The DNC will follow Trump with a January mobile billboard. 6 attacks during a visit to the Capitol

When Donald Trump travels to Washington on Thursday to meet with lawmakers near the Capitol, he will be greeted by video of a crowd of his supporters rioting there in January. 6, 2021.

The Democratic National Committee plans to launch a mobile billboard ahead of Trump’s visit, which will aim to track the former president as he travels between meetings with House and Senate Republicans.

The billboard will loop an 11-minute video montage of the riot and Trump’s speech before it. The video was released by the House committee that investigated the attack.

Four Republican senators who voted to convict Trump in his subsequent impeachment trial for inciting insurrection told NBC News they would not attend the meeting with Trump due to “conflicts.”

DNC spokesperson Alex Floyd said: “Donald Trump is at the Capitol for the first time since the American people saw him rally his supporters to storm the Capitol, launching a violent insurrection to overthrow our democracy. Since then, Trump has only doubled down on his dangerous record.”

In recent weeks, Trump has been bolder in his support for Jan. 6 rioters, including more than 1,000 already convicted in connection with the attack.

At a rally in Las Vegas on Saturday, Trump for the first time referred to those who participated in the riot as “warriors.”

“These J6 warriors, they were warriors, but they were really, more than anything else, victims of what happened. “All they were doing was protesting a rigged election,” Trump said, continuing to claim without evidence that the 2020 election was tainted by fraud.

In the years since the attack, he has called those accused of participating in the riot “hostages” and “patriots,” and said he would “absolutely” consider pardoning the people. found guilty. Trump released and sold a song made in collaboration with imprisoned rioters, “Justice for All,” which he still plays regularly at his rallies.

President Joe Biden’s campaign blamed Trump for the Jan. 1 move. 6 attacks “a cornerstone of his campaign,” suggesting that it reflects a “penchant for political violence and antidemocratic principles.”

The Biden campaign has begun using police officers present during the attack as surrogates as it seeks to keep Trump’s alleged role in inciting the attack at the forefront of voters’ minds.

Last month, former U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, former Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn and Washington police officer Daniel “Danny” Hodges began campaigning in six battleground states on Biden’s behalf, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

“Donald Trump poses the greatest threat to our democracy and the safety of communities across the country today,” Dunn said in Pittsburgh last week. “He encouraged and continues to encourage political violence. He is happy about it. He defends it. My fellow officers and I experienced this type of violence from a mob of MAGA extremists on January 1st. 6.”

In addition to a video montage of the attack, the DNC plans to feature a new ad focusing on Trump’s controversial comments on the matter and his recent conviction for business fraud in New York. This ad will follow Trump as he participates in a private meeting with members of the Business Roundtable, a powerful business lobbying group in Washington.

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