WATCH: VICE Splices Together Videos of Donald Trump’s Capitol Insurrection
HBO’s investigative arm, VICE, pieced together various videos of the January 6th insurrection at the United States Capitol to give the public a comprehensive glimpse of what really went down in Washington, DC on that chaotic winter day.
Recall that then-President Donald Trump unambiguously instructed his devout followers to descend upon the nation’s capital to disrupt the congressional certification of the 2020 presidential election, which for months he had claimed was fraudulent and rigged against him and white Americans.
“Media will not show the magnitude of this crowd. We have hundreds of thousands of people here, and I just want them to be recognized by the fake news media. Turn your cameras, please, and show what’s really happening out here, because these people are not going to take it any longer. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Trump said at the White House Ellipse during a “Stop the Steal” rally shortly before the attack that left five people dead and our constitutional republic teetering on the brink of collapse.
“All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened radical-left Democrats, which is what they’re doing,” Trump added. “We will not take it anymore, and that’s what this is all about. And to use a favorite term that all of you people really came up with: We will stop the steal.”
The 45-minute-long supercut was released on Wednesday on YouTube.
Watch below via VICE: