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Did Ivanka Trump Call a Capitol-Storming Mob 'Patriots'?

Trump's eldest daughter and White House adviser called violent rioters at the Capitol "patriots."

Published Jan 6, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: A protester screams "Freedom" inside the Senate chamber after the U.S. Capitol was breached by a mob during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building during demonstrations in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
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U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump called a violent mob storming the Capitol "patriots."

On Jan. 6, 2021, Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to outgoing U.S. President Trump, posted a tweet referring to a violent mob storming the Capitol as "American Patriots." She deleted the tweet, but not before it was captured by the Internet Archive:

Ivanka Trump deleted the tweet after being confronted for clarification by CNN reporter Kate Bennett, who asked, "you're saying these people are 'patriots' ??" She responded to Bennett, stating, "No. Peaceful protest is patriotic. Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms."

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more

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