CNN host Chris Cuomo hosted the lawyer for the so-called QAnon Shaman on the eve of Donald Trump’s Senate trial and the attorney ripped the former president for his “propaganda” efforts in inciting his client to riot at the Capitol.
Cuomo kicked off the segment by reading a statement from the “Shaman” — real name, Jacob Chansley — in which the horns-and-pelt-bedecked, self-proclaimed leader of QAnon expressed his “disappointment” with Trump. Chansley, who now faces charges of trespassing and violent entry, has since had a change of heart and now says he wants to testify at the Senate impeachment trial because “he was betrayed” by Trump.
After that statement, attorney Albert Watkins stepped in to aggressively attack Trump.
“One of the things that you missed out and others have missed out on is the propaganda,” Watkins said of Trump. “Trump’s tweets, his social media exploitation, what he…