(RepublicanInformer.com)- Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed by a United States Capitol Police member, and former President Donald Trump has voiced his disapproval of the officer.
News2Share editor-in-chief Ford Fischer shared a video of the former president speaking on the phone with Babbitt’s mother, Micki Witthoeft. She was at a Washington, District of Columbia demonstration for those accused of participating in the Capitol incident. The rally was held outside the jail where rioters were being held. You can hear Trump’s voice on speakerphone.
When Witthoeft answered the call, the speakerphone was set up so that Trump’s voice could be heard.
Trump was informed that he spoke live after Witthoeft held the phone to a microphone. Trump addressed the gathering, saying it was an honor to be with her and anyone listening. Speaking of the jailed, he said it’s a terrible thing that has occurred to a lot of people that are being treated very, very unfairly.
He said Ashli is dear to our hearts, and the events that transpired with her were beyond tragic. Whoever shot Ashli should be ashamed of themselves.
He said the shooter appeared on television after the shooting and gave the impression that he was bragging about what he did.
Trump asserted that the defendants in the Jan. 6 case are being held in conditions that have never been seen before. He highlighted the riots throughout the entire summer of 2020 and beyond.
He stated, “You look at all the riots that have taken place over the last long period of time, not only in 2020, but over the last long period of time, and almost nothing has happened to those people.” “And it’s a disgrace that they are still in here.”
Donald Trump addressed the gathering and said, “God bless everybody, we are working very hard.”
Witthoeft expressed gratitude to the president for the phone call and suggested that others who were likely detained within the facility would value Trump’s assistance.
Fischer did not mention the name of the jail or provide any information regarding the number of defendants currently detained there.
On January 6, 2019, Babbitt was shot and murdered as she attempted to burst through a barred entryway during the certification of the results of the 2020 election. The incident occurred not long after President Trump had finished speaking to a crowd of thousands of people who had marched on the building.