with the goal to fix this mess we’re in.