Watch: MSNBC produces stunning video exposing Trump's 'bonkers' lies about the Capitol riot
Fox News' Maria Bartiromo has been drawing a great deal of criticism for her Sunday, July 11 interview with former President Donald Trump, who described the January 6 insurrection as a "lovefest" comprised of "peaceful people." Bartiromo is being slammed as reckless and irresponsible for encouraging Trump to promote such nonsense on her show. But one cable news pundit who clearly isn't promoting that description of the January 6 attack is MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan, who aired graphic video showing that the Capitol insurrection was hardly a "lovefest."
An incredulous Hasan, on his Sunday-night show, tore Trump's comments to pieces, telling viewers, "Lovefest? I'm sorry, that's bonkers!"
Hasan then aired graphic January 6 images showing just how violent the assault on the U.S. Capitol Building was, while Trump is heard saying — on Bartiromo's show — "There was such love at that rally. And they were peaceful people. These were great people. The crowd was unbelievable, and I mentioned the word 'love.' The love in the air — I've never seen anything like it."
If you only watch 1 thing tonight, please watch this rather chilling video that my producer, the great & powerful Ivy Green made, putting Trump's lying pro-terror words on Fox over images of the actual violence from January 6th.\n#mustwatch @MehdiHasanShowpic.twitter.com/JGkI6K1Ox8— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan) 1626135705
While images of the Capitol rioters attacking police officers aired on Hasan's show, Trump could be heard telling Bartiromo, "And frankly, the doors were open, but there was also a lovefest between the police — the Capitol Police — and the people that walked down to the Capitol. People who walked with no guns, with no nothing. And they're tremendous — in many cases, tremendous people."
The "tremendous people" Trump referred to on Bartiromo's show could be heard chanting, "Hang Mike Pence, hang Mike Pence." On January 6, some of the insurrectionists set up a hangman's gallows outside the U.S. Capitol Building, showing their intention to lynch the former vice president if they got ahold of him."
Here are some Twitter responses to Hasan's takedown of Trump's interview with Bartiromo:
The people who need to see this never will. There's not a lot of hope for the USA when the dominant cable news channel is dedicated to lies and revisionism about the last election and a recent insurrection.— Ken "Vaxxed" Cox \ud83c\udde8\ud83c\udde6 (@Ken "Vaxxed" Cox \ud83c\udde8\ud83c\udde6) 1626137696
Hearing the interviewer say \u201cyep\u201d as if every lie was completely plausible makes me nuts.— Elizabeth Chupik (@Elizabeth Chupik) 1626138120
TERRORIST , IT WAS TERRORIST ATTACK - yes I was yelling !\nThe sooner they are label as that the sooner we will fix this attack and the others arming themselves !!!— Alida#LetsBeatCovid \ud83d\ude37\ud83c\udd98 (@Alida#LetsBeatCovid \ud83d\ude37\ud83c\udd98) 1626139109
Violence Warning.\nHere\u2019s an unedited two minute video of the exchange between Trump supporters and Capitol/MetroDC Police. This takes place at the west terrace tunnel entrance of US Capitol ~ 4:25pm (1/6/21).pic.twitter.com/MxHa0umiU3— Paul Morrison (@Paul Morrison) 1626139514
I wish they'd get their damn stories straight. 1st it was Antifa. Then it was just a tourist visit. Then it was the FBI posing as protesters. And now it was a love fest????— Reggie Stein (@Reggie Stein) 1626142432
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