Former President Donald Trump recently defined individuals jailed for attacking the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021 as “hostages” during a Thursday rally in Texas via Media Ite.
It has been noted that during the start of the Houston rally, Trump walked out to a song where he collaborated with a group of Jan. 6th inmates singing the national anthem from inside prison. The GOP frontrunner stood on the stage saluting as the song rang out.
The song is known as “Justice For All” included a chorus from a group known as the “J6 Prison Choir” singing the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It was released back in March on streaming platforms, including Rumble. By the end of the song, the prisoner chorus can be heard chanting “USA!”
“Well, thank you very much, and you know what that was,” Trump told his supporters. “I call them the ‘J-6 hostages,’ not prisoners. I call them the hostages, what’s happened. And you know, it’s a shame.”
The money raised from the song’s released was given to the families of the Capitol rioters. Trump bragged to the rally crowd that the song was allegedly more popular than the new songs by Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift at the time of its release.
“When that came out, it went to the number one song. It was beating everybody. It beat Taylor Swift. It beat Miley Cyrus, who is number one and two. They were number one. And two, we knocked them off for a long time,” Trump repeated.
“That song was out there for a long time. Then, of course, they had a problem with the Internet, Right. You know, And so all of a sudden they said, oh, there’s a problem, we’ll have to take it off. And we raised hell. And it it went back on,” he concluded.
Trump opens up his rally in Houston, TX, with the national anthem sung by J6 insurrectionists:
“I call them the J6 hostages. Not prisoners, I call them the hostages…When that came out it went to the number one song. It was beating everybody. It beat Taylor Swift.” pic.twitter.com/NP60KT15OL
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