Cop poses for a selfie with Trump supporters on capitol hill during riots

Timothy Burke

Trump supporter takes selfie with a cop during storming of the Capitol

The video is being condemned amid the chaos at the Capitol.

 

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Published Jan 6, 2021

A video shows a cop posing for a selfie with a supporter of President Donald Trump who was among the mob who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Trump supporters are rioting in Washington D.C. as Congress convened to affirm the votes of the Electoral College for President-elect Joe Biden.

But a clip of the supporters inside the Capitol smiling and posing with a police officer is going viral on Twitter.

“Cops are taking selfies with the terrorists,” journalist Timothy Burke tweeted.

People in the video yell “ACAF!” repeatedly. It is a play on the acronym “ACAB” which stands for “All Cops Are Bastards.” Those on the right changed it to “All Cops Are Friends.”

Trump has yet to condemn the chaos at the Capitol that began shortly after he addressed his supporters at a “Save America Rally” nearby. He did tell supporters to go home in a video posted on Twitter hours after the situation began unfolding.

Many people on Twitter are outraged by the video of the cop.

“The guy’s yelling ‘ACAF’ – all cops are friends That tells you what side the cops are on,” one person tweeted.

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“Hey @CapitolPolice – This you bro?” another account added.

“12-year old Tamir Rice was murdered for playing with a toy,” one person said.

“Fuck, and I cannot stress this enough, the police,” another person tweeted.

The situation at the Capitol is ongoing.

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*First Published: Jan 6, 2021, 3:58 pm CST