'Unfortunate Event': Trump Defends MAGA Rioters Amid Insurrection Probe

'Unfortunate Event': Trump Defends MAGA Rioters Amid Insurrection Probe

Six months after the MAGA insurrection at the Capitol, it’s been revealed that the FBI infiltrated a militia group that discussed a Virginia secession movement and scouting the Capitol. At the same time, Republicans continue to shield Donald Trump and push his “big lie.” Dr. Jason Johnson is joined by Mother Jones’s David Corn to discuss how Democrats can fight back with the facts and the state of the GOP. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com).
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  1. Scotch Barrel on July 17, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Unbelievable, American politics is an absolute joke with decisions like this. Your going to include the group that is most likely responsible for Jan 6th, and expect justice, in the same way they delivered justice in two of the last impeachments… Makes all the sense in the world, if you’re an American, i guess 😬

  2. SpicyHotPot on July 17, 2021 at 2:05 am

    The only "unfortunate event" is that the Dumpster and the Trumpsurrectionists are not in jail after what happened January 6th

  3. decusq on July 17, 2021 at 2:05 am

    The reason why Republicans want certain members on that committee is because someone had government information about Panic buttons in certain Democrat’s offices… would look really bad if it was a Republican who leaked the information on where to find those panic buttons and disable them BEFORE the insurrection took place.

  4. Shannon Sommers on July 17, 2021 at 2:06 am

    A attack on America like the 6th at capital they should have sprayed all the intruders with shells. What about the police officer that got killed. Trump has to be the dumbest person in the world that I never met. Make an example to show this is not acceptable and maybe it won’t happen again.

  5. Evelyn Burley on July 17, 2021 at 2:08 am

    tRump should never have another 🎙 or ever be on social media let alone his cronies or any of his crazy family..

  6. Shane Maybury on July 17, 2021 at 2:10 am

    The trump presidency was a series of unfortunate events

  7. Willert Morris on July 17, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Jim Jordan…Fire Marshall Bill!!!

  8. Losaiko Save the Earth!!! on July 17, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Trump is the one who incited a riot and then relished the results.

  9. Richard Hohn on July 17, 2021 at 2:16 am

    If cops were aloud to actually do their jobs, this would’ve never happened.
    Those people should’ve been shot immediately when they started attacking.

  10. Don Jaun on July 17, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Trump needs to be treated unfairly in prison too!!#

  11. Radical Sim on July 17, 2021 at 2:18 am

    In 1780 something there would have been mass executions for these traitors.

  12. Debra Johnson on July 17, 2021 at 2:23 am

    David corn is right !!this has to be confronted and brung out in the open regardless!! Never in history have we ever had an American president that wanted to destroy his own government. And it’s democracy!!!!

  13. Andrew T on July 17, 2021 at 2:25 am

    The Russiagate, “Assad has chemical weapons,” and “let’s hire George Bush’s personal Iraq War apologist propagandist” channel has no credibility. You guys are a sham news outlet designed solely to manufacture consent for the war machine and the bureaucracy. Everyone of you should be ashamed. You are not leftists, you are fascists in woke clothing.

  14. Debra Johnson on July 17, 2021 at 2:27 am

    He’s mimicking putins words here!!! This man needs to be charged with treason that’s what he did for putin this is the only way to stop to this because that’s what donald Trump did and that’s why all this is still happening in this country you cannot keep concealing the connections between this foreign president and this American x-president !!!!!

  15. Donna ROMBERGER on July 17, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Trump’s to blame for the death not the officers

  16. Frenchblue8 on July 17, 2021 at 2:29 am

    I agree with the guest. I think the Democrats actually still hold ideals and they do believe in fairness and just like when Joe Biden says bipartisan government is so important to him, this may be old school thinking that may not apply in the here and now, but it’s good solid thinking and it’s the thinking America is based upon. Fairness, working together for good for the American people. There really is nothing more important, and it’s the Republicans who are wrong doing what they’re doing, not the Democrats. I know I know, the squeaky wheel and all of that but just because they’re loud doesn’t mean they should be catered to. Yes, they need to be stopped, but not letting go of our ideals at the same time. There are clearly demonstrated ways that history has shown us we can stand strong against wrong, and never sacrifice the good we are. Like the old saying goes, if we do that, we’d be no better than they are.

