Trump glorifies Jan. 6 insurrectionists while proclaiming innocence to hush money scheme at Texas rally


Former President Donald Trump appeared to glorify the insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol in his name on Jan. 6, 2021 during a campaign rally in Texas on Saturday.

With a hand over his heart, Trump stood at attention when his rally opened with a song called “Justice for All” performed by a choir of people imprisoned for their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Some footage from the insurrection was shown on big screens displayed at the rally site as the choir sang the national anthem and a recording played of Trump reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

The extraordinary display opened Trump’s first rally of his 2024 Republican presidential campaign. He then launched into a speech brimming with resentments and framed the probes, including a New York grand jury investigation, as political attacks on him and his followers.