Did Dems' Video Omit Trump's Telling Supporters To 'Peacefully and Patriotically' Protest at Capitol?

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Social media posts claimed impeachment prosecutors ignored a key fact.
In a video displayed during U.S. President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial on Feb. 9, 2021, House Democrats did not show footage of Trump telling supporters on Jan. 6 to "peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."

Referring to a video displayed during U.S. President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial on Feb. 9, 2021, Rep. Jim Jordan, a fierce Trump supporter, alleged in the below-displayed Facebook post that House Democrats intentionally "left out" footage of the former president telling supporters on Jan. 6 to "peacefully and patriotically" protest the outcome of the 2020 election.

The following day, Trump's former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, echoed the allegation, tweeting: "There's one line from President Trump's January 6th speech that Democrats keep conveniently leaving out: 'Peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.'"

To investigate the claim, we first gathered evidence to confirm or disprove that Trump made the comment to supporters on Jan. 6. According to video footage by Bloomberg and a transcript by Factba.se of Trump's remarks during the so-called "Save America Rally" at Ellipse Park near the White House around noon (EST) that day, the former president indeed said:

After this, we're going to walk down — and I'll be there with you — we're going to walk down, we're going to walk down — anyone you want, but I think right here — we're going to walk down to the Capitol, and we're going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women. And we're probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you'll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength, and you have to be strong. We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing, and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated — lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard today.

He made that statement…
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