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Biden’s campaign says Trump is “ready to burn everything down” when he returns to the Capitol

As Donald Trump returns to the scene where an angry mob of his supporters tried to block the confirmation of his 2020 election loss, President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign reminds voters of the former president’s willingness to use violence for political purposes in a new ad.

30-second TV spot titled Burn, opens with scenes from the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and a narrator stating that Trump “lit a fire in this country” that day, before recalling how 140 police officers were injured in the riot.

“The siege lasted for seven hours, fanning the flames of division and hatred,” the male voice continues, before adding that Trump is now “pouring gasoline” on those flames.

The scene then cuts to a series of public appearances by Trump in his own words to illustrate this point, with Trump describing the rioters as “unbelievable patriots” and the narrator intoning that Trump is “inciting” the rioters to “try again” by offering them to pardon him, if he returns to the White House for a second term.

“There is nothing more sacred than our democracy, but Donald Trump is ready to burn it all down,” the narrator adds.

The latest ad from the Biden campaign comes as Trump is scheduled to visit the Capitol complex for a series of meetings with House and Senate lawmakers.

He is also scheduled to address several corporate executives at the Business Roundtable later in the day.