In Trump’s Jan. 6 Recast, Attackers Become Martyrs, Heroes
A cocktail of propaganda, conspiracy theory and disinformation is fueling delusion over the agonies of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A cocktail of propaganda, conspiracy theory and disinformation — of the kind intoxicating to the masses in the darkest turns of history — is fueling delusion over the agonies of Jan. 6. Hate is “love.” Violence is “peace.” The pro-Donald Trump attackers are patriots. Months after the then-president’s supporters stormed the Capitol that winter day, Trump and his acolytes are taking this revisionism to a new and dangerous place — one of…