Words can move people.

On January 6, President Donald Trump’s words moved people to violence. 

“We’re gathered together in the heart of our nation’s Capitol for one very, very basic and simple reason, to save our democracy,” Trump said.

He wasn’t saving democracy. He was trying to save himself. In a speech laced with lies — about “fake news,” “weak Republicans,” and most of all a “stolen” election — Trump incited his followers to storm the Capitol.