One of the tactics of dictators and would-be dictators is to call things and people the exact opposite of what they actually are. Former president Donald Trump has mastered that tactic. The mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was motivated by and filled with hate, something the numerous videos of that event clearly show.
Former president Trump says he saw a beautiful scene of love there. The mob that day attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop the Congress from completing a task the U.S. Constitution assigns to them to record and certify the electoral votes of the fifty states. They were nothing short of insurrectionists attempting to circumvent the U.S. Constitution and render it moot.
Trump calls them patriots. It is an old trick by fascist dictators, and Trump wields it well. He is nothing short of an American fascist. We simply must protect American democracy from Trump and his insurrectionist followers.
Rev. Dr. Thomas C. Sorenson