This past Friday was the second anniversary of the storming of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. but supporters of former president Donald Trump. By this point we know the story. Trump refused to acknowledge his defeat and in fact claimed he was the victim of election fraud perpetrated by his political enemies. Never mind that two of the four states he claimed were stolen were wholly governed by his Republican allies and despite information that has come to light that he himself didn't believe the election was stolen, Trump's "Big Lie" resulted in a concerted effort by his proxies and supporters to overturn the election which culminated in an actual insurrection.
That Trump denied the election shouldn't be a surprise since he also claimed fraud when he lost to Ted Cruz in the 2016 Iowa Caucuses:
Trump's Canadian supporters also pushed the narrative and were fully onboard when "the patriots" stormed the Capitol:
All eyes need to be on Brazil right now. Democracy is completely under attack. Bolsonaro supporters are invading Congress, the presidential— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) January 8, 2023
palace, and realms of power in Brazil.
Bannon is attempting to instigate a coup in Brazil. Eduardo Bolsonaro puts out a video of Steve Bannon this morning, where Bannon tells them their election was stolen and praises people protesting in the streets: “It’s going to be very interesting to see how that plays out.” pic.twitter.com/HvxcJQTDkf— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) November 23, 2022
Steve Bannon calls the Bolsonaro supporters storming Brazilian federal buildings "freedom fighters" pic.twitter.com/BiGJIxq4xk— John Whitehouse+ (@existentialfish) January 8, 2023