Trump supporters befuddled when confronted by facts from Jan. 6 hearings

Jordan Klepper was on assignment for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Thursday, in the great state of Mississippi. He attended Donald Trump’s American Freedom Tour and spoke with the former president's supporters about the ongoing Jan. 6th Committee hearings and the damning testimony from his closest allies and family.

Attendees were shown testimonies from witnesses, but many were unable to accept the information being presented to them. For example, one gentleman was shown a video of Ivanka Trump testifying that she believed Attorney General William Barr’s assertion that no voter fraud was committed in the 2000 election.

“I respect Attorney General Barr,” Trump had said, “So I accepted what he was saying.”

At first he believed the footage of the former president’s daughter was edited, then he asked, “Did she say it on Twitter?”

None of the Trump supporters Klepper spoke with had watched the hearings, but one woman showed interest in an investigative hearing into Nancy Pelosi. She believed the Speaker of the House created the mob of people who attacked her and other House members on Jan. 6th.

“She wanted to be able to blame it on the Trump supporters and have something bad to say about them,” the woman explained.

While most of the attendees refused to believe any information stemming from the January 6th Committee hearings, a few supporters acknowledged the testimony from Trump’s own cabinet. However they just didn’t particularly care.

“Does that change your perspective and your assumptions?” Klepper asked an attendee

“It does,” replied the man, who promptly admitted that he was still going to watch the former president’s speech.

Video Transcript

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JORDAN KLEPPER: What about what happened on January 6? What do you think what happened there?

- I don't really know what happened on January 6.

KYLIE MAR: Jordan Klepper was on assignment for "The Daily Show" Thursday in the great state of Mississippi. He attended Donald Trump's American Freedom Tour and spoke with the former president's supporters about the ongoing January 6 Committee hearings and the damning testimony from his closest allies and family.

IVANKA TRUMP: I respect attorney General Barr. So I accepted what he said-- was saying.

- How do I know that's not edited in any way?

JORDAN KLEPPER: You don't believe she actually said that?

- Did she say it on Twitter?

KYLIE MAR: None of the Trump supporters he spoke with had watched the hearings, but one woman showed interest in an investigative hearing into Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

JORDAN KLEPPER: She planned what happened?

- I believe so.

JORDAN KLEPPER: Why did she plan to get attacked by a mob of Trump supporters?

- Because she wanted to be able to blame it on the Trump supporters and have something bad to say about them.

JORDAN KLEPPER: Should we investigate that?

- Uh, yes.

JORDAN KLEPPER: So you must be watching the January 6 Committee?

[SCOFFS]

- No. While most of the attendees refused to believe any information stemming from the January 6 Committee hearings--

- I think I'm ready to cut this off.

KYLIE MAR: --a few supporters acknowledged the testimony from Trump's own cabinet. They just didn't particularly give a covfefe.

JORDAN KLEPPER: Did it make you kind of change your perspective and your assumptions?

- It does.

JORDAN KLEPPER: Yeah. So you're not going to go in there right now?

- Oh, it's all right.

JORDAN KLEPPER: You are going in there right now to see Donald Trump speak?

- Yes, sir.

JORDAN KLEPPER: OK, cool. Well, good productive chat.

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