Wednesday’s gathering of Trump loyalists in Washington was a “rally against reason” and a “mass delusion event,” Jeffrey Goldberg says. “Many people I talked to were completely untethered from reality.” Plus, Susan Glasser discusses the media’s coverage of the ensuing riot, and Goldberg “we need a commitment to plain language” that doesn’t sanitize the situation.
Brian Stelter says right-wing media outlets are already trying to bury January 6 down the memory hole. “If there is one thing that history teaches us, it’s that without a reckoning and without accountability, a society can’t move on from a traumatic, divisive and criminal event such as what we just witnessed,” Susan Glasser says. Jeffrey Goldberg also joins.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among the prominent Trump loyalists to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, which the former president will address on Sunday.
China said on Wednesday it wanted to cooperate with President Joe Biden's new U.S. administration, while announcing sanctions against "lying and cheating" outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and 27 other top officials under Donald Trump. Gloria Tso reports.