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If elected again, Trump would give those who rioted in the Capitol 'full pardons with an apology'

Donald Trump said that if he were elected to a second term as president in 2024, he would pardon and apologize to the hundreds of people who were found guilty in connection with the riots at the Capitol on January 6.

The former president said these things to a conservative radio host on Thursday morning. He is thinking about running for the White House for a third time in a row while the federal government is looking into both his role in the riots and the fact that classified documents were taken from his Florida home.

He told Wendy Bell, "I mean full pardons and apologies to many."

"I met with some of the more than 800 people who have been charged in the violent breach, and I'm giving them money because they're great," he said.

"They were in my office two days ago, in fact. It's on my mind a lot. What they've done to them is a shame. It's awful what they've done to these people.

"And mostly, they're firemen, policemen, and people in the military," Trump said of the suspects who tried to stop Congress from certifying President Biden's election victory despite his false claims of election fraud.

The Republican had harsh words for the federal prosecutors who had sentenced almost 250 criminals in connection with the siege that killed five people, including a Capitol Police officer.

On Thursday, a judge gave former NYPD Officer Thomas Webster the longest prison sentence yet for the case. He will spend ten years in jail because he was caught on camera hitting another cop with a flagpole.

Thomas Webster attacking a police officer.
Thomas Webster was convicted on six counts, including attacking a police officer with a weapon, and sentenced to ten years in prison.
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Conway says she was in her fourth month of leaving the White House when she heard about the capital rally that had gone wrong.
Trump is seen speaking to supporters in the hours before the breach of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

“You know this radical left system, these people are sick. There’s something wrong with them. Nobody’s ever seen anything like it. They’re sick. And they’re cold,” he said of federal prosecutors.

“They’re the most coldhearted people, they don’t care about families, they don’t care about anything,” Trump continued.

The remarks by Trump, 76, came hours before Biden, 79, was expected to double down on his recent pointed attacks of rapid supporters of his predecessor.

“The MAGA Republicans … refuse to accept the will of the people, they embrace political violence,” Biden said last week while stumping for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections.


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