The pro-Trump insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday got words of respect from Ivanka Trump.
While echoing her father Donald Trump’s halfhearted plea for the rioters to be “peaceful,” the lame duck president’s daughter deferentially addressed the mob as “American Patriots.”
“American Patriots ― any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable,” wrote Trump, who holds a job as White House adviser.
White nationalists, neo-Nazis and QAnon followers were reportedly among those Confederate flag-waving “patriots.”
CNN White House correspondent Kate Bennett asked Trump to clarify if she was calling the rioters “patriots,” prompting the White House adviser to walk back her wording.
“No. Peaceful protest is patriotic,” she said. “Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms.”