Today, Politico reported that “several MAGA personalities and Trump world figures with ties to the Jan. 6 rally were fixtures at the launch of his 2024 campaign at his private Palm Beach club.”
According to the report, Trump’s campaign launch welcomed at least six Mar-a-Lago guests who were in Washington the day of the insurrection — some of them having marched on the Capitol and posted pictures of their involvement on social media.
Politico found in interviews and social media posts that “several of those who attended both the Jan. 6 events and Trump’s White House announcement continued to spread conspiracy theories.” One of the attendees insisted that the Capitol storming was an inside job by Trump enemies.
Politico: Trump’s Jan. 6 Supporters Feted at His Mar-a-Lago Campaign Launch
By Christopher Cadelago and Daniel Lippman | November 22, 2022
“When Donald Trump plunged into the 2024 presidential race last week at his Mar-a-Lago club, he was surrounded by sidekicks, superfans and self-described sycophants. Among them was another subset of Trump world figures who look poised to help form the coalition behind his third presidential bid: those sympathetic to or even a part of the riot on the Capitol on January 6.”
“A POLITICO review of social media posts of the Mar-a-Lago guests, as well as encounters at the venue, revealed at least six who were in Washington the day of Trump’s speech and the insurrection. Some of them marched on the Capitol and then posted pictures and videos of themselves on social media in the hours and days after.”
“In interviews and social media posts, several of those who attended both the Jan. 6 events and Trump’s White House announcement continued to spread conspiracy theories. They believe the 2020 election may have been stolen. At least one insists that the storming of the Capitol was an inside job by Trump’s enemies designed to pin blame on him and his MAGA movement.”
“Others at Mar-a-Lago last week — and on the Washington Mall on Jan. 6 — felt similarly that Trump was a victim of a rogue Justice Department and an inherently corrupt election system. They include Debbie Ferro-Murphy, who posed for pictures on Instagram from Trump’s announcement wearing an American flag scarf and lapel pin. Ferro-Murphy, who didn’t respond to interview requests, has argued in posts on social media that Jan. 6 was a ‘‘Fedsurrection,’ and not an insurrection.’”
Read the full report here.
Published: Nov 22, 2022