'Disgusting': Trump slammed for showing thumbs up to rally on Capitol riot anniversary

'Disgusting': Trump slammed for showing thumbs up to rally on Capitol riot anniversary
Former President Donald Trump was seen smiling on the anniversary of the Capitol riots (Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Former President Donald Trump has received a lot of flak online after a photo reportedly taken by a New York Post photographer showed him smiling and flashing a thumbs up on the first anniversary of the Capital riots. The ex-leader was captured as his vehicle crossed a roadside rally organized by his fans. Reportedly, as his motorcade stopped at a red light a few meters away from the 'Freedom Rally', he looked towards the shutterbug and posed happily.

Trump was reportedly returning to his luxurious Mar-a-Lago resort after spending the day at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, when he was snapped. The Republican, who is apparently planning a re-run against President Joe Biden in 2024, was seen donning a white golf shirt and a red hat featuring his campaign mantra “MAGA” on the one-year anniversary of the attacks on the Capitol building that saw five deaths.


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A view of the US Capitol on January 06, 2022 in Washington, DC (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

According to reports, the rally featured numerous anti-Biden slogans, like “Biden is not my President” as well as pro-Trump messages. Business Insider reporter Kimberly Leonard shared a photo from the rally and wrote: “There’s a ‘Freedom Rally’ happening down the road from Mar-a-Lago from 4-6 today.”


It has also been said that several members of the Democratic party, led by Biden, criticized Trump and his government on Thursday, January 6. They accused the 75-year-old of inciting violence last year when Congressmen gathered to certify the win of the current president. “For the first time in our history, a president had not just lost an election, he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob breached the Capitol. But they failed,” the Democratic leader said in a speech at the Capitol on Thursday, January 6.

President Joe Biden speaks to the media as he departs with Vice President Kamala Harris after they spoke at the US Capitol on January 6, 2022 in Washington, DC (Photo by Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images)

He added: “Patriots? Not in my view. You can’t love your country only when you win. You can’t obey the law only when it is convenient. You can’t be patriotic when you embrace and enable lies.” But the opposition party accused the Democrats of smearing their image and capitalizing on the January 6 incident. “This is their Christmas. They are going to take this and milk this for anything they can to be able to smear anyone who ever supported Donald Trump,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said.

US President Joe Biden gives remarks in Statuary Hall of the U.S Capitol on January 6, 2022 in Washington, DC (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump also issued a statement bashing Biden. He said: “To watch Biden speaking is very hurtful to many people. They’re the ones who tried to stop the peaceful transfer with a rigged election. America is a laughingstock stock [sic] of the world, and it’s all because of the real insurrection, which took place on November 3rd, but this is an election year and MAGA Republicans should get elected and work with me to fix this horror that Joe Biden and the Democrats have brought us. Never forget the crime of the 2020 Presidential Election. Never give up!”

But on Twitter, he received hate and not support. A critic referring to his latest grinning photo tweeted, “Better get used to looking through glass at people, and bars, too.” The second critic commented, “So gross.” “He's disgusting. I don't understand how so many people are blind to his actions. I hope @January6thCmte nail him and all who supported the insurrection and may they rot in jail,” a user added.

Donald Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)




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