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Trump’s lunch wasn’t the only thing to hit the wall on January 6

Ian O'Doherty


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Donald Trump addresses supporters on the day of the Capitol Hill riots. Photo by Brendan Smialowski via Getty Images

Donald Trump addresses supporters on the day of the Capitol Hill riots. Photo by Brendan Smialowski via Getty Images

Donald Trump addresses supporters on the day of the Capitol Hill riots. Photo by Brendan Smialowski via Getty Images

Hunter S Thompson used to have a great phrase that “when the going gets tough, the weird turn pro”.

I don’t know if Donald Trump has ever read the gonzo journalist — after all, none of us are entirely sure that he’s ever read a book, full stop — but as the increasingly bizarre testimony from the Washington hearings about the infamous Capitol Hill riots on January 6 last year continues to emerge, it seems to me that he has taken his own version of Thompson’s line and changed it to “when the going gets tough, the weird turn weirder”.


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