By Tom Boggioni.
According to a report from the Daily Beast’s Russian media observer, Julia Davis, the Kremlin — and Vladimir Putin in particular — could not have been more pleased after seeing supporters of Donald Trump storm the halls of Congress and send U.S. lawmakers fleeing for their lives.
As the world watched in both fascination and horror as rightwing extremists breached the security at the U.S. Capitol leaving a trail of destruction and disrupting the certification of former Vice President Joe Biden as the new president, Russian state media hyped up the attack with one journalist reporting, “While the Democrats gained control of Congress and the Senate, that doesn’t mean they can control the minds of the people. January 6, 2021 is forever written into the American political calendar. For some, it’s a dark date they will try to forget. For others, it’s a day to remember—or perhaps to repeat.”
According to Davis, prior to the D.C. riot, Russian media did its part to promote Trump’s unfounded claims that the election was stolen from him with one pundit asserting “There will be blood,” and another adding, “Excellent.”