Earlier this week, the world was shocked and saddened after seeing the horrifying scenes of Trump supporters storming a congressional meeting at the Capitol building (resulting in the confirmed deaths of four rioters – three from medical emergencies and one from a gunshot wound). One of the group, Elizabeth from Knoxville, who has since gone viral, claimed they were there to start a revolution and many others cited Trump's false claims of election fraud as their motivation for attending.
Now, it's been reported that singer Britney Spears's ex-husband, Jason Allen Alexander, who she married for a total of 55 hours back in 2004 in Sin City, was part of the rally that later led to the riot. Jason posted a series of selfies showing him wearing a 'Trump 45' hat at the pro-Trump rally that took place right before the Capitol was stormed and turned into an attempted coup. It's unclear as to whether or not he attended the riot that followed, but if he did, TMZ suggest that law enforcement officers will likely be on the lookout for him.
Jason, who posted the photo to his Facebook account alongside the caption "DC. Millions showed up.", was a childhood friend of Britney's prior to their short-lived marriage (which was annulled on the grounds that Britney "lacked understanding of her actions").
Following the attempted coup, many (including Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi) are now calling for Trump to be impeached – this would see his presidency come to a slightly shorter end, but would also prevent him from being able to run for office again in future.
In a televised address, Pelosi said that Trump had "incited an armed insurrection against America" and called him a "very dangerous person who should not continue in office".
Trump's social media accounts were also temporarily suspended following the tragic events that took place at the Capitol - he received a twelve hour ban from Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, shared a statement confirming that his Facebook and Instagram accounts will be suspended until the end of his time in office.
Our thoughts are with the friends and family members of those who died at the Capitol.
The latest issue of Cosmopolitan UK is out now and you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.
Like this article? Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered straight to your inbox.
You Might Also Like