“The Daily Show” on Monday released previously unseen footage from the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
In a video looking back at Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign rallies, correspondent Jordan Klepper also revisited “what that awful day of insurrection looked like on the ground from the point of view of a guy who was just there to find some laughs.”
Klepper said there was a charged atmosphere, and that it felt “unnerving” in Washington the night before the violence. He recalled overhearing Trump supporters pushing conspiracy theories in his hotel lobby.
On Jan. 6 itself, tensions began to escalate. Klepper said his team planned an escape route.
“There was a mix of the scary and the absurd ― MAGA in a nutshell,” he said.
The insurrection footage starts at the 20-minute mark here: