As President Trump’s hordes of MAGA overtook the US Capitol last Wednesday, with photos of a familiar face in the rebel mob beginning to appear on social media: Daily show correspondent Jordan Clapper. When I immediately contacted him to see what terrain he had prepared for the audience, the comedian simply replied, “Wild.”
The segment that has since been published only online The daily show still paused this week, it’s really even more scandalous than the last one Klepper shot on the so-called “Million MAGA March” just two weeks after last November̵
“Last week we saw one of the darkest days in American history,” Clapper said at the top of the video. “For better or worse, I was there.” At a Trump rally prior to the act of domestic terrorism, he asked those present if they would accept Joe Biden as their president on Jan. 20. When a couple told them they “did not agree” to be ruled by “illegal, fraudulent elections,” he replied, “But you have chosen a man who is also less interested in consent.”
Things get more aggressive as Clapper follows the crowd to the Capitol. “The only thing you couldn’t help but notice was how many people looked like they were preparing for battle,” he said. “From tactical vests to villas, this rally felt charged.”
“You can tell these people that they really love America by the number of weapons they brought to hurt other Americans,” Clapper said. “It was a powder keg. All it took was someone to light the fuse, like these human lamps, “he added, citing videos of Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump Jr. and the president himself, in effect ordering their supporters to betray.
“Is this the last position ?!” asks a man heading for the building in a Segway scooter.
Klepper’s previous reports from Trump’s rallies over the past year have been constantly hilarious, but you can feel the jokes fade as he takes on the seriousness of what’s to come. Above footage from the ensuing violent clashes, he said: “They attacked our democracy, our police and even our operator.”
“Trump’s fake tough guys are literally throwing themselves on the ground to save their victims,” he said, noting that “in the end, the crowd did not stop our democracy,” as Congress completed the certification of the Electoral College vote. late tonight.
“This rebellion failed,” Klepper concluded. “Like my dry January.”
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