Trump Sparks Outrage After Calling Jan 6th Prisoners What?

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Saturday, during a campaign stop in Clinton, Iowa, former President Donald Trump demanded that the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol rioters be released from prison. He had also referred to those convicted of crimes relating to the attack as “hostages.”

There are over 1,200 people who have been charged over their involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, with 900 of them having either been convicted or pleaded guilty.

During the rally, Trump argued that his supporters had “suffered enough” and that he referred to them as hostages, while other people were referring to them as prisoners. He proceeded to add that he had been indicted over having challenged the fraudulent election, though there has been no evidence to support his claims.

Trump’s rally stops in Iowa are parts of his campaigning efforts ahead of the state’s primary on Jan. 15. Throughout the race, Trump has continued to be the frontrunner of the Republican primary race, leading by double digits against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

This week, Trump is set to continue his campaigning efforts as he is set to attend a couple of faith events in the state on Monday. Apart from Trump both Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and former State Gov. Mike Huckabee are going to be in attendance at the afternoon and evening events.

Trump’s comments on Saturday came right at the mark of the third anniversary of the Capitol riot. Investigations into those involved in the Capitol attack continue by the FBI.

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