'A MAGA Hat and a Gun' - Trump's Violent Vision for 2025
Heidi Siegmund Cuda investigates the hellscape Donald Trump and his network is proposing for America
On 25 March 2023, on the 30th anniversary of the Waco Siege, Donald Trump held his first campaign rally for the 2024 election.
The 1993 siege in Waco, Texas, occurred when federal agents raided a compound where a cult called the Branch Davidians had been compiling explosives and where children were routinely sexually abused. A 51-day siege at the Branch Davidians compound ended with a fiery inferno that killed 82 cult members and four ATF agents.
The siege inspired the modern militia movement, and Trump — being an experienced propagandist — walked onto the stage to the singing of the J6 Choir — prisoners arrested for their assault on the Capitol — while violent footage of that day played on a video screen.
An ABC reporter said he was so shocked, he called former Trump advisor Steve Bannon for comment and Bannon said, “We are the Trump Davidians.”
In other words, when people tell you who they really are, believe them.