Trump calls upcoming rally in DC a ‘setup’ designed to nail GOP; says ‘disaster’ McConnell’s got to go

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Former President Trump contends that the Sept. 18 rally planned for the U.S. Capitol in support of Jan. 6 protesters who are still sitting in jail awaiting charges is a “setup” and he’s also calling on Senate Republicans to ditch Mitch McConnell.

In an interview with The Federalist, Trump warned against the Sept. 18 rally that is planned for the U.S. Capitol. He called it a “setup” that is intended to disparage Republican voters no matter what happens. Many also believe that if anything violent happens it could be used as a further excuse for the left to clamp down on all Americans and take even more liberties away in the name of security.

“On Saturday, that’s a setup,” Trump bluntly stated. “If people don’t show up they’ll say, ‘Oh, it’s a lack of spirit.’ And if people do show up they’ll be harassed.”

Almost no one in conservative circles has even heard of the rally. It has not been widely promoted. Despite that fact, Democrats are having new fencing installed on Capitol Hill. Additionally, the Capitol Police have issued an emergency declaration that will allow the deputizaton of outside law enforcement as “special” Capitol Police officers during the demonstration.