The Daily Show 's Jordan Klepper confronts Trump supporters during Capitol riots in new segment
Among the many fugitive Trump supporters who started rioting at the Washington Capitol was the Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper, who did his best to read them all from filth.
Comedy Central released a new segment of the Daily Show on Tuesday that revealed that Klepper and a small crew, including a cameraman who was physically assaulted, were actually on location in DC on Wednesday, January 6th. Klepper confronted several people in front of the Capitol building as it was taken over by disgruntled supporters of Donald Trump after attending a rally on the Ellipse where the President demanded a show of "strength" and Rudy Giuliani "process through struggle" demanded. Five people, including a police officer, died in the riot and several others were injured.
This is the kind of segment Klepper is used to. He has attended several Trump events for The Daily Show in the past, providing facts to Trump supporters using their own logic against them. Given the hostility that prevailed during the riots, he continued his efforts.
In the new video (above), Klepper mocked maskless Trump players for their apparent lack of knowledge of the Constitution and disregard for the thousands of Americans who died from the pandemic while poking holes in their conspiracy theory claims, which Trump repeats referred to as a rigged presidential election, although there is no evidence to support it.
"The only thing you couldn't help but notice was how many people looked like they were preparing for the fight," commented Klepper on the segment. As he meandered through the crowd in front of the Capitol and made fun of the demonstration, he got a taste of it. Those among the Trump people put homophobic blurs on his path, and a man was caught on camera tripping Klepper's cameraman before attempting to claim he was attacked. It was only when the sound of "Donner, Kanon" or "Teargas" could be heard that Klepper's crew left the scene.
"In the end, the crowd didn't stop our democracy. Let's take this seriously," he said. "This tainted rebellion failed - just like my dry January."
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