Former President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., celebrated the third anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots on Saturday.
“Happy Fake Insurrection Day!!!” Donald Trump Jr. posted to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.” “The first ever insurrection with armed tour guides and unarmed participants! I do hope that it was the start of something real though, where people realize that their government is not what they thought it to be unite to take back their country!!”
President Biden gave a campaign speech on Friday, the day before the anniversary, in which he highlighted the Jan. 6 attack in an attempt to cement a point about the former president and other Republicans espousing a kind of extremism that was seen by the world on that day.
“Democracy is on the ballot. Your freedom is on the ballot,” Biden said in the speech, delivered near Valley Forge, Pa.
On Friday, ex-D.C. police officer Michael Fanone, who was attacked in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, said that Biden needs to fight harder for democracy.
“I think it’s an all-hands-on-deck effort to make sure that Donald Trump doesn’t assume the presidency in 2024,” Fanone said on MSNBC. “We all know what that’s gonna look like, he’s told us as much.”
“But I also — yeah, I’ve gotta point out some of the disappointments that I’ve had over the past three years,” Fanone continued. “And that’s, where’s the outrage on behalf of the current administration? You know, I give credit, Joe Biden has given some fiery speeches with regards to MAGA and its effort to overturn a free and fair election. But that’s something that this country needs to hear every single day, specifically younger people, young voters.”
Earlier last year, a California man named Daniel Rodriguez pleaded guilty to assaulting Fanone during the Jan. 6 riots. He tased the ex-D.C. police officer twice in the back of his neck. Fanone experienced a minor heart attack and brain injury during the attack.
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