Trump praised Jan. 6 participants as 'smart,' filmmaker says

Trump praised Jan. 6 participants as 'smart,' filmmaker says

Former president Donald Trump called those who participated in the demonstrations and Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, “smart” during a defiant interview last spring, according to a documentary filmmaker who was granted extensive access to Trump and his family and is now cooperating with the House committee investigating the insurrection. “A very small portion as you know went down to the Capitol, and then a very small portion of them went in. But I will tell you, they were angry from the standpoint of what happened in the election because they’re smart, and they see. And they saw what happened. I believe that that was a big part of what happened on Jan. 6,” he said to British filmmaker Alex Holder in a March interview, according to a film …
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