Former President Donald Trump is conjuring up new conspiracy theories about his January 6th insurrection at the United States Capitol that strain sanity. In an interview with Fox News propagandist Maria Bartiromo on Sunday’s edition of Sunday Morning Futures, Trump claimed that there was “love in the air” during the deadly siege and that rioter Ashli Babbitt may have been killed by someone on the security detail of a high-ranking Democratic lawmaker. This is in spite of the officer who shot Babbitt having been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Department of Justice.
“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,” Trump said of the angry mob he sent to stop the certification of the 2020 election and assassinate members of Congress.
Trump then turned the conversation to Babbitt, whom he is desperately trying to paint as a martyr.
“Why are they keeping that secret? Who is the person that shot an innocent, wonderful, incredible woman? A military woman right in the head, and there is no repercussions. If that were on the other side, it would be the biggest story in this country. Who shot Ashli Babbitt? People want to know, and why,” said Trump.
After agreeing that Babbitt was a “wonderful woman,” Bartiromo lit the gaslight match.
“Do you have any information [because] there is speculation that this was a security detail in a leading member of Congress’ security detail, a Democrat. What can you tell us in terms of who shot Ashli Babbitt? What do you know, Mr. President?” she asked.
“I’ve heard that,” Trump replied. “I will tell you they know who shot Ashli Babbitt. They’re protecting that person. I’ve heard also it was the head of security for a certain high official, a Democrat, and we’ll see, it’s gonna come out.”
Their primary suspect is Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), whom Bartiromo accused of dodging her calls.
“I want you to know that my team reached out to Senator Chuck Schumer’s office to check on what he may know about who shot Ashli Babbitt. We have not heard back from Chuck Schumer’s office…” Bartiromo said.
“I wonder why,” Trump quipped.
Neither Trump nor Bartiromo offered any evidence to support their inflammatory allegations.
Still, Bartiromo is sticking with whatever BS Trump feeds her.
“Keep trashing me. I’ll keep telling the truth,” she declared.
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