Trump Reaffirms Commitment To Free Jan. 6 Hostages

Far from shying away from his vow to free “hostages” held for the Jan. 6 protests, former President Donald Trump doubled down on the pledge that rankles Democrats and the corporate media.

Addressing an appreciative audience Saturday in Dayton, Ohio, the 45th president railed against political persecution. “You see the spirit of the hostages, and that’s what they are: hostages. They’ve been treated terribly and very unfairly. And you know that and everybody knows that.”

Many of the peaceful demonstrators have been held indefinitely without specific charges. Trump vowed to make amends if reelected.

He told the gathering, “We’re going to be working on that [as] soon as the first day we get into office. We’re going to save our country.”

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee called his incarcerated supporters “unbelievable patriots.” Trump cited the jailed demonstrators citing the Pledge of Allegiance while in prison and called their treatment “a disgrace.”

Over 1,350 protesters present at the Jan. 6 protest were charged with crimes by leftist prosecutors. They represent citizens from virtually all 50 states.

Trump posted his pledge to free his supporters on his Truth Social platform last week. “My first acts as your next President will be to close the border, DRILL, BABY, DRILL, and Free the Jan. 6 Hostages being wrongly imprisoned.”

Trump’s vow coincided with reports of a suppressed transcript held by the House Jan. 6 committee. It validated the 45th president’s assertion that he asked for thousands of National Guard troops to protect the Capitol.

The former president faces a federal trial in Washington D.C. over the Biden administration’s claims that he attempted to interfere with the transfer of power after the 2020 election. The case is on hold until the Supreme Court rules on his invocation of presidential immunity.

Trump also faces charges in Georgia over similar accusations, though that prosecution is embroiled in controversy. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis was forced last week to accept the resignation of her hand-selected special prosecutor.

This came after their secret romantic relationship was revealed along with questionable financial compensation for his duties.