The former president of the United States Donald Trump had on Saturday said he will give “pardons” to his supporters.
Trump hopes to give pardon to those of his supporters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 last year.
To him, this can only be possible when he runs (as he hopes to) and wins the office of the most senior citizen (president) of the United States in 2024.
The former president Donald Trump made this declaration on Saturday night during the Save America rally in Texas.
It was at this event that he took shots at several Democrats and teased a 2024 presidential candidacy.
This comment by Donald Trump was made in the presence of thousands of supporters.
Those who graced the rally included the governor of Texas Greg Abbott and Texas attorney general, Ken Paxton.
The event took place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Conroe, Texas.
In the presence of thousands of people who graced the rally, Donal Trump made it clear that he would be running for the office of the president by 2024.
“Another thing we’ll do, and so many people have been asking me about it, if I run and if I win, we will treat those people from Jan. 6 fairly,” Trump said, eliciting applause. “We will treat them fairly. And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons. Because they are being treated so unfairly.”
“This hasn’t happened to all of the other atrocities that took place recently,” Trump continued, appearing to talk about crime across the United States. “Nothing like this has happened. What that ‘unselect committee’ is doing and what the people are doing who are running those prisons is a disgrace. It’s a disgrace. We will treat them fairly.”
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A few months ago, US lawmakers were forced to leave the US Capitol.
They temporarily suspended the certification of the Electoral College results. This was because rioters overwhelmed the area and occupied it for many hours.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia charged more than 700 people across the country for their alleged participation in the riot.
This also includes at least 81 current or former service members, CBS News reported.
About 275 Capitol riot defendants have been charged with a felony offense of attempting to “corruptly obstruct, influence, or impede” the Electoral College certification and more than 530 defendants have yet to stand trial.
Also, the former president accused President Biden of preparing to send troops over to Europe to help defend Ukraine against a potential attack from Russia. Trump insisted that the U.S. border should be a top priority.
“Everyone in Washington is obsessed over how to protect Ukraine’s border—but the most important border in the world is not Ukraine’s border, it’s America’s Border but let people come in and we have no idea who they are,” Trump said. “The first duty of the American president is to defend the American border.”
“Before Joe Biden sends any troops to defend a border in Eastern Europe he should be sending troops to defend our border right here in Texas,” he continued.