  17. w s on July 17, 2021 at 2:30 am

    I’m so glad its finally coming out that the fact that it was nowhere near a insurrection. Most of them wouldn’t even had gone inside if it wasn’t for the cops encouraging and opening up the doors.

  18. Johnny Walk on July 17, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Ha…meanwhile BLM and Antifa DESTROYED….cities, injures police and burned buildings. Eh, no prob. I wonder why there is a place like MSNBC? So easily seen is BIAS. Blah, blah, and more blah. Open your minds and see there is another place. If the left is so secure in their belief, share it!! Nope…they won’t. Call in to a conservative radio show and blow us away. Nope. They cannot, cuz THEY HAVE NADA. Ha!!

  19. John Yost on July 17, 2021 at 2:30 am

    "Unfortunate Event" otherwise known as Election Day 2016

  20. Tangotails on July 17, 2021 at 2:32 am

    How can this criminal of an ex-president ever be given national security briefs with behavior like this which is a security risk in itself?

  21. Senna458 on July 17, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Trump’s entire presidency was an unfortunate event.

  22. D B on July 17, 2021 at 2:33 am

    To Jayson Gnos: Be kept off Social Media? Why? …Because he tells the Truth?? I guess you Fascist Swamp Supporters can’t handle the Truth. Moreover, President Trump was not condoning the Capitol Hill Protestors; President Trump was comparing the Extremely High Levels of Deaths, Damage and Violence of BLM terrorists with the Low Levels of Damage and Violence of the Capitol Hill Protestors.

    Did you notice how I left out "Death" for the Capitol Hill Protestors. Yes, there was a death, but it was Ashli Babbitt, one of the protesters, that was murdered; just shot to death while not being armed and posing no threat of imminent death or great bodily harm to anybody. Moreover, unlike BLM and Antifa terrorists, no Trump Supporters murdered anyone there.

    Oh, and by the way, False Flag Actors posing as Trump Supporters, put into place by Statists and The Fascist Swamp, are the ones who incited even some Trump Supporters into the commotion.

    You and Your Fascist Supporting Ilk Need to STOP Listening to the Lying Heads on the Boob-Tube and START LISTENING TO THE RADIO!

  23. ocsrc on July 17, 2021 at 2:34 am

    We need Martial Law and the arrest of the REPUBLICANS in the Senate and house who helped them
    We need Trump arrested and charged with TREASON

  24. superkunk2 on July 17, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Republicans use to win with ideas. People won’t vote for bologna or cheaters. Trump Lost Fair And Square. He now is attacking OUR country to gain control. He should be rounded up as a War Criminal By OUR Armed Force’s who are sworn to defended OUR Constitution from ALL Enemies Foreign and Domestic.

  25. TS Ananthanarayanan on July 17, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Wouldn’t the forner President Trump never shut up. Hasn’t he done enough damage for a generation?

  26. Christopher AAnensen on July 17, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Do anyone even know what the stand of Antifa and BLM is? because if you actually support the opposite of them, you actually support fascism and racism. So do you??

  27. Dan on July 17, 2021 at 2:38 am

    FEAR NOT——————————WHITE LIBS!

  28. Stylz G Dynamite on July 17, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Literally beating an Officer , right on camera, and some of you have NO problem with that? Your nose is that far up Trumps rump that you wont beleive your own eyes….. wow

  29. Earl of Mar on July 17, 2021 at 2:39 am

    The country is in free fall b/c Joe & the Democommies are handing out money and printing it on toilet paper. That’s how much it will be worth. Joe stopped the Keystone pipeline and fracking. But gives Putin, a free pass to complete Norad 2. In the mean time, everything is going thru the roof cost wise. Meat has doubled. It you need parts you can’t get them to repair a car or a pump. Need a Microwave, it’s months from delv. Then, he’s letting drugs & gangs come across the Southern Border. They built HUGE TENTS, in Chihuahua, TX to house these kids, and 90% of them are sick. They, got all kinds of disease, lice, and COVID. Joe just put them on a plane. Sends them all over the country at the Tax Payers expense. But he won’t let ANY Reporters to see what’s going on. That’s why ole Kamalho went to El Paso, and stood in front on Airforce 2. What a tragic end to the United States of America.

  30. Jewish Democratic Eagle on July 17, 2021 at 2:42 am

    The neo-fascists complain about being treated like terrorists. That’s because they are. This insurrection was a deliberate act of violence to overthrow the US government by force. No more excuses!

  31. Nick Brown on July 17, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Of course it took it this long to be released! They had to edit the videos numerous times to fit their agenda!

  32. Brian B. on July 17, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Just another tourist day!

  33. RT Carter on July 17, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Actually, a criminal event, something Trump doesn’t understand…but he will..lol

  34. Kathi Dau on July 17, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Stop Jim Jordan before this even begins.. or it will be an automatic loss.. ONCE AGAIN. Stand up and exercise your powers.. Nancy!!

  35. TUNDRA-7 on July 17, 2021 at 2:47 am

    The way he says “boom” what a ahole. Here is one for you Donald “ After the election.. Boom… You are out of the white house”

  36. Steven Cohen on July 17, 2021 at 2:47 am

    The right has far superior political strategists. Sad but true

  37. jean reynolds on July 17, 2021 at 2:47 am

    The unfotunate event was when the R. Party decided to run a lifelong conman for president. UGH!

  38. Ronald M Harrison on July 17, 2021 at 2:48 am


  39. jinglejuggs69 on July 17, 2021 at 2:48 am

    I have eyes and I saw the fact that trumpers committed these heinous acts. There are too many of us that will never permit trump, mcconnell or mcarthy to rewrite factual history.

  40. Terry Simpson on July 17, 2021 at 2:49 am

    A truly unfortunate event can be summed up as the night Fred Trump forget to wear a rubber

  41. Annie Sanford on July 17, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Trump is just the kind of lunatic that will love this situation it gives trump the clearance that he wants that way he can more or less shut it down before it starts and it makes him look like he is innocent which what he wants, its just more of the same BS we have been hearing for months.

  42. Annie Sanford on July 17, 2021 at 2:50 am

    That figures one lunatic prazing another lunatic and

  43. MrGraveBait on July 17, 2021 at 2:53 am

    wooden pole? that looked like a cardboard tube

  44. Charles on July 17, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Who killed Ashli Babbit

  45. John Whitt on July 17, 2021 at 2:54 am

    The only "insurrection" in HISTORY that didnt have any guns!?
    well, with the exception of the gun that the federal agent used to shoot an unarmed woman, while CONVIENIENTLY being recorded by an known antifa member.
    Are any of you sheeple capable of thinking for yourself?

  46. Kurt Jones on July 17, 2021 at 2:55 am

    Wait!!! I thought it was antifa at the capital 🙄🙄🙄

  47. Frenchblue8 on July 17, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Imagine voting for somebody to represent your little county or wherever it is you live in whatever state you live in… Who’s actual skill set has nothing to do with legislating policy or laws that will hopefully benefit you. No, his~or her~ special little ‘skill set’ has to do with muckraking and rabble rousing and just plain starting fires of dissension and mayhem. I can’t imagine it, and my sympathies lie with those good people who do not go along with that and fully expect that person to do the right thing every single day`~the job they were sent to Washington to do.

    I’m so glad I live in the true blue state that I live in and that my representatives are the people they are, I don’t know what I would do if it were otherwise. My heart goes out to all of you good people in these constituencies represented by thugs who have no business going to that capitol building to ‘work’ ~they don’t represent people, all they represent is white supremacy and lawlessness.

  48. Teresa Butts on July 17, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Do these people think this is the Lemony Snicket’s a series of unfortunate events rules.? Excuse me, defense.

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  50. Byron Mist on July 17, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Wait, I thought is was BLM and antifa who did the insurrection. So now it’s really great people who are being treated unfairly?

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