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Trump Insists to Fox News That Deadly Capitol Riots Were ‘Zero Threat’

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Former President Donald Trump declared in all seriousness on Thursday night that there was “zero threat” during the deadly Jan. 6 insurrectionist riot at the U.S. Capitol, bizarrely asserting that the rioters had “great relationships” and were “kissing the police” throughout the siege.

Calling into pro-Trump Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show to ostensibly react to President Joe Biden’s first press conference, the ex-president instead spent much of his time fixated on his own personal grievances, such as peddling the Big Lie that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him.

At one point in the interview, however, Ingraham asked Trump about the Department of Homeland Security cracking down on domestic violent extremism and whether he was concerned that the “DHS is going after people who may be your supporters.”

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