As Trump prepared for his incendiary speech, he was getting hyped up with family members in a shocking behind-the-scenes video shot just before Wednesday’s Capitol riots.
Don Jr. live-streamed the footage showing Trump, sister Ivanka, brother Eric and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle as they got ready to go on stage.
Don Jr. refers to the amassing crowd as
“Just awesome patriots that are sick of the bullshit. So, thank you all for that. It’s actually hard to believe.”
He pans the camera to reveal girlfriend Kimberly dancing to Gloria by the late Laura Branigan.
You can see her say,
Trump can be seen watching his supporters intently on monitors. Don Jr. says in the video that was posted to social media but has since been removed,
“Unfortunately there’s a road in between the main crowd and the masses, I’d love to see them getting in closer because that would be pretty awesome, but this is pretty incredible. Literally, there’s gotta be 100,000 people it goes all the way to the Washington Monument.
On stage Trump calls on his followers to
“walk down to the Capitol.”
“We are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women,” he continued, “and we are probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them — because you will never take back our country with weakness.”
Laura Branigan’s legacy manager, Kathy Golik, blasted Trump for using the late singer’s work in a damning statement posted to Twitter.
“No permission to use ‘Gloria’, nor endorsement of him, past or present, was granted to Pres Trump on behalf of Laura or her legacy management company.
“And we strongly and vehemently DO NOT condone yesterday’s events at the Capitol. It’s absolutely appalling to hear ‘Gloria’ being played in the background of a widely-circulating video of Pres Trump from yesterday, given the tragic, unsettling, & shameful happenings that occurred at the US Capitol.“
T r e a s o n: The Trump crime family watched & supervised the violence on the Capitol from their own "Situation Room." These chinless wonders of grifters are so pleased, Jr filmed it in real time, encouraging the violence, all overseen by daddy crime lord emperor conman DJTrump pic.twitter.com/g1A9TeGsgx— Samira Edi🌹ImpeachTrumpAgain (@edi_samira) January 7, 2021
No permission to use "Gloria," nor endorsement of him, past or present, was granted to Pres. Trump on behalf of Laura or her legacy management company, & we strongly & vehemently DO NOT condone yesterday's events at the Capitol.+~Kathy Golik, Legacy Manager#LauraBranigan #Gloria— Laura Branigan (@laurabranigan) January 7, 2021
(Photos, screengrabs; via Daily Mail)