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Trump defiant as House Committee takes US Capitol attack case against him public

A photograph of former President Donald Trump is shown during a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, on June 16, 2022. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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WASHINGTON - A thousand kilometres from Washington in Nashville, Tennessee, last Friday (June 17), America's alternative realities were on stark display.

The Jan 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by his supporters was "a simple protest that got out of hand", former president Donald Trump told an audience at an event organised by a group called the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

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