In the days before a violent mob breached the US Capitol and stormed the halls of Congress, law enforcement appeared to ignore the warning signs and ignore the mass organising on social media, where a group of far-right Americans announced plans to “storm the Capitol” and carry out Donald Trump’s demands to overturn the results of the presidential election. The ongoing riot holds many different types of people from trump supporters to members of nationalist groups like the Proud Boys. 

The first attack was actually formed from inside, by a group of Republican congress members, who thought Joe Biden’s election victory was unfair. The second attack started outside, as a pro-Trump and “Stop the Steal” rally, and ended inside, with a mob of far-right protesters breaking through the remarkably weak police defence line and illegally entering the US Capitol.

These riots continue to this very moment, with Donald Trump showing a very half-hearted idea of apologies and reactions, as he tweets at his loyalists calling them “great American Patriots” and declaring they “will not be disrespected” even after some of them ransacked the building and five people died.

Ben Sasse, a republican senator, said in a radio interview on Friday that the president was “delighted” and wondered why others did not share his enthusiasm as his supporters breached the Capitol.

“As this was unfolding on television, Donald Trump was walking around the White House confused about why other people on his team weren’t as excited as he was as you had rioters pushing against Capitol Police trying to get into the building,” Sasse said.

“That was happening. He was delighted.”

And now, people are asking for trumps twitter to be taken down as his violent and hate fuelled tweets are told to those that started this whole riot.