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‘Delighting in causing complete chaos’ – What’s behind Trump supporters’ brazen storming of the Capitol.6 min read
Trump has claimed for weeks the election is stolen. Having fired up his supporters in this way, it became much harder to control mob behaviour.
Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6, disrupting Congress’s certification of Joe Biden as president-elect. Coup experts explain this violent insurrection wasn’t technically a coup.
As Donald Trump continued to stoke his base with false allegations of a ‘rigged’ election, violence at the U.S. Capitol shows America has devolved into a fragile state.