Illustration photo – Former US President Donald Trump (pictured on November 8, 2022).
Washington – A choir made up of men who are in prison on charges of involvement in the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol have sung a single that includes a recording of former President Donald Trump. The former Republican head of the White House provided the recording, according to the CNN website, at the request of a group supporting the families of prisoners.
The J6 Prison Choir, a male choir from a Washington prison, sings the American national anthem The Star-Spangled Banner in a recording called “Justice for All”. In part of the recording, Trump recites the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag. At the end of the song, the prisoners chant “USA, USA, USA”.
Trump took the oath recently at his Florida residence Mar-a-Lago after being asked to do so by a group that supports the families of people imprisoned in connection with the events of January 6, 2021, CNN writes, citing two informed sources.
Some of the details surrounding the recording, which was published on Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube on Friday, the day before Trump's speech at the CPAC political conference, were first reported by Forbes magazine.
A Trump campaign adviser said CNN that the former president's involvement in the creation of the song was not initiated by his presidential campaign. “It has nothing to do with the campaign,” said the adviser.
Trump has repeatedly expressed sympathy for people who were imprisoned for their part in the riots on January 6, 2021. Before announcing in November that he intended to run for the White House for a third time, he said that if he ran for president again and won, he would “very seriously” considering a full pardon for the people who broke into the Capitol.
As of February 6, according to information from the US Department of Justice, more than 985 people have been arrested on suspicion of participating in the January 6 riots, with approximately 500 defendants pleaded guilty.
The January 2021 riots at the House of Congress broke out as a joint session of both chambers began there to discuss the results of the presidential election. In that, Trump failed to defend his mandate, but he did not recognize the defeat in the fight with Democrat Joe Biden, and he constantly refers to the election as rigged. He also gave a speech in this vein just before thousands of his supporters stormed the Capitol grounds. The events eventually left five dead and dozens injured.