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Trump allies defend with denial, deflection

Jan 08, 2021 - Chicago Tribune

This was one mob they found a way to excuse.

Even as scores of President Donald Trump's usually unfailing loyalists condemned him for moving too slowly to call off the swarm of demonstrators that stormed and ransacked the U.S. Capitol, many of his most vocal and visible allies in Congress, the media and conservative politics still could not bring themselves to fault him for the surreal and frightening attack carried out by people he had just urged to "fight like hell."

They downplaye